that is what organisations such as Care 2 and the Humane Society of the United States are up against in their fight to stop the slaughter of baby seals for the fur trade in Canada- what are your views on this industry
I also think it's awful
They are just babies and they way they kill them (clubbing them) seems just so vicious. And just for the fur!
If there was no demand for this product there would be no need to slaughter them. Who on earth would even want a coat made from a clubbed baby seal. It's just so wrong.
yeah, its awful that some people make a living killing we think are cute...
lets get together over lunch and figure out how to stop it... I'll have the surf and turf.. or maybe a chicken sandwich.
Every animal serves a purpose, whether for food, shelter or clothing. We've been killing them for these reasons for thousands if not millions of years. When it comes to survival - all bets are off.
There are native eskimos that stll hunt seals and whales as part of their everyday life even today - to survive just like they have always done through history.
This has nothing to do with survival and everything to do with fashion. These baby animals are being killed for their fur so that people can have exotic clothing and not for the reasons listed above.
Hey - I like a cheeseburger as well as the next person but this is a whole different issue. If people were killing them to survive as their ancestors did - I have no problem with that.
Instead of clubbing them, why doesn't the Canadian government let the clubbers use guns so that the seals don't suffer?
I find it heartbreaking with the commercialization and profiteering in animal furs. I think they should only be available from those that genuinely use the animals for survival. I hope a price is paid dearly in exchange for the life they take for $$.
We could look to the native American for our conservation ideas! Oh, wait, they would burn thousands of acres to get the buffalo to run off cliffs, thats probably not a good idea.
Fire promotes new growth and every buffalo didn't go to waste n nobody got $$
Fire promotes new growth? Well I guess, but if you don't burn whats growing then you don't have to have new growth, you have perpetual growth!
And how do you know the Buffalo didn't go to waste? They would most certainly trade using parts of Buffalo, that would be currency!
Actually Mr Texan the buffalo were driven off the cliffs by the US govt. in order to destroy the food source of the Native American people and to force the migration of the native american people into the reserves...yes they were herded and treated as cattle just as the buffalo was...read your history again!!! The Native American people honoured their food source, clearly you know very little about the true history of your people and the colonisation both in Canada and the US of the Indigineous Peoples. And helloo...I am British before you smarty pants suggests I am an Indian.....only I read my history and I am only too aware of how our ancestors controlled and destroyed the food sources and the lands of the Native Americans aswell as committed genocide! And as for the Inuit people who live off the seal, they of course kill the seal humanely....it is the capitalist thugs that are brutally cruel to the seals. White people are brutally killing more wildlife in North America than all other First Nations...it is sadly the states of these countries that is promoting and supporting such acts.
And Caravalhophoto...your arguement is clearly racist. Really, go and spend a month with the people then spout your colonialist bs...you clearly know nothing about the ceremonies, rituals and the hunt itself....even your term Eskimos is racist...I am not even going to argue with such a philistine...yes you do need to find peace and find respect for people you clearly know nothing about. And I bet you live in North America...thats how sad it really is!
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has campaigns every year to stop the slaughter of baby seals..what they are clubbed with is a tool called a hakapick...one side is shapped like a pick. They walk onto the ice flows and slaughter the seals while their mothers watch and cry leaving the white snow pure red.
I and my family friends boycott restaurants like Red Lobster and Olive Garden because they buy Canadian Seafood rather than sea food from the local area.
Another campaign is the slaughter of Dolphins. Dolphins are lured into a cove in Japan, they are then netted in and slaughtered...Dolphins stay in a pack, so they don't know to leave.
Another campaign and won was Disney World in China...sharks were being killed for the purpose of just their fins.."Shark Fin Soup, and the rest of the fish was discarded.
Don't get me started with the Whale factorys in the waters off Austrailia
As far as "the eskimos"...they have grocery stores and more money than most since they get government money...so taking a canoe out to kill a Bull Whale (on our indangered species list) and use the excuse sustaining life is just bullsh**
Okay...thanks for letting me vent...I am just angered by the lack of respect for Nature these days and the death of animals for a needless purpose is just mind blowing. Peace
Point well made (and taken)
Yes the eskimos have grocery stores but some choose to live the way their ancestors did - off the land. The number of whales they kill in comparison to the numbers that are killed daily by commercial fisherman/whale hunters is very different. We are driving them to extinction - not the eskimos. One whale could hold over a tribe/clan for a month. As the native americans did w/the buffalo - each part of the whale is used and none goes to waste - from the blubber to the internal organs to the bones and sinew. Waste not - want not.
What we do is different, we take what we need or want form them and damn the rest.
True, but it does not need to be done to sustain life...and Bull Whales are on our endangered list, that is the Whale mostly killed in Eskimo Land...my point is the Whale does not "need" to be killed...
A few years back...2005, the Mayor of a Town in Alaska, his 21 year old Son, a 12 year old and an 8 year old were put in a walrus skin canoe at 2 am with no life jackets...killed a Bull Whale and were trying to tow it in...with the waves and no light, the canoe tipped, the children and the 21 year old were killed...again, the act to me was senseless. it did not need to be done...not only was a Whale killed, but a whole family not wearing any life jackets...the reason given for not wearing the life jackets..."to cumbersome"...senseless.
I understand how the elders think and I agree they do not waste the Whale in any way...but sustaining life is not a good enough excuse to me to kill an animal that is endangered and the senseless death of children, when a grocery store is around the corner...
These are my views, not to start an arguement...I just have a passion for these animals and it is very hard work campaigning for change...it's frustrating
Just like, how did you know they burnt thousands of acres
Now, when buffalo tongues were big $$ , that was genuine slaughter and waste indeed. History books don't always tell the truth either as once mentioned about left sided education providers lol
You do realize I'm arguing for arguments sake don't ya? I was bored!
At least when the Innuit kill seals and whales they do not waste a single bit...
They do not kill many.
However...there are those others who believe in mass slaughter...I am always against that.
I'm Canadian and am appalled and embarrased about the seal hunt, as are most Canadians.
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