June 18, 2003

Canadians to Resume Clubbing Baby Seals

Environmentalists are infuriated after the Canadian Government has given its OK for people to club baby seals in the country's northern wastes, The Washington Times reports.

But the Canadian Government isn't being meek about its decision:

The seals "look like very cute and cuddly animals in the white coat," said Steve Outhouse, a spokesman for Canada's Fishery and Oceans Ministry. "People forget they grow up to be 500-pound animals that destroy the livelihood of people and destroy fishermen's gear and nets, and a lot of the groundfish, such as cod, which is necessary for Newfoundland and Labradorians."

He said animal rights activists fail to mention that Canada closely regulates the seal harvest and that only one in 10 seals is clubbed; the rest are shot.

You know, after thinking about it, I suppose that I could have also given this the title, "It's Not Just a Used Car Commercial, It's Official Government Policy."

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at June 18, 2003 11:49 PM | TrackBack

When the Men of Newfoundland get done with the job of culling their white coats,send them to the states to help with our bigger cormorant problem.I wish our Gov, would act in the same manner as yours. P.S. Don't try eating these Birds.

Posted by: Denis at January 5, 2004 10:35 AM

I think it is disgusting how people can club baby seals if you stay out of there way then they will stay out of your way. Dont give people crap about how the seals kill humans it is becaus you go looking for them to kill them then you get hurt.
Its hard to believe that your doing this for the right reason when you forget to mention that your making profit out of it. This is the reason your doing it, stop this inhuman act and think about what your acrually killing

Posted by: sam norrie at March 29, 2004 10:37 PM