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I support the seal hunt!

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:04 PM
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Hey all, its that time of year again. Everyone's panties are in a knot about the seal hunt again. Well, I for one support it. Where I come from there mostly seasonal work and this is a big supplement for any families living there. It helps these people get through the year and is a big boost to their income. It IS regulated and is just as humane if not more than any other animal "slaughter". Those who oppose it IMO are blinded by propaganda and lies by animal rights groups or are not aware of all the facts. They try and tell you the body goes to waste and is tossed away. I'm telling you that’s is not true. Much like the income for these who need the money, it is also a big source of food. So come on, let me have it, I wanna hear your opinion,.




posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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Just because it generates revenue doesn't make it good, like in West Virginia where many jobs come from coal mining. The consequence in that case is terrible pollution. The consequence in the seal hunt is the unnecessary slaughter of animals.

But old habits die hard, I guess.

[edit on 20-1-2010 by Bizmyth]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:14 PM
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so why not protest chicken, beef, pork, duck, lamb, etc??



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:16 PM
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you don't see people going and throwing paint on leather boots or belts. Why not?



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:24 PM
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What seal clubbers need is rounded up into a pit ,starked naked then pitbulls dropped in,after a hour all those who survived are then skinned alive,i personally think clubbers are scum just like the sickos posting vids of themselves using chain saws to kill pigs or microwaving animals for a laugh.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:29 PM
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Because baby seals are cute!!

Really...that is why people are offended. Cows though, hell yeah! They taste delicious.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by stereovoyaged
Hey all, its that time of year again. Everyone's panties are in a knot about the seal hunt again. Well, I for one support it. Where I come from there mostly seasonal work and this is a big supplement for any families living there. It helps these people get through the year and is a big boost to their income. It IS regulated and is just as humane if not more than any other animal "slaughter". Those who oppose it IMO are blinded by propaganda and lies by animal rights groups or are not aware of all the facts. They try and tell you the body goes to waste and is tossed away. I'm telling you that’s is not true. Much like the income for these who need the money, it is also a big source of food. So come on, let me have it, I wanna hear your opinion,.


Who are you trying to convince most, me or you?



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by snipermeister
What seal clubbers need is rounded up into a pit ,starked naked then pitbulls dropped in,after a hour all those who survived are then skinned alive,i personally think clubbers are scum just like the sickos posting vids of themselves using chain saws to kill pigs or microwaving animals for a laugh.


Ignorance at its best! You think these people LIKE to leave their family?? Only to go on a dirty old boat to be out on the ice killing seals?? They dont want to do this, they HAVE to do this. Anyone killing animals for fun is never cool, thats not what this is. Its a harvest, its a business, again, just like any other industy that kills animals. I think people who would take people and subject them to the torture you discribed in your post are hypocritical and beyond sick. These people are tryign to support a family, lets kill them... good logic buddy
Get a clue!



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Bombeni
Who are you trying to convince most, me or you?


I thought I made my stance quite clear.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
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Because baby seals are cute!!

Really...that is why people are offended. Cows though, hell yeah! They taste delicious.


You hit the nail on the head. This is exactly why people are offended. I have being saying this for year. In Canada, cod are being overfished in the same region as seal are being clubbed. Why no one protest for the cod? Cod is an endangered species, seal is not.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:49 PM
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Can I ask a couple questions? My intent is not to offend. I for one understand the economics and culture of where you live. (I'm a spud)

What are the primary reasons (markets) the seals are killed now a days? How much of the animal is used? Just the pelt? Is there a lot of waste of the meat?

At what stage of the seals life span are they harvested? Is it just the young pups or any stage that is of value?

Just curious.

You have to understand that internationally speaking the seal hunt has a brutal image and support is dying out. Just saying



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:50 PM
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Its because celebs don't make a big fuss about everything else. They are clueless to what they are even protesting. Paul McCartny Thought he was in MY province talking to our priemier and he was in P.E.I. Shows how much research he actually put into the matter.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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I dont reaaly know enough about the ins and outs of seal clubbing, but i do understand that in different parts of the world, there are different animals to eat. We breed cows, sheep ect to eat, im sure we`d find it crazy for another country to come to ours and tel us how and what animals to eat. Who am i to go to china and tel them to stop eating dogs. my daughter and i went to visit my dad who lives in geneva, and they eat horse like we eat beef. I used to have a pony when i was a child, but i wasn`t at all screemish or worried about eating horse at all, because that is what they`re bred for. In fact i thought it was a much more tender and tasty meat than beef, and if that was sold in this country id probably buy it regulally. What i dont agree with is the cruelty that happens to the animals. if i knew that an animal was treated humainly throughout its life, i wouldn`t have a problem eating or using the body. its the care that i think about, not if they`er cute or not...



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by sparrowstail
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Can I ask a couple questions? My intent is not to offend. I for one understand the economics and culture of where you live. (I'm a spud)

What are the primary reasons (markets) the seals are killed now a days? How much of the animal is used? Just the pelt? Is there a lot of waste of the meat?

At what stage of the seals life span are they harvested? Is it just the young pups or any stage that is of value?

Just curious.

You have to understand that internationally speaking the seal hunt has a brutal image and support is dying out. Just saying


I completly acknowldge teh fact that they are killed for fur and killed as pups and that its a hard site to behold, don't get me wrong. With that being said, its no more inhumane than any other kiilling of animals. Its not just the pelts being used, I have eaten enough meals of seal to confirm that trust me. These people rely on this income to get through the year and support their family, its not pretty and glamorious but its a way of life. As long as there is a market for fur its gonna happen.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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I'm pretty sure the seals are harvested for their pelts primarily. Unless you live in the extreme arctic and are of indigenous decent. Then they use pretty much everything, right down to dog food.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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So what about it? Good for yourself and people who support it, bad for seal and who oppose it. Nothing less or more. If you were trying for conversation for ex. like this:

" I support the stereovoyaged hunt." .My reply would be eventhough I would not like to taste it but I'd see if my pet does.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:01 PM
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As a member of PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals), I see no problem with killing and eating other different animals and using their hides to make jackets.
I mean, do sharks and crocs sit around and worry about whether they're eating too many humans?
We are animals, they are animals, and it's called nature.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:08 PM
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Long as the following are met, I see no problem with it. We eat meat, and are higher up on the food chain then seals.

No torturing.
No wasting.
No overhunting as to endanger a species or habitat

Most species aren't endangered, and they have many uses to humans from food to oil and clothing/warmth.

Just part of life here on earth.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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I think if people want to boycott eating animals, that is fine. Don't mess up my day if I want to eat meat or wear fur or leather. You have made your point and made it well. I would add that there are species on this Earth that are thriving only because of the money and culling operations that HUNTERS provide. The PETA people are worse prosyletizers than religious nuts IMO.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Originally posted by SlasherOfVeils
Long as the following are met, I see no problem with it. We eat meat, and are higher up on the food chain then seals.

No torturing.
No wasting.
No overhunting as to endanger a species or habitat

Most species aren't endangered, and they have many uses to humans from food to oil and clothing/warmth.

Just part of life here on earth.


I agree, those who fall outside of the regulations set forth are the ones giving the whole thing a bad name. These seal hunters are watched so closely by the media and those who govern the hunt now that its done as humane as it could be



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