IFAW 2008 Seal Hunt - Photo of the Day - 3.29.08

Hunt_drag_shoot_3_30_08This image of a sealer dragging a bleeding seal across the ice while another sealer takes aim at a different pup was taken on day two of the Canadian commercial seal hunt. 

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Comments: 30

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Anybody have a link to this oft-quoted "60, 70% of Canadians oppose the hunt"?
I don't mean a scientifically inaccurate online poll. Anything done by a licensed poll company?
@Sandra.
I have interest in sustainable and reasonable animal welfare. Well, like... animal shelters (of which HSUS operates NONE, read up on activistcash.com, although I'm sure that site has another agenda)
However, when animal rights clash with human rights, I support humans.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Please stop CALLING Canadians BASTARDS etc etc. I am Canadian and I have been fighting this seal hunt, it makes me angry I cry, I scream. No one is listening. The Canadian government is not listening to international crys or the Canadian people who cry for these seals

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

humanshitmustdie

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

I'm talking about your original posts where you said "smashing a pick over ANYTHING's head will kill it humanely". Where did you get this information or was that your personal opinion? You're the one who called me out, so do me the same courtesy and put your sources to that information.
Obviously, I know you can't provide it because that's inaccurate information but it's funny how you insult others here for standing up against cruely when it's clear you have no interst in animal welfare. What kind of person does that make you..........

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Obviously, I read the link YOU gave me.
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/dfiles/file_95.pdf
That should have been fairly obvious, I got my information from the study itself (and I'm sorry, I should have used the 2001 quota, 226000, changing the value to 0.033%).
It's on the executive summary, in fact. One of the FIRST PAGES.
Being picky, the 2001 quota can be confirmed from a quick google. cbc.ca and the government confirmed it, unless they're all lying and this is a giant conspiracy to kill all the seals by huge amounts of underreporting, of course.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Matt, I think you forgot to cite your sources, oversight on your part I'm sure.....

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

You are still providing biased information.
I don't want IFAW propaganda, I want a peer-reviewed, independent study (independent as these veternarians seem to be, the study was FUNDED by a group with a vested interest in one outcome - an unnecessary risk). Obviously you would dismiss any study claimed by pro-hunt groups as nonsense, so why not give me one?
Also, the "study" involved 76 seals. That is so small a sample size that it is mathematically insignificant! Considering there is a 275000 or so quota, this "study" involved 0.028% of the hunt.
Come back when you have some REAL data to show for your propaganda.
matthew4@gmail.com

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

That's funny Matt, where were your sources when you offered your commentary?? But as you wish, here are my sources http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/dfiles/file_95.pdf pg 8 to make it easy for you.
Now please provide your sources since you just stated "Facts without a source are as useless as pure speculation". Or, is your perception and speculation of "common sense" a fact?
You say a bringing a sharp metal object to a skull would lead to irreversible damage and immediate death, are you a doctor? Because common sense would really indicate that is not always the case. One doesn't need a source to know that this is always the case.
I agree that one can't guarantee 100%, but the Government should be out there making sure the sealers are abiding with the laws and conducting it as humanely as possible instead of jerking the animal organizations and journalists around.
Your example of wolves killing deer is just stupid, clearly, wolves aren't killing deer to make fur coat and make a buck.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

All those who are hurt by this killing, look for support, not opposition.
Those that do not feel with the animal, that are not touched by this nightmare, will not b reached by your words or tears.
I want to know what I can do, I want to know what others are doing against it.
The last I want is loose time with those that are blind and cold.
Pray.
X

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

This happening in Canada shows how Man treats a heap of pure and beautiful life.
This is distressing for me -to know that this is the way Man reacts towards a piece of unprotectd innocent life.
I have another picture in my head. I see a Man walking over the ice as if he is a part of the creation, bending down to this beautiful animal, talking to him, giving him his love, his respect, his support.
That is what I would do. Would you?
I am not perfect - I would not, at this stage, do this with a Human being.
But I would do it with someone that does not hurt me, that has no bad intentions towards me.
We have to start with what we do.
Make me Love you.

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