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Please watch this.
Let's try and get this 'sport' stopped.
I'm bawling my eyes out.... :crying:
I've sent an email to Greenpeace and the Canadian government.
:( That is so sad! Surely the Animal Wildlife protection group would jump on board and do something about it.
:crying: That is so sad and CRUEL!!!!! those poor seals!
I had NO IDEA this is happening, what can we do to stop it?
I just read a few of the replies and some of the more legible say that this has already been made illegal and these images are very old.
Seeing as the video doesn't really contain any information just horrific pictures I think I will research a bit more.
Anyone else look furthur into it?
Seal hunting or sealing is the personal or commercial hunting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunting) of seals (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinniped). Long prized for their hide and as a food source by indigenous societies, seals were severely diminished in numbers once commercial sealing became a major industry. They are still hunted today, though regulations are comparatively strict, and the images from seal hunts have become famous symbols for conservation and animal cruelty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_cruelty) activists.
Now off to see what the regulations are and why they even do it at all.....
UGH not for the faint hearted...
Marine Mammal Regulations, SOR/93-56 (http://www.canlii.org/ca/regu/sor93-56/)Canadian sealing regulations include, among others: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_hunt#_note-Pierre-Yves)
The minimum and maximum dimensions of both the clubs and the hakapiks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakapik) that can be used;
The minimum caliber of rifle and minimum bullet velocity that can be used;And the following stipulations:
“Every person who strikes a seal with a club or hakapik shall strike the seal on the forehead until its skull has been crushed”;
“No person shall commence to skin or bleed a seal until the seal is dead”;
“[A] seal is dead when it has a glassy-eyed, staring appearance and exhibits no blinking reflex when its eye is touched while it is in a relaxed condition”;
“Every person who fishes for seals for personal or commercial use shall land the pelt or the carcass of the seal”;The commercial hunting of infant harp seals (whitecoats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitecoats)) and infant hooded seals (bluebacks (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bluebacks&action=edit)) was banned in Canada in 1987 under pressure from animal rights groups. Now, seals may only be killed legally once they have started moulting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moulting) (from 12 to 15 days of age for harp seals), as this coincides with the time when they are abandoned by their mothers. These pups, who have not yet completely moulted, are known as "ragged-jackets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragged-jacket)". Once the pups have completely moulted, they are called "beaters (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beaters&action=edit)".
I had this sent to me o face book and it has really affected me i do am desprate to help:(
found this info.
Why if any 'population' needs 'culling' it's the ones who are destroying the planet, and walk on 2 legs, and drive vehicles which are suffocating the atmosphere, and think that clubbing a seal to death is an okay 'sport'.
David Suzuki once said words to the effect that he was constantly surprised that, when speaking in 'developed' or wealthy nations, where people had the information, finance and power to implement change, he was always asked "What can we do?". When he spoke in 'developing' or so called third-world nations, he was told what people were going to do/could do to help.
Food for thought, eh? Maybe we should get off our collective bums and DO something!!!!
Not seeing direct/civil action as a 'fringe' activity might be a start. Having the courage of our convictions might be a good second step.
OK, fire away!!!
I cant watch if it has anything to do with animals, I cant handle it, I cry when cats fight no way I can handle something that sounds has bad as described....I absolutely will do my part.
sorry but i can't watch it. Its would play on my mind something chronic
Okay... the link no longer works, it's been removed by the user.
I received replies from both the Canadian government and Greenpeace.
Here they are.
Information on the seal hunt is accessible from the "Seals and Sealing in Canada" section of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Web site at the following URLs:
Facts About Seals: 2006-2010
Myths and Realities
Please submit your comments regarding the seal hunt to Fisheries and Oceans Minister Loyola Hearn. Contact information for the Minister is accessible from the "Contact Us" section of the above-mentioned Web site at the following URL:
We hope this information will be helpful to you.
Thank you for your interest in the Canada Site.
I'm actually quite implressed that they actually took the time to set it all out, and not just send me a form letter.
Here's the one from Greenpeace:
Thank you for this email. I’m afraid your link no longer leads to the film you were concerned with, but if you can find the film again, I would recommend that you send it to IFAW, who are very deeply involved in seal hunting, and Greenpeace Canada, who do most of our work on the issue. The WWF might also be interested.
So they've given us some ideas on who to contact, which is a start.
I wouldnt have been able to watch it either i had to walk out of classes in school because of being shown footage of this & whaling. I still cant watch the news with anything like it on the screen i find it too distressing.
I am up for whatever we can do to help & am willing to write letters etc if needed ... Although i do believe more needs to be done than that !
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