28 Apr '11, 7am

Witnesses Report One of the Cruelest Seal Hunts Yet

Witnesses Report One of the Cruelest Seal Hunts Yet

While watching a ship come towards two pups, Sheryl Fink, Director of International Fund For Animal Welfare 's Seal Program said that, “We expected the pups to be crushed under the hull. Then we watched in horror as one of the men on the boat reached down and jabbed the live pup with his long handled gaff. The frightened pup whirled and snapped at the gaff, trying to bite at it in self defense. But she didn't stand a chance. With another swing, the sealer slammed the steel hook into the little pup's face, and lifted her up into the boat. There was absolutely no question as to what we were seeing: here was a live, conscious, seal pup being brutally hooked through her eye socket and lifted into a boat.”

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/witnesses...

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