WARNING - GRAPHIC FOOTAGE - IFAW Documents Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt Day 3 Cruelty

In what may prove to be some of the most violent footage of the 2008 Canadian commercial seal hunt to date, the International Fund for Animal Welfare has posted this short video of two seal pups clearly in agony as they are attempted to be killed by rifle fire and in the last case a subsequent clubbing.  Please consider donating today to help IFAW end this cruel hunt once and for all.

Comments: 51

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

First of all, Bernard, if you want to use the WWF to defend your argument maybe you should read THE REST OF THE ARTICLE to which you referred before you inadvertently pronounce yourself an idiot.
The WWF says that they are not against the seal hunt because the victims are not endangered or threatened--THAT'S IT! They are not an animal welfare organization and, thus, they are in no position to comment on the inhumane treatment of these seals (as long as they are abundant.)
"There have been legitimate questions raised concerning the enforcement of regulations that are supposed to ensure the hunt is humane...As a conservation organization, THIS IS NOT AN AREA WHERE WWF HAS EXPERTISE..."
The best part, BERNARD, is in the second half of this sentence when the WWF states,
“but we encourage people to contact International Fund for Animal Welfare [IFAW--look, Bernard, you're already there!] with their concerns.”
http://www.panda.org/faq/response.cfm?hdnQuestionId=11320030954082.

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

The biggest question is WHY? Is this seal hunt absolutely essential to mankind's survival??? Please enlighten me if killing a seal is going to save men’s souls, end world hunger, or better yet find a solution to our worldwide energy crisis!! Let's be honest, our environment and our ecosystem is in the perils that it is because as a species we have done one thing and one thing only which is to systematically destroy, abuse, and misuse the resources that have been provided to us. We are single-handedly responsible (throughout centuries) for the extinction of countless species by destroying their habitat, over hunting, and simple execution! Yes, I said execution. There is nothing that can excuse man’s insatiable appetite for executing as many Tigers as possible in an attempt feel some sense of power. When he knows that caught face to face w/ a Tiger and simply the weapons he was given at birth he wouldn't stand a chance and he would then understand how truly powerless he is. It is the blatant disregard for life itself; be it animal, environmental, or human that has us in the position we are in now. Murder of a human being …who cares one less person I have to deal with. Murder of an Animal…. who cares, it’s JUST an animal. Destruction of our environment (equivalent to murdering our environment)… who cares….. I’ll tell you what: we should care about all of it. Human beings are invariably intertwined w/ our environment, every last bit of it whether we like it or not. That environment we are destroying…. will be unable to sustain us or the animals that live on it. Those animals we’re over hunting & killing.... will be unable to sustain us. Those people dying all over the planet due to drought, famine, pestilence, disease, natural disasters, & incurable diseases such as cancer….. they are but a foreboding of what is to come to the rest if we don’t change our ways, and change them now!! When will human beings understand that this world and all the creatures in it are not here for our domination, they are here to sustain our lives and in turn we must sustain them and care for them!!!! Brutally killing ANYTHING should be against our nature… MANKIND after all is supposed to be the keeper of the earth, caring for it ALL OF IT. And please don’t tell me that people’s jobs are at stake… and there is money to be made or lost. All the money in the world won’t bring back the plants, animals, and people that suffer needlessly. All the money in the world won’t help any of us if we take our planet beyond the point of no return. I want my kids to have a future to live for. I want them to be kind people who don’t find joy, satisfaction, or gain from brutality. We are all creatures of the Earth and must learn to live symbiotically w/ all other creatures on this earth. These people who are hunting the seals…. Are they fighting for their lives against these monstrous, terrifying creatures… these seals?? Well are you?? Because forgive me, but even in survival… you kill what you MUST to SURVIVE (for food, shelter, warmth, or to save your own life if being attacked) you don’t kill what you don’t need to!! These poor seals have NO reason to die by our hands; they are naturally hunted by other marine life, in the natural cycle of the food chain. As humans we have the power to grow our food, no other creature can produce its own sustenance!! We have been given that gift!! Why kill if we don’t have to????
Just because this has been going on since 1723 does not mean that in 2009 we must continue it. There are many things that our ancestors have done that were not right: the Crusades, Slavery, the Holocaust to name a few….. and we have fought to correct the wrongs of the past. It is time we correct this injustice too!!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

I cannot believe any government would allow this kind of behavior and that any rational human being could justify this as being "ok". Obviously the men who are carrying out these killings have something wrong in their heads. This is not justifiable behavior in any sense. This is absolutely disgusting and heartless. The Canadian government should be ashamed.

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

Bernard and Matt-
Ahhhh two men trying to make themselves sound intelligent.
I wasn't aware that inbreeders could type.
Enjoy your messed up lives....

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

This is sick and uncalled for. I am disgusted at this and anyone who trys to convince other people that this is humane should be put in a mental home. Whoever does this sort of thing should be put in jail. :@

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

The words Humane and Hunt simply do not go together. Every action of murdering, torture,or in anyway causing pain, causing physical damage, or taking the life of a living creature is, softly said, inhumane.. this is criminal

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

Its time to stop concentrating on the Canadian Government and ask the majority of Canadians who abhor this appalling sealing industry to stand up and be counted. After all, it the Canadian people as a nation who are being judged here. How about a moratorium? Let the Canadian government know that their votes are marching in the streets for the nations reputation and the permanent death of this inhumane and bloody sport that keeps the sealers busy while they havent got anything else to do.

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

Maybe we should shoot these guys in the side of the head and let them bleed a bit and then slowly make our way over to them to club them over the head to put them out of their misery, maybe they'd like it too. Assholes.

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

79% of seals that are killed are not checked to be dead alive highly suggesting the seal it still alive when killed. Does that sound humane? Think about that for a while. No animal or lets say even human, because we are similar, deserves to be treated like that!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

this is crazy! every thing should have a chance to live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! animal or human!

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