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The seal hunt is not just despicably cruel. It's also immoral.

April 01, 2005 | Seals

Animal welfare advocates have, for several years now, reported that seal hunters do not comply with Canadian regulations for what they call humane slaughter.

Advocates have videotaped hundreds of instances in which hunters failed to apply the now-mandated eye blinking test that, veterinarians say, prove the animal is dead.

Even if such measures could be enforced, should they be? The seal hunt is not just despicably cruel. It's also immoral.

The point of abolishing the hunt is animated by the idea that human beings ought to be able to respect the interest of seals to freely experience their lives.

The boycott on Canadian seafood attests to the failure of trying only to reduce the suffering. Instead of respecting any animals, it uses the profit of one animal commodity against another. This is destined for a cyclical pattern: Once the hunt stops, the boycott stops; people then return to depleting Canadian waters and killing other animals, presumably the less cute.

The time has come to support residents of a depressed economy in ways that acknowledge the importance of the biocommunity as an interconnected whole, and the inherent worth of other feeling beings.

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I pray that together we can do something to stop the killing of the seals or any animal for their furs. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help in the fight against this henious crime. Please let these precious animals live in peace so that they can be around in years to come and so we will always be able to enjoy the beauty that they provide us with.

i think that this is all horrible. i mean why do people have to go around killing innocent animals? I am in 8th grade and writing a persuasive paper persuading people not to use animals for a human's advantage. we have to have three reasons (one of which has to come from The call of The Wild) my two reasons are 1 about testing product on animals and 2 about the killings of seals and elephants. over all i think that we could have easily avoided this by having more forest preserves and more security Thanks~ lauren :)

I think that is terrible , this people doesn't have hearts! What will they think , what will they feel , if one person comes and kills their children or their parents? And the worst is that they do this only for a few dollars. Many times the people says : How can God allow that all this bad things in the nature happen, like the tsunami or things like that and it isn't Got that allow that the bad things happend , are us, the humans are the culprit of all catastrophe in the world. Now, is only the consecuense of all the humans "work" . The only think that i know is, that i love the animals and the seals don't deserve be killed.

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