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
6 years ago

Thanks for figuring that out, Lisa. I am all about respect and kindness to animals... live and let live. The seal hunt is cruel and unnecessary. Just curious... what kind of things have you been doing to help over the past few years to save seals? I wish I could do more.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Maybe someone should club the sealers and the Coast Guard that protects the hunters like that. See how they like it. I pray they all burn in hell. How can Wojcik say they are humane. I think hes on the wrong side and the wrong page. I have been involved with saving the seals for years and I think IFAW, Seashepherd and others like us know what the hell we are seeing and what we have seen. SO Wojcik, move to Canada and become an ignorant backwards F..ed up sealer.
Idiot

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

To: Lynda D'Ambrose
Inhumane acts to animals do not justify murder, also I doubt if a fictional character will visit anyone, why don’t you read a book and learn a bit of history so that you could reference more than pop culture in your arguments.
As a religious studies student knowing the way Karma acts from studying the scripture I think there may be some serious problems with your statement, also writing with CAPS LOCK ON only makes you look like a kid who has no idea how to prove a point other than knowing the fact that big is eye-catching.
Repetition of a word is also a very poor way to prove a point in an adult argument, unless you’re trying to sound like an evil villain from a movie. Also the correct grammar for your sentence “SICK SOCIETY MISFITS” would be sick social misfits, I know English grammar can be hard but I’m sure you’ll get it eventually. Also in reference to the preceding they are not social misfits anyway, they are all in fact functioning members of their society who are working to support their families.
I sincerely doubt and in some individual cases know that sealers do not take pleasure in “TORTURING THESES HELPLESS ANIMALS” I can say this because there are members of my family who are sealers, there is no pleasure in it for them and there is no torture. Torture is defined as the infliction of pain on someone as a punishment or means of coercion. I don’t think they are punishing the seals or trying to extract any information from them so this word doesn’t really fit, try to find a different one please.
One more note on your poor grammar “WHAT GOES AROUND IS COMING AROUND” is actually, what goes around comes around, so that’s just another thing that makes me doubt your intelligence. However I will give you the benefit of the doubt, these are all common mistakes made by people who do not have a good handle on the English language such as ESL students here at MUN, so if that’s the case sorry (no insult intended honest).
To conclude I will state that if you choose to reply to my argument please do so in an intelligent manner with the cap lock off. Try to refrain from insulting me personally or insulting my family, although I won’t be upset or surprised if you do. You might want to try attacking weak points in my argument instead of attacking me, this will make it seem as though you have half a brain and may ever garner a little respect from me. One last thing after you read this please wait an hour or more before you reply, an argument that is formed in the heat of the moment generally has far to many weak points, also if and when you do reply write the answer in a word processing suite so that you can edit, spell check and grammar check it before you submit it.
Have a nice day.
Happy Hunting

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Tim, I don't live to be difficult. Remind me who is trying to ruin the lives of the sealers?? Hmm? Who is trying to impress their crazy vegan morals on people?? Hmm?

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

SO MANY PEOPLE ARE WORKING SO HARD TO END THIS SICK ACT OF INHUMANITY.THIS WILL SOON END .THE PARTY IS OVER FOR THESE SICK SOCIETY MISFITS...THE CANADIAN FISHING INDUSTRY IS GOING DOWN DOWN DOWN AND TO ANY AND ALL OF YOU LOW LIFE SAELERS WHO ENJOY TORTURING THESES HELPLESS ANIMALS WHAT GOES AROUND IS COMING AROUND.KARMA IS GOING TO COME YOUR WAY. PERHAPS TONY SOPRANO SHOULD PAY A VISIT TO MR.HEARN.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

There is no use trying to talk to Matt , he is the result of not being shown love and being loved ...besides this is about stopping the seal hunt .... not trying to change the mind of a person that lives to be difficult

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Matt M: It's now 11.30pm in the UK so the time shown of my post, 5.30pm., is out by about 5 to 6 hours. As its past my bed-time you'll have to forgive me for not wanting to stay up replying to you at length. Briefly though, there is a wealth of information on this IFAW Seal Hunt Blog site, including filmed footage of this year's Business As Usual inhumane seal hunt cruelty. Together with accounts from journalists who have reported on what they saw and think about this year's so-called humane slaughter of defenceless, terrified seal pups. Just because you and your pro seal hunt buddies haven't been moved by all that information as to why these hunts need to be put an end to doesn't mean to that I haven't got an argument. I just don't want to go over all the counter-arguments on here for bringing an end to this cruel, unnecessary and unsustainable slaughter of Canada's tourism attracting marine mammals - it's seal herds.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Marceles: Most of the meat isn't eaten, no, but it does exist. I've half a mind to go to the waterfront and buy some meat myself when they come back if they still do that. Seal flipper pie!
And care to prove somebody said they enjoy hunting because seals are vermin and rodents?
You can't, because nobody did.
Stop making things up.
And you know what? Has anybody offered 16 million a year indefinitely? Any offers of paying off the sealers for life? Anybody?
Wojcik, if the FDA has approved it, I'd eat it. Obviously there are other things in the meat than pure meat, I can accept that. I don't get sick, and when it's barbecued anything dangerous is dead except for rare cases (as rare as cyanide-tainted produce).
Being the dominant species means in a Darwinian sense that we are the strongest, and we can do whatever we need to survive. If you'd like to get into an asceticist discussion fine, but I enjoy comforts of living. If killing is done within the standards of unbiased institutions and administrations (like for example the WWF, which states that the hunt is sustainable), I'm all for it. It's really not like it matters how much suffering we prevent anyway. Nature is based on pain and suffering, it warns us to danger and look at any wild animal eat another. If you'd like to say human lives are equal to animal lives, well, then, why are we acting so merciful? Let's go tear some legs off of things! I however have the view that humans are better. Not because God said we were, but because we're the strongest evolutionarily. So sure, you can be merciful, but let's not forget who's really in charge. Killing is what we're made to do.
I am perfectly willing to let vegans and vegetarians be without disturbing them or poking fun at their lifestyle. However when they try to impress their values on other people, that's when I get annoyed. When they start showing how glad they are that people died, that's when I get pissed.
Honestly, it's like evangelical Christianity or Islam. You want a bunch of nutjobs knocking on your door trying to convert you, vegans? That's what it feels like and really that's what it is. So get over yourselves and find something useful to do, like planting gardens or something.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Matt M is very typical of the kind of hissy-fitting pro Canadian government, pro commercial seal hunt supporter I've had the misfortune to come across when visiting Canadian press web sites like Newfoundland & Labrador St John's newspaper, The Telegram. The number of posts on that paper's discussion forums are full of contempt for anyone who dares to post an anti seal hunt comment. It seems Matt M has taken a leaf out of their book with his own couldn't give a damn attitude on here. Suffice to say, I don't think the majority of posters on this IFAW run site can count on Matt to tell a friend, who are more likely than not to be unacceptably cruel sealers anyway, to speak out against Canada's shameful, image blackening seal hunts. A case of tell me who your friends and I'll tell you what you are in Matt's case don't you think.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

300 Million - The number of Pine Martins around NL at last count.
There is an error here the line is supposed to read 300 - The number of Pine Martins around NL at last count.

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