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

6 Million - The number of Seals around NL at last count.
300 Million - The number of Pine Martins around NL at last count.
Why don't you stop protesting the so called inhumane seal hunt already and start focusing your energy on the species that are actually in trouble, o wait that wouldn't garner the same media attention that your getting now and then you wouldn't get as much money from donations.
People say that sealing only benefits the Fat Cats in the industry, so what. As of now all you’re doing is drawing attention to a pointless cause. Guess what there are plenty of other animals getting slaughtered in other inhumane ways and nobody seems to care about that, maybe it’s because the animals I'm talking about don't really appeal to celebrities who are donating the big bucks to fund this crap.
Here is an idea why don't you try to stop the inhumane slaughter of humans before you, protest the slaughter of seals. O, wait now, I know why it’s because the people killing people will kill you too, but here in NL we aren't allowed to attack you idiots when you try and stop us from doing our jobs and feeding our families.
Also to anyone who is happy that the sealers died in that accident, don’t expect the world to hold back its glee when one of your protestors boats gets stuck in the ice and nobody comes to help.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

To Matt: You don't eat these animals as evidenced by the thousands of carcasses on the ice and that end up on shore from sloppy attempts to kill them. I don't eat any meat for the reasons you mentioned. There is no humane slaughter. There is only humane euthanasia. Why can't sealing proponents come up with any viable logic? Because there is no justification for this. Many wealthy individuals have actually offered to pay these sealers to stop, yet, they refuse. One has to question why. Many have said they enjoy it, the seals are vermin or rodents. These are the most ignorant people on the planet carrying out the most sadistic slaughter imaginable. Justice will be served one way or the other. You can't commit such acts and not have Karma come down on you hard.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Nope, not a vegan or animal extremist, but quickly getting there. As the "dominant species", I don't know why some people think that means we can inflict as much pain and suffering on animals as we want. Baby seals aren't even eaten, they are killed for fur that no one even wants. Being the most intelligent species is no excuse for cruelty.
I am fully aware of the abuses placed on farm animals, and also understand not wanting to eat lethal chemicals, but do you realize that you are eating feces, antibiotics, pus, spinal cord, salmonella, and E. coli to mention a few things? That doesn't sound much more appetizing to me. I will happily go eat some lettuce now... good advice.
I also find it interesting the way some people get so defensive toward people who show compassion to animals. It has nothing to do with "growing a pair"... Hulk Hogan is an animal advocate. Maybe they have never had the chance to get to know one. ??

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

The innocent and helpless baby seals - that have been barbaric tortured and killed by poor miserable losers, who are NOTHINGS in a civilized society, disdained and be spit from all women of the world and humans with a healthy brain -
theese seals are representive for all the other tortured seals in this cruel brutal massacre.
They loose their bodies and they die in awfull ways, but they will be forever, forever with love in the hearts from all people who watches this in the whole world.
And I swear, no one, no one, who saw this, will this forget for the rest of his life.
And also we don't forget this is Canada's disgrace...
A few brainless babymurderers representive for their country show
the rest of the world, what is Canada !!!
We will never, never travel to this country and we will never buy only one Canadian product.
Feel ashamed, Mr. Harper.
And we feel sorry for all the canadians who are against the barbaric massacres, too !!!
Please, don't stop to fight !!!
You have a big support from the whole world, from people who have hearts and feelings and a healthy sane brain /mind.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I am appalled at the continuation of this Neanderthal practice- personally I hope all the sealers are repaid in full for the brutality they mete out at some point in their lives. I would not lift a finger to help one of them even if they were starving in the streets. In fact,I would not be sorry to hear that someone had returned the actions to them that they have taken on the animals- it would be their karma coming home to roost. It is likely a good thing that I am not present at these hunts, for I could not guarantee the safety of those barbaric sealers- it would take everything in me to not show them how barbaric I can be when I see the suffering they dole out. As sad as it is to say regarding the loss of human lives, I have to add that I was not sorry when I heard the news of a loss of one of the sealers' ships this season. They are bloody bastards for what they do, they do not regret what they do, and they are taking chances with their safety as they beat poor defenseless animals inhumanely. They knew the risks they took. I have been boycotting Canadian products for the past several years, will continue to do so, as well as refusing to ever set foot in Canada until this is ended.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Matt M.... humane kills??! Isn't that an oxymoron?
I wonder why veterinarians don't club our dogs and cats over the head when we need to humanely euthanize them?

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

There is no other way to discribe this , it's just cruel

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

What can you say? How evil, malicious & repulsive is this practice. Not needed, not benefitng mankind ( the poor and hungry don't benefit) only heartless business "Fat Cats" profit!!. The second seal lay writhing in agony for minutes before someone on foot then proceeded to "Humanely" club the seal to death five times after it had already been shot at least twice and left to writhe around on the ice in agony. Then the sealer on foot arrived. God these people repulse us and make us ashamed to be human. Of all the creatures on earth man is the only who hunts and kills for pleasure NOT necessity!! Canada should be blacklisted especially since they themselves admit there is no market for these furs and they have excess of fur. As we do against all animal trades be it Africa, China, Japan etc so should we treat Canada. Despicable!!

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Why doesn't somebody videotape all the humane kills? I'm sure more than 2 seals were killed, so did you just give us footage of the seals that suffered the most and cut out the ones that died immediately?

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Awful to watch... heartbreaking and beyond cruel. Surely this footage will convince the Canadian government that this can not be, and never will be, a humane slaughter. How can Canadian leaders and the heartless sealers look at their children and grandchildren and know they are doing this to seals?
Keep the pressure on and thank you for documenting it.

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