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

Matt,
Accoring to this study..
http://www.decanadesezeehond.nl/pdf/artikelen/veteranary%20report.pdf
I've read it completely. You should too.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

I dont see why canada cant leave a ban on the seals.thses animals should be put on the endanger list and if anyone does nit like it then to damn bad.these animals should be left alone.STOP LIKKING THEM NOW!!and i do not feel sorry for the hunters that got hurt this weeken,they got what they deserved!

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

This website is a joke, Matt. No sources are cited anywhere as far as I can tell. The "myths" page in particular makes several claims regarding percentages, absolute numbers, and specific occurrences without any reference to verifiable, independent documents.
It's a shame because I think a lot of people (including me) would be much more receptive to movements such as this if they dropped the rhetoric and actually provided some substance.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

According to which studies? Do you have a link or any source with the complete study?
Facts without a source are as useless as pure speculation.
However, my speculation is also based on common sense. For example, I would trust that bringing a sharp metal object down on a skull (if it's a direct blow) would cause irreversible damage immediately leading to death.
Unfortunately we can't guarantee that every seal will be killed the first try, but what industry is 100% efficient? I think you should look to nature, as well. Does the pack of wolves kill a deer as painlessly as possible? I think not.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Matt,
If you were more informed, you'd know that according to veterinary studies, over 40% of the seals are skinned alive so no, smashing over the head does not insure death.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

You guys are insane... crazy vegans! I'm fairly sure smashing a pick over ANYTHING's head will kill it humanely. I know if I was to be killed, I'd like to be shot or smashed - it's not like I'd have consciousness.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

I will never understand the seal hunt, ever. It is beyond barbaric and cruel.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Hört endlich auf mit dem grausamen Robenmord und stellt Euch vor, wie es wäre, wenn ihr unten liegt und auf Euch eingedroschen wird und euch die Haut bei lebendigem leib abgezogen wird. Mahlzeit! Man sollte es an Euch auch ausprobieren.Tut ja nicht weh, ihr mitleidslosen Robbenmörder, oder so denkt ihr doch...´
knox

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

I have been appalled by the scenes of this horrific slaughter in in Canada. is it a case of the goverment not listening to the rest of the world or are the rest of the world and Canada not acyually standing up and saying NO!!????? I am disgusted and ashamed of humans when i see these people running aover to a helpless seal and clubbing it over the head. Today i witnessed scenes of baby seals being skinned alive from sky news. Please can the IFAW provide some of us with transport over to Canada so we can turn up and club the fishermen around the head to see how they would like it..IM SO ANGRY, i planned on visiting Canada to Ski this year but not anymore until this is stopped....SHAME ON YOU EVIL BASTARDS!!!

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

How barbaric, cruel, heartless... I will boycott anything made in Canada. Killing innocent babies,just magnificent animals for profit or pleasure... bloody bastards. Sure, human babies have all the rights to live, but what about baby seals ? Those in power to stop this abomination - PLEASE, STOP IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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