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Canada's Controversial Seal Hunt Starts Monday,March 23


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Trudi
- 3430 days ago - news.ninemsn.com.au
Canada's annual seal hunt is set to start in the southern Gulf of St Lawrence on Monday March 23,despite the continuing outcry of animal rights activists and an international effort to ban imported seal products.



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Joycey B (750)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 6:28 pm
I will be sick to my stomache all day tomorrow. I am upset about this right now. Noted with anger and sadness. Thanks Trudi.
 

Lory g (109)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 7:07 pm
US25 million ...that's what it's all about..
 

Roseann d (178)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 7:23 pm
Sickos, how about claiming the ice under eminent domain for the seals and clubbing all trespassers. Time for a new approach.

A big sign trespassers will be clubbed is fair warning.
 

Roxann C (398)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 8:35 pm
This angers me I wish Karma to all involved because what goes around comes around. KILLERS
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 8:36 pm
VERYSAD, THIS SHOULD STOP !!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 8:45 pm
Its really very sad to know. Please stop this!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 9:14 pm
I just don't understand how anyone could be so cruel. ONE FINE DAY THIS WILL BE STOPPED! Noted and thanks Trudi
 

Lydia S (71)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 10:49 pm
I cannot fathom how ANYONE can look these beautiful little babies in the face, and club them to death. It is just appalling ... long overdue for this atrocity to end. I am boycotting ALL Canadian products; I will not travel to Canada, until this barbaric savagery ends. It cannot be called a "Hunt", as these are helpless babies, lying on the ice, unable to flee, defend themselves, etc. They just lay there, waiting for the butchers to end their lives!

The cruelty is just impossible to understand!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poem for Baby Seals
Lindy Greene
April 2005

A fleet of heartless, mindless buffoons
Sets out for the annual killing fields
To commit genocide under Arctic moons
Fulfilling "quotas," harvesting "yields"

The ocean is red with innocent blood
Hundreds of thousands have hellishly died
The hunt scum wades in the crimson flood
Of unrepentant infanticide

My tears spill over, unrestrained and futile
The unconscionable deed is already done
Unthinkable that monsters so brutal
Walk Mother Earth, sit under her sun

Grieving mothers, bereft and heartbroken
Take hapless refuge in northern seas
With spirits shattered and sorrow unspoken
They abandon the ice floe nurseries

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Julie van Niekerk (230)
Sunday March 22, 2009, 11:43 pm
You mean the MASSACRE starts on Monday. Another day of mourning for those creatures who only ask to live in peace and harmony, like animals normally do.
 

Trudi R (242)
Monday March 23, 2009, 1:37 am
Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher at IFAW:

"How ironic that two days after Russia announced an end to its commercial harp seal hunt, Canada is condemning one-third of the pups born here to a cruel and unnecessary death Our government is insistent on keeping Canada stuck in the dark ages" continued Fink, "Canadians would be much better served by a government that will stop playing politics, stop wasting our taxes, and start investing in alternative, economically viable employment opportunities."
 

Ester Hellen (213)
Monday March 23, 2009, 2:20 am
today is the sad day of humankind!
 

Pam F (221)
Monday March 23, 2009, 2:32 am
Noted with extreme disgust and sadness.
 

LORII H (4)
Monday March 23, 2009, 3:36 am
2 senators have written back to and i think to all the pepole to vrote to themm about this it will be a hard way to safe the baby seals we have to keep telling them to ban killing in russia ban it only until they have 1 year old i am not very happy about this cross our fingers and prey if you can to let them have their life to these babys seals
 

. (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 4:14 am
Today I will lit my candle for the seals that will burn every day for as long this cruel hunt will take!!!
My heart breakes !!!
 

mary f (202)
Monday March 23, 2009, 5:25 am
this makes me sick
 

Trudi R (242)
Monday March 23, 2009, 7:42 am
Reading the latest news about another bloody massacre on the ice,it feels like a deja vu.
Every year again, we fight so hard to stop this horrible slaughter.And every year again hell on earth starts all over again:

The largest seal hunt in the world began at dawn Monday in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, around Quebec's Magdalen Islands.In Newfoundland, a federal fisheries spokesman told VOCM Radio the hunt will be expanded this week and next to include more areas around the Maritime provinces depending on what aerial crews report about populations and locations.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 9:17 am
Stupid Barbarians - The cod fishery destruction was perpetrated by the same people that are now killing these baby seals. These ex-cod fishermen incorrectly blame the seals for the collapse of the cod fishery, not their own greedy harvest methods and see this as payback time. The same thing is happening in the lobster fishery now. Too many fishermen and not one wise man among them that can see the the same over-harvesting problem developing again. Hello - we are supposed to learn from our mistakes. Massively disappointing for Canadians.
 

Mandi T (367)
Monday March 23, 2009, 9:39 am
As I've posted before, this horrendous practice had gone on for years and years. It makes me sick knowing that there isn't some kind of legislation to stop this.
The HSUS, IFAW and more will be there to "monitor". Saying it's starting to wane is rediculous. I sae, and heard the same thing 20 years ago.
This is a very sad day.
 

Elena Glikina (15)
Monday March 23, 2009, 10:44 am
I think that murderers will be responsible before the Face of God. A great, great shame on them! Really there are no wild animals, there are wild people. Let,s do our best to stop them forever. People who kill helpless animals cannot grow spiritually.
 

Joanna D (216)
Monday March 23, 2009, 11:37 am
DFO said that bad fishery management is responsible for collapse of cod fishery and seal slaughter will remain as it brings lots of money and helps to keep the seal population on right level this all info had been on their site - but this year I saw some new propaganda on DFO site - many links I included in articles and reports don't work any more - the pages had been removed:
"The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Please visit our home page to find our site and link to the information you are looking for.
Please contact the server's administrator if this problem persists.
Date Modified: 2008-09-26 "

and I found that DFO now changed their opinion saying that the seal population is too big and they eat large quantities of fish - however there is no statement that they are responsible for collapse of cod fishery for people who aren't familiar with the issue it seems to be clear that DFO says it's seals' fault

DFO site is a rubbish as is DFO and all those who believe their propaganda are even worse (if you don't know what I mean just look what and WHY happened with Russian seals hunt)
 

Trudi R (242)
Monday March 23, 2009, 12:12 pm
Thank you Joanna,I definitely agree with you about DFO.

Websites to visit for more information about the Canadian seal hunt and how you can fight this unconscionable injustice to animals:
http://www.hsus.org/protect_seals.html

http://www.harpseals.org/help/index.html

http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_canada_engli...

http://www.stopthesealhunt.com/site/c...

http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/se...

Petitions to sign:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/14/SAVE-the-SEALS

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/109821355

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/877541637

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/harp-seal-slaughter-and-reeducate-...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-all-seal-hunts-bill-s-229

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/help-save-hay-island-grey-seals

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stopcanadiansealhunt.html
 

Therry J (86)
Monday March 23, 2009, 12:29 pm
FUCK PEACE!!! How About just killing the Killers????
 

Lisa Koehl (58)
Monday March 23, 2009, 2:09 pm
Every year this murderous massacre begins either on or a few days just prior to my birthday. I am so very sad. It truly overshadows any thoughts of celebrating. :(
 

BernadetteP P (72)
Monday March 23, 2009, 2:11 pm
wahy cant we save thesealso thatis tressible
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Monday March 23, 2009, 2:29 pm
The world bleeds with them and yes, Roxann, I truly believe that their karma will visit them and they will pay back everything. I will light a candle for them and keep it burning...
 

Pamela Mendoza (126)
Monday March 23, 2009, 4:03 pm
This is getting worse every year. They have know excuse and the excuses they use are getting old. Why do they not admitt they like killing for the money. Wish I can send these people to my island. You know, the one that has know food, water, or shelter. It makes me sick to think that these people can kill animals with out any feelings. Those poor seals. I lit a candle, too.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 4:29 pm
This is just crazy!!! What is it going to take to get through to these people that this is just soooo wrong! The people who are doing this for a living don't even need to be doing this, I watched a documentary on it. They are just doing this out of greed for more money. This is beyond dispicable and horrendous! I hope Greenpeace goes out there and creates a whole bunch of problems for these murderers of the beautiful seals!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 5:22 pm
Yeh not only am I sick right now, but this makes me sick...

Funny how my list got around :P I'm glad people are taking notice...

Here is a list of some of the current petitions to ban seal hunts. If you have not done so already, please sign. Thanking you in advance

Phrend


http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/553233753

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/14/SAVE-the-SEALS

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/109821355

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/877541637

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/harp-seal-slaughter-and-reeducate-...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-all-seal-hunts-bill-s-229

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/help-save-hay-island-grey-seals

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stopcanadiansealhunt.html
 

Mary D (64)
Monday March 23, 2009, 5:42 pm
It has to stop. And please don't weep for the "poor hunters." I've said it once, and I'll say it again: No one mourned for the freight wagon drivers when the cross-country railroads made them obsolete. They just had to find another way to make a living. It's called "progress." Stopping the murder of helpless baby seals would indicate a step upward in the spiritual nature of human beings, and thus of the planet. Hey everyone - don't let today's sad events discourage our efforts to stop it. The poor seals - babies and mothers alike - are God's creatures, and they deserve to live their lives the way the Deity intended them to. He didn't intend for these lovely, innocent creatures to end up with their skins gracing the backs of vain, selfish, and insensitive people. Again, the fur looks a lot better on the seals!
 

Sheila G (267)
Monday March 23, 2009, 5:47 pm
they blame the seals for eating to much?? isn't that just like a human, when so many men and women throw away the flesh slaughtered for the gluttony? there is so much waste of these murdered animals, all animals, so much of their bodies are just thrown in dumpsters. humans make me so sick.
 

. (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 6:10 pm
I feel nothing but sadness and greif and cry every time I see and hear it. And it makes me angry, I could not be there and see this for I would no doubt in my mind go to jail. I mean heck Chaney got shot in the Butt no big deal right??? Huuuuu!!!! Everyone that kills a seal deservs at least one shot in the butt one time or another they are soooo deserving. Thanks Trudi good to see you hugs
 

Valerie H (133)
Monday March 23, 2009, 7:01 pm
Steven Harper ALLOWS these murders to happen...bottom line...nothing anyone does or says will change his mind....this is a disgrace to the majority of Canadians that want these murders to stop....I apologize on behalf of my fellow 'compassionate' Canadians...I am soooooooooo sorry for these defenseless babies that are being hacked to death....my heart bleeds truly...again I am personnaly so sorry......
 

Cheyenne Rose Wolf (61)
Monday March 23, 2009, 8:18 pm
**Just the mere thought** of their precious, beautiful eyes and faces alone brings tears to my eyes~and then to look at the pictures of them is so heartbreaking! These evil, sadistic MURDERERS have *NO* heart! God will deal with them as these precious, helpless babies and ALL SEALS belong to HIM! Man keeps advancing from BAD TO WORSE! VENGEANCE IS MINE SAYS THE LORD!!! I WILL REPAY!!! OH, how I pray for that day as GREED and SELFISHNESS will never go away until God intervenes~and this will always put God's precious animals in EVIL MAN'S SADISTIC HANDS!!! I pray for each and every seal on this earth with all my heart!!! Especially every baby harp seal on up starting this day forward!!! God will get every one of you barbaric, sadistic killers~!!! What goes around~comes around! Believe That!!!
And For Valerie H., You have a compassionate heart as I know many Canadians have! It is just very sad that there are those in your country that do this! This has no reflection on you! Many blessings to you!
 

Lisa R (0)
Monday March 23, 2009, 9:44 pm
THAT'S IT!!!! I AM SICK AND TIRED OF NO ONE DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THESE KILLER CANADIANS!!! INSTEAD OF ORGAINZATIONS GOING OVER TO CANADA AND JUST OBSERVING THE SEALS SCREAMS FROM BEING SLAUGHTERED, WHY DON'T YOU FIGHT FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SOLES OF THE BABY SEALS!!! DAM IT! THE KILLING NEEDS TO STOP NOW!! THE HUMAN RACE IS A TOTAL DISGRACE!
 

Mary D (64)
Monday March 23, 2009, 10:38 pm
Amen, Lisa! Amen! I hope that others besides those on this list are praying and meditating for the souls of those poor innocent babies, who never hurt a soul in their short lives, and the mothers, whose grief must be boundless. I hate people - especially those who murder innocent animals for money. I agree, the human race is morally bankrupt! And i hope someone forwards this blog on to the Canadian Prime Minister - to let him know what millions of people think of him. I hope he never sleeps another wink in his life.
 

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 3:46 am
The more I know about the human race, the more I love and respect animals!
True civilization starts on the day, we humans, the so called "thinking persons", stop murdering our fellow species the animals! Until then we can't speak of "civilization at all!
Noted with deep sorrow, pain, deep shame and grief in my heart and mind.
Thanks Trudy for sharing.

Quote: When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy -

Quote: While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?
--George Bernard Shaw--
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 7:31 am
Noted with deep sadness and a profound disgust for the people who actually slaughter these baby seals. I don't know how they can sleep at night...
They are in my prayers and I will keep on signing untill they finally see the error of their ways... until then it's 'again' a sad day for humankind.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 9:19 am
ELIMINATE CANADA LIKE CHINA AND KOREA FROM THE CIVILIZED WORLD....CANADIANS HAVE EVERY YEAR TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AND STILL THIS IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE. CANADIANS YOU ARE PART OF THE EVIL WORLD THAT PERPETUATES SLAUGHTER ON THESE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES...THESE "MEN" SHOULD BE CONDEMNED TO A LIFE OF HELL INSIDE PRISON WORLDS...AND DIE SLOWLY
 

Mary D (64)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 12:05 pm
Amen, Suzanna, amen! And yes, Joanna, I agree completely. And so do all my Canadian friends.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 1:12 pm
The European Commission said that between 1984 and 2004, world shark catches grew from 600,000 to over 810,000 tonnes per year. Sharks are a natural predator of seals, this increased harvest of sharks is probably causing the ballooning in seal populations in Canada. Witness another human caused imbalance in the natural order of things. Our short-sighted solutions are almost always the cause of new and bigger problems.
 

Sandra Martinho (35)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 6:56 pm
Thanks Trudi
 

beba h (89)
Tuesday March 24, 2009, 11:07 pm
CANADIAN POLITICIANS SUCK !!!! THEY ARE A DISGRACE TO CANADIANS AND THE REST OF THE WORLD !!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:42 am
NOTED WITH MUCH ANGER, TEARS AND HEARTACHE. I EVEN CALLED THE OFFICE OF THE ONE IN CHARGE OF THE OLYMPIC COMMITTE THAT IS TO BE HELD----YEP----IN CANADA. GOT VOICEMAIL OF COURSE. BUT THE MESSAGE I LEFT WASN'T A NICE ONE AND THAT IS BEING 'NICE' ABOUT MYSELF THIS TIME. BUT I AM FURIOUS AND ANGRY AND GOD UNDERSTANDS.

WE FIGHT SO HARD AGAINST THINGS LIKE THIS==YET WE CAN'T SAVE THESE PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES WITH NO VOICE. MANY ARE NOT EVEN DEAD =THEY ARE SKINNED ALIVE.
SOMETIMES I WONDER: ARE WE MAKING A DIFFERENCE AT ALL OR JUST WASTING OUT TIME AND EFFORTS WITH CALLS, PETITIONS, EMAILS. ETC.

I THINK WE SHOUD BOYCOTT THE OLYMPICS THAT ARE TO BE HELD THERE. THEY DON'T DESERVE TO HOST THE OLYMPICS. ANYONE WHO PLANNED TO GO-----DON'T. DON'T EVEN WATCH IT ON TV. I'M NOT GOING TO.

THOSE MURDERERS..TRUST ME WILL PAY WHEN THE FACE THEIR MAKER. GOD IS VERY ANGRY ABOUT THIS. HE PUTS THEM THERE TO BE PROTECTED AND LOVED AND LEFT ALONE. NOT THIS! SOOOOOOOOOOO NOT THIS!

I WOULD LOVEEEEEE AND I VOLUNTEER TO GET IN A ROOM WITH EACH ONE WHO MURDERS THESE LITTLE ONES.....AND I WANT A BAT---NOT A GUN(TOO EASY AND FAST)...WITH THEM HAVING NO WAY OUT OF THAT ROOM WITH ME. I WANT THEM TO FEEL WHAT THEY DO TO THESE BABIES. AND YES-IN CASES LIKE THIS THOUGH I AM A GENTLE WOMAN---I WOULD DO ALL THAT IS DONE TO THESE LITTLE ONES. I WOULD EVEN SKIN THEM ALIVE. I'M NOT BARBARIC OR EVIL....BUT THEY ARE.

I KNOW GOD SAYS: VENGENCE IS MINE SAYETH THE LORD. BUT HE DOESN'T MIND US HAVING SOME REVENGE HERE ON EARTH ALSO.

OHHHHHHH I VOLUNTEER.........SOOOOOOOOOOOO VOLUNTEER TO DO IT. IN A HEARTBEAT.

MAY THOSE PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES CROSS OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE QUICKLY.
AND MAY THOSE WHO SENT THEM THERE......WELL I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THEY HAVE A STRIAGHT TICKET TO HELL AND THEY DESERVE IT.

CANADA-----LET ME AT EM. AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU AS A COUNTRY AND AS A PEOPLE. YOU HAVE NO HEARTS OR FEELINGS.....FORGET IT---HELL YOU ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS. FACE IT!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:02 am
OMG....AM CRYING SOOOOOOO HARD HERE.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfTDBkxlue4

PLEASE. WATCH.
 

Richelle R (62)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 4:36 pm
Please remember that boycotting Canadian seafood is a peaceful but kick-in-the-butt way to let the Canadians know that we want the seal slaughter to stop.
 

Phyllis P (237)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 8:46 pm
bastards....
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 26, 2009, 11:50 pm
Sorry...but it's too late for 'peaceful' in my book. As of today over 310,000 baby seal pups have been slaughtered. And it's not over yet. Tomorrow they start again.

Is there 'peace' on those ice flows where the seals should be being nurtured by their mothers and all the others around them? NO.
There is murder, pain -imaginable pain-for little ones who have done not one thing to deserve this. All for the aake of clothes with their fur that IS NOT NEEDED.

One small 3 week old pup survived today-hid in a small cave-like area and wasn't noticed. When those murderes had left after their day...those who went on the ice to document the carnage found this little one. Even being talked to softly he was petrified. He had just seen EVERYONE around him murdered. All he could do was hide his face and eyes from those who -to him----meant what he had just seen. PEOPLE NOW = MURDER AND FEAR.

Yes.....tomorrow these 'men' go to a new location and start all over again.

You want 'PEACEFUL'????? UH-TOO LATE SORRY.

I am so deeply ashamed to be 'people' to this little one who mananged to survive today==the only one who did I might add.

Yes Phyllis..I agree with a few more choice words for them as well.

I HIDE MY HEAD AND EYES IN SHAME.
 

Mirella Burgess (75)
Friday March 27, 2009, 5:05 am
All I can say is
****ing ****ards if I get banned so be it
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday March 27, 2009, 2:43 pm
This planet is not green, it is red, red with baby blood
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 11:18 am
Julie van Niekerk,

AMEN and AMEN.
 

Susan Bennett (54)
Sunday March 29, 2009, 7:44 am
No one has been successful before in helping save seals. Martin Niemoller's prose, well known: First they came for the Jews, but I wasn't a Jew so I was silent ... and so forth. The last is, and "then they came for me, but there was no one left to speak for me." My own fight to save the deer, no one is a deer, so they remain silent. The apathy, lack of compassion is rampant. To the people who look away and do nothing we must wait because one day they will come for them as well, and there will be no one left.
 

. (0)
Monday March 30, 2009, 1:19 pm
Here we go again! Same old crap. A bunch of borderline illiterates from Newfoundland, who no doubt spend most of the year on welfare, are out slaughtering seals.

I have no sympathy with either the sealers or their families. They are clueless idiots. I truly wish they would all drop off the face of the earth.

Yep, I'm mad as a wet cat. Don't care. No guilt about wishing these miserable sots a nasty, painful end.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 30, 2009, 11:13 pm
Sherri O,

I echoo and echoooooooo all you said and more.

AMEN and AMEN.
 

Natalie S (69)
Friday April 3, 2009, 7:36 pm
i just cant believe how those people do that. it makes me so sad =[
 

Monika D (104)
Thursday April 9, 2009, 8:44 am
is all about money!!!!!! money blind those brutals who killing innocent animals.....money fool their conscience....it disgust me......
 

Krystle M (23)
Saturday April 25, 2009, 3:38 pm
These people have to have the coldest "hearts" of anyone living!! How sad for the little animals.;-( Noted and crossposted with extreme disgust for Canada!
 
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