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Thursday, April 26, 2007

ON THIN ICE


It's "what goes around, comes around" at its best.

Harp seal hunters are stranded in the ice off Newfoundland's northeast coast.


Right now, Canadian coast guard icebreakers are battling to free the nearly 100 sealing vessels that have been trapped there since last week. Some of the hunters had to flee their ships to keep from being crushed by the shifting icebergs.

Gee, too bad.

Too bad the seal murderers couldn't be taken out in the same manner they eliminate their helpless victims ... with a hooked club to the head.

But then again, that's too humane for them.


The good news is their dire situation may have saved 60,000 baby seals from being clubbed to death.

Don't buy coats made with seal fur and boycott Canadian seafood. To show your support for a seal-hunt ban and to help stop the slaughter, go to International Fund for Animal Welfare, Harpseals.org or the Humane Society of the United State for more information. (AP photos)

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Claudia Francesca said...

The seals are adorable and so were the alligators on Hilton Head that everyone was protecting until they became over populated-well not as adorable as the baby seals but you get the picture-there must be a balance in nature-there should be a controlled number of whatever is allowed to be hunted and a season just like the fishing industry-Contro and Balance

Thu Apr 26, 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not think that seals are as dangerous as alligators.There are more "humane " ways of balancing nature-or is there.?
Thanks for the information , Diana.

Thu Apr 26, 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous D.Harris said...

This kind of stuff makes me SICK! I for one, will write everyone on the list. Mankind will not be happy until everything but his ego is destroyed. Disquesting.

Thu Apr 26, 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES. IT IS SAVAGE AND USELESS. THE HUNTERS CLAIM THEY NEED THE INCOME BROUGHT IN FROM THE SEAL PRODUCTS, BUT IN FACT, OVER THE MANY YEARS THIS HUNT HAS BEEN HAPPENING, THEY RELY LESS ON THE INCOME AND IT HAS REALLY JUST BECOME A "SICK" TRADITION. NOW, WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGING, THE SEALS HAVE TO FIND STABLE HABITAT WHILE TRYING TO SURVIVE THE HUNTER'S SPEARS. I HOPE PEOPLE WILL VOICE THEIR OPINIONS AGAINST THIS AWFUL HUNT!

Thu Apr 26, 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Gail Jeanne McGillicuddy said...

There is special place in HELL for those who can club any baby animal to death with a club and call it sport.. And I hopesthe environment of said Hell is very Arctic, and it's rock solid, frozen ice hell, where they have no clothes, and their nads get frostbite and turn black and blue but bigger seals and polar bears hunt them down to chew on their black berries. thinking it's fruit, and the bears have clubs to knock them into submission so their fruits can be removed for harvest

that's the kinda hell they deserve.

Thu Apr 26, 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous seal-the-deal said...

wow, you peta psychos are more violent than those canadian/native Indian hunters..mmmmm, excuse me while I take another bite of this delish seal burger...gee, Diana your motorcyle jacket in your blog photos is leather, right? hypocrites all of you...

Thu Apr 26, 04:34:00 PM  
Anonymous justwondering said...

Is it OK to club a baby mouse if it is in your house or squash a baby spider????

Thu Apr 26, 05:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped destroying the spiders.I would never club a mouse . Traps will do. And rats breed disease. We do have to have a balance of nature. But clubbing seals -NO!

Thu Apr 26, 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Human rights first! said...

Just a horrible lack of anything remotely passing for compassion.I do not see any reason for the slaughter.
Will the day come when young unmarrieds will stop the slaughter of their young child? Will unwed mothers stop placing their unwanted babies in trash bins?
The whales,the geese,I feel badly for their plight....however,there are far greater social ills that need redress here.

Thu Apr 26, 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, enjoy your steak! Oops!

Thu Apr 26, 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Get real said...

it's about being humane and not clubbing a defenseless animal before skinning it while it's still alive. Killing a cow for meat or its leather is, hopefully, done humanely, but you can bet your bottom dollar that most people wouldn't be able to do it. Mice, on the other hand, breed disease and alligators are a threat to people, like bears. Seals don't hurt anyone. Let nature take its course with them.

Thu Apr 26, 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Al said...

How about stopping the slaughter of innocent babies? Let's put our priorities in order.

Fri Apr 27, 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous seal-the-deal said...

diana took off my blog comments from yesterday because she disagreed with me saying she is a hypocrite for wearing leather motorcycle jacket..what happpened to free speech?

Fri Apr 27, 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Hey seal, you must have gotten hit in the head. looks like they're still there to me.

Fri Apr 27, 01:33:00 PM  

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