POLL: Should the Canadian Government bring an end to the annual seal slaughter? Shocking Video!

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Each year, the Canadian government gives hunters the green light to bludgeon to death hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals. During the slaughter, baby seals are shot or repeatedly clubbed.

Sealers bludgeon the animals with clubs and “hakapiks” (metal-hook–tipped clubs) and drag the seals—who are often still conscious—across the ice floes with boat hooks.

Hunters toss dead and dying seals into heaps and leave their carcasses to rot on the ice floes because there is no market for seal meat. Veterinarians who have investigated the slaughter have found that hunters routinely fail to comply with Canada’s animal welfare standards.

Sealer clubbing seal pup. Copyright IFAW

Baby seals are helpless and have no way to escape from the sealers’ clubs. A Washington Post article on the seal slaughter described it this way: “[A] seal appearing to gasp for air, blood running from its nose as it lies on an ice floe. Not far away, a sealer sharpens his knife blade. The seal seems to be thrashing as its fur is sliced from its torso.”

The Christian Science Monitor wrote: “The few terrified survivors, left to crawl through the carnage. The shouted obscenities and threats from the sealers, gunfire cracking ominously in the distance. The pitiful cries of the pups; the repellent thuds of clubs raining down on soft skulls. Sealers’ laughter echoing across the ice floes.”

Many seals who are killed are 3 months old or younger. Many have not yet learned how to swim or eaten their first solid meals.

The sealing industry claims that it is killing more seals because of an increased demand for fur. Although the U.S. banned the sale of seal fur in 1972, anyone wearing the fur of minks, rabbits, foxes, or any other kind of animal is responsible for creating a demand for fur, which pushes Canadian hunters to club more seals each year. Then in 2009, the European Union voted to end the sale of seal products, and the U.S. Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senate Resolution 84, calling for an immediate end to the annual seal slaughter.

Please tell everyone you know about Canada’s cruel slaughter of baby seals and urge them to contact the Canadian government to ask for an immediate end to this cruel slaughter.

We invite you to vote FOR or AGAINST the banning of the annual seal slaughter. Even if you’re not from Canada, please vote and also leave your comments at the bottom of this page.

Should the Canadian Government bring an end to the annual seal slaughter?

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The editorial content of this article was written and published by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

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Marina
Marina

Please, stop this criminal!

mfrazier74@hotmail.com

It seems hard to believe that there are still people who have no hesitation about wearing the skin & fur of animals today, considering how much publicity there has been as to where it comes from. Apparently it doesnt matter how “civilized” a country is. We are no better than the countries in Asia that slaughter donkeys & burros for their skin – to make “medicine” from or the ones who slaughter dogs & cats for food. No better at all!!

Lynette
Lynette

Please please please stop this terrible incredibly barbaric clubbing of these helpless beautiful seals. The vile people committing this torture should be locked in a cage and tortured with pain and suffering equal to that they have perpetrated on these helpless animals. Period.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

for those who hunt me because i am a seal
did you ever stop to think just how i feel
i just want to sit on my rocks and ice
if you would leave me be, that would be so nice
my fur is mine, not yours for the taking
just look at all the red blood you are making
go back to your homes, your families, your wives
and leave us seals alone to enjoy our lives

Diane
Diane

Unbelievable that anyone (and you know who you are) could vote to keep seal clubbing alive. You are as inhumane as the seal murderers. Like all creatures subjected to murder by humans, these animals are defenceless. If people have the urge to kill something – go and fight in Syria or another war zone – that way at least the victims you are trying to kill can shoot back! We don’t need to wear the skins of other animals – how would we feel if they started killing us to wear our skins? This is unadulterated murder, outrageous and disgusting!!… Read more »

Karen Ingerman

IT'S HIGH TIME THIS ABSOLUTELY REVOLTING, DISGUSTING, CRUEL, HORRIFYING, IDIOTIC PRACTICE STOP FOR GOOD!!! MILLIONS OF US ARE SICKENED EACH TIME WE SEE THIS!!! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED TO KILL THESE BEAUTIFUL, SWEET ANIMALS!! MAKE SOME SYNTHETIC FABRICS AND SELL THEM, SO YOU CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT, AND WE CAN, TOO!!! LET THE BABY SEALS SLEEP WITHOUT BEING MURDERED, EITHER, FOR GOD SAKE!!

Peter Deelen

This canadians are the scum of the earth and i hope they get someday what they do to the poor animals and i hope that someday they get the same pain they do to this poor creatures !!!!!!!!

Leigh Lofgren

I cannot believe that this is still continuing and horrendous. Must be stopped and the people who not only voted for this, but are involved, should be given the same treatment.

Leigh Lofgren

I cannot believe that this is still continuing and horrendous. Must be stopped and the people who not only voted for this, but are involved, should be given the same treatment.

Debbie Macmillan

Well passed time that this was stopped for ever!!

Tony Menechella

Everybody who voted NO should be publicly executed!! The world is better off without those assholes in it!!

Michael Eddy

Barbaric and unjustifiable. Listen to the millions of people who hate you for this. Stop the greed factor Canada. Damn. Wake up!!

Elena Maria Teresi
Elena Maria Teresi

Stop it now!!! You have no right to do this…

Cartagena Gloria
Cartagena Gloria

PLEASE EVERYBODY. ALL THE FUR GOES TO THOSE DYSFUNCTIONAL CELEBRITIES LIKE THE KARDATIANS , JLO , RIHANA, EXT… PLEASE DON'T BUY THEIR MUSIC, DON'T GO TO THEIR CONCERTS, DON'T GO AND SEE THEIR MOVIES. COSMETICS LIKE CINDY CRAWFORD, DON'T BUY MAGAZINES LIKE ELLE, ALLURE, VOGUE. ALL THOSE MAGAZINES ADVERTIZE FUR. IF WE BUY THEM THEN, WE ARE PAYING THEM SO THEY CAN BUY FUR AND WE WOULD BE PART OF THIS. BE PART OF ANTI-FUR.ORG ON FACEBOOK. THEY HAVE NAMES AND TELLS YOU WHO WEAR FUR. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN BOYCOTT THE FUR INDUSTRY. THANK YOU

Jo'Anne Semenchuk Snyder

This is so sick and barbaric that it makes me cry for these sweet, innocent animals. No wonder there are getting to be so many animal abusers. Because our Government is breeding them with this evilness!!!! STOP IT NOW!

Geff Gardner

All living creatures deserve to live, who the he'll do we think we are

Jan Palmer
Jan Palmer

savagery. Who the hell can do that to the seals?? Its shame on you, Canada!

Julius Fisher

the humans race is its worst oen enemy
we will kill our selves and every thing around it till its all gone

Julius Fisher

man comon poor defensles seals why dont you just kill a baby same thing man i hate humans
they are not bothering any one so leave them alone

Kachina Lively
Kachina Lively

Savages! I can't believe humans are still capable of such barbaric acts…this has to stop!

Renee Daffin Keryger

I can not for the life of me see how these people sleep at night! How in gods creation would you kill innocent seals and baby seals! You are a nasty person and I will stop at nothing to stop you!

Jennifer Webb

Respect the planet out world needs all creatures to be healthy.

Anne Grice

This shocking unimaginable unnecessary abhorrence cannot be justified in the name of the Canada’s aboriginal archaic culture under any circumstances! So using this as an excuse is as disgusting and reflect poor leadership and no human decency by the decades of Canada’s government! What would Canada have done if the aboriginal culture required humans to be bludgeoned as well!! So the government has shown just how barbaric they really are!! No excuse for this Mr Harper!

Maerwynn Griffin

Your right to employment ends when it bumps up against the rights of other living things to simply live.

Hannah Gong

Cannadians needs to stand up for themself and be a loving country it use to be,a seal killer naion .

Cindy Moynan

YES!

Darwin Villavicencio

Disgusting , those are not human beings

Trevor Mauger

The seal hunt Hasn’t been done in that way for decades. If this group would only state the true facts about this hunt, it would be no different than killing cattle for food. Use up to date facts and stop spreading your lies.

Valeria Dökkálfar

CanaDie is a really disgusting country…developed country my ass. We dont wear fur since the last ice age….evolve, troglodytes! Sorry, but this is really disgusting and frustrating

Alexander Roberts

Put a generous bounty on the seal killers heads and it will end soon enough.

Kathrin Kutzner

Finally bans seal hunting!!! Years and years go by without the long-overdue ban. Shame on you! This brutal madness must stop immediately!!!

Mark McCandlish

Several years ago, I wrote the Canadian Ministry of International Trade, under their Department of State, informing the Minister that as long as the baby Fur Seal hunt continues, I will not buy any product made in Canada, I will not travel to Canada as a tourist and I will not purchase any product imported into the United States from Canada. Of course, I never received an answer. But my vow really started thirty years ago, long before the convenience of communication through the internet. Don’t get me wrong: I like Canadians; a good friend of mine is Canadian. It’s… Read more »

Beth Anne Berman Seibel

Barbaric and disgusting….this must end now. Greed over compassion never wins in the long run. Do what is right and stop this cruelty now.

Naoko Grace Nakamura

man… this is your JOB? Sucks to be you, man. you are natural born killer.
i’m sure there’re other jobs you can find even if you have to move around… Honestly, think about it. I won’t be able to tell my kids “oh yeah, my job is to bash innocent seals’ heads.” you are freaking psychopath.

Debbie Rizzolo Manara Curci

The seal hunt is unspeakably barbaric. It confounds me that in this day and age human beings can inflict such pain and suffering. I truly do not know how these “people” sleep at night. This unconscionable slaughter must end NOW. I have been boycotting Canadian products for many years. The sad truth is, the Canadian government doesn’t care, and obviously not enough Canadian citizens care because the brutality continues…

Russell Dam

No Mercy, No Compassion, No Humanity. These are traits that make us special and make us Human. But this type of behavior sets us apart from other creatures that we share this world with. This behavior is a very sad stain on the human race.

Dina Strange

It’s absolutely horrible. We are murdering children. We are killing children, people. This MUST stop.

Carolyn Janics

Stop killing our wildlife!

Valeria Dökkálfar

CanaDie is a really disgusting country…developed country my ass. We dont wear fur since the last ice age….evolve, troglodytes! Sorry, but this is really disgusting and frustrating

Cindy Moynan

YES!

Hannah Gong

Cannadians needs to stand up for themself and be a loving country it use to be,a seal killer naion .

Cristina Busuioc
Cristina Busuioc

I hope the next government grows a spine and a conscience! And I hope we get a minister that is not biased! There's tradition and tradition – this is not a good one! This is lack of respect towards living beings and our heritage. We should spend our money wisely, teaching these guys other skills – skills that don't require them to butcher these animals that are suffering due to climate change anyway!

Darwin Villavicencio

Disgusting , those are not human beings

Trevor Mauger

The seal hunt Hasn't been done in that way for decades. If this group would only state the true facts about this hunt, it would be no different than killing cattle for food. Use up to date facts and stop spreading your lies.

Maerwynn Griffin

Your right to employment ends when it bumps up against the rights of other living things to simply live.

Anne Grice

This shocking unimaginable unnecessary abhorrence cannot be justified in the name of the Canada's aboriginal archaic culture under any circumstances! So using this as an excuse is as disgusting and reflect poor leadership and no human decency by the decades of Canada's government! What would Canada have done if the aboriginal culture required humans to be bludgeoned as well!! So the government has shown just how barbaric they really are!! No excuse for this Mr Harper!

Anyonebut-Harper

See my comment and you should also contact:
[email protected] Leona Aglukka she is the Env. Minister –

Anyonebut-Harper

I am Canadian, and have been fighting this hunt for years. The Harper Gov't and his Environment Minister have been big supporters of the Seal Hunt. The Minister herself is a Inuit, and supports hunts even on Polar Bears. Canadians who are against this hunt, have made suggestions to subsidize the "Sealers" to maintain a income, instead of allowing the hunt to continue. We spend hundred of thousands of dollars, rescuing these guys every year from Ice flow, bad weather, etc. The PM and his group have spent millions of dollars promoting this hunt. It is horrible, and our PM… Read more »

Rena Andersch

I have wrote to the Canadian Government.

Rena Andersch

you are right but who is allowing this to happen, the psychopaths in the government the corrupt elite. Don't vote for these insane freaks. vote them out of their offices.