24 May '12, 2pm

PETA's ‘Graphic’ seal hunt commercial has been rejected by Canadian TV. @peta #peta

PETA's ‘Graphic’ seal hunt commercial has been rejected by Canadian TV. @peta #peta

. Vaugier points out that not only is the hunt cruel, but at least $7 million of taxpayer money is spent on it each year. “Millions more are spent propping up this dying industry even though income from this slaughter accounts for less than one per cent of the economy of Newfoundland where it takes place.” According to Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield’s spokeswoman Erin Filliter, the government does not itemize this spending and therefore the amount could not be confirmed. She also claimed that Canada’s seal cull is “conducted in a humane and respectful way and the full use of animals harvested is strongly encouraged.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/05/24/peta-graphic-seal-hunt...

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