Will there be a hunt this year?

So the 2007 Canadian seal hunt may not take place in the southern Gulf...this story in the Canadian Guardian reports the following:

CHARLOTTETOWN (CP) - Fisheries officials are urging seal hunters to be patient as they decide whether there are enough seals and ice in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence for a hunt this year.

Fisheries Department spokesman Phil Jenkins says the ice is poor in the southern Gulf around the Magdalen Islands and there's a higher-than-normal mortality of seal pups.

He says it's not certain a hunt can take place this year in the southern Gulf, which is the area that traditionally gives rise to the most controversy because it is accessible to observers and seal hunt protesters.

Click here for the full story.

At the same time, one of our staffers received this note...

Dear IFAW co-workers,

This letter is directed to the people who will leave to Canada this year to capture the seal slaughtering on camera. I hope these words will reach them. I can’t even image how horrible it must be to see the slaughtering in real; I get tears in my eyes when I only think about it. However; it is very important to use video material to confront people with the facts of life. Filming these is a job for animal lovers, but yet for them the hardest. Therefore I want to express my gratitude to you by means of this letter. I wish you all the strength on this difficult trip. Let’s pray that this cruelty to seals will soon be finally over!

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Well looks like we may not have to this year...but you never know, these predictions turn on a dime...stay tuned!

Comments: 5

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

thats the dumbest thing i have ever heard. did u finish high school Tanya? My money is on no. If you did, that school should never let on that you attended because you are ill informed and borderline retarded.there is no way your family is from Canada and is ashamed to return because of a seal hunt. If you were Canadian you would understand how few of our people take place in this. You would also understand that it is not a hunt, it is a kill. Its not a sport, there is a purpose and a real reason to smash seal's heads in. IN your eyes someone who slaughters an animal is a terrorist? you stupid stupid person. It must be physically painful to be that stupid, but if thats how your feel maybe you should go to your local grocery store and call the butcher Osama. Animals die and we eat them. They are fruits of the earth. Your precious dogs and cats certainly don't think twice about killing something cute, they would be dead if they did. You brainless twat.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Yeah, how about the zillions of slimy ol' fish getting caught every day? Cuteness is a powerful defense mechanism that has served these seals well.
Also, sealing isn't a sport. It's a bill-payer for people whose province has been screwed over by government stupidity and indifence. Brutal and ugly, but not done for fun.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

oh look at you people i do agree killing seals is cruel but what if it was some ugly animal being slaughtered by humans as a sport would you care as much?

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

This is absolute cruelty. How about we have a human "man" hunt for those that think they are a true man for killing helpless, defenseless seals??? My entire family is from Canada and they are absolutely ashamed and do not want to go back. It's truely sad that people actually think that is a fun sport. Slaughtering a seal is no differnt than slaughtering a dog, cat or any other animal for that matter. In my eyes they are in the same category as the terrorist.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

My husband and I were thinking of going to Canada this sumnmer for vacation, but I guess we will reconsider now:(

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