Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea is upset that animal-welfare advocates are road-blocking the trade of seal meat with China. She is highly offended that people are actually against the brutal beating or shooting deaths of a massive number of baby seals.
Shea is offended that anyone would try to stop people from torturing seals. I wonder what her opinion of dog fighting is?
And there was this trade agreement with China, to send seal meat there. Europe already shut down the trade for these cruelty-based “products.” Now, China is reviewing the matter, according to the Canadian Press.
So get this: The Canadian Press quoted Shea as saying – “We have to keep telling the world that this is a sustainable hunt. It’s a humane hunt.”
“It’s a humane hunt.” Can she possibly believe this? No one with a sliver of education in science – or biology at least – could believe this. Nothing about the annual Canadian seal hunt is humane. The Canadian Press reports the quota for seal killing has been set at 400,000.
But I get it. Shea wants to defend the industry. But that one sentence wipes her credibility completely off the chart.
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