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Brutal Seal Hunting Continues in Canada | Care2 Causes

Brutal Seal Hunting Continues in Canada | Care2 Causes

NOTE: This is a guest blog post from Rebecca Aldworth, Executive Director at HSI Canada . Each year, mother seals migrate to the sea ice off of Canada’s east coast to give birth to their pups. The harp seal nursery that forms is one of the most breathtaking and peaceful wildlife spectacles on earth, and tourists travel from all over the world to see it. Tragically, days later, commercial fishermen armed with clubs and guns invade the nursery and beat and shoot to death every pup they find. In fact, more than 98% of the seals killed in Canada’s commercial seal hunt are pups under just three months of age. They are slaughtered for their skins, which are used for fashion. The killing causes immense suffering, with the baby seals routinely impaled on metal hooks, dragged across the ice and cut open while conscious. Because the overwhelming majority of Canadians oppose the seal...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/brutal-seal-hunting-continues...

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