It’s that time of year again. Europe and the Bridget Bardots of this world are getting ready to denounce Canada’s seal hunt.
Meanwhile the Harper government is fighting back. Canada has launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization against the European Union ban on seal products.
The big knock on he seal hunt is the image of a big pair of eyes staring up as a club comes crashing down. The reality is that crushing the skull is a quick and humane way to kill.
Many years ago I was part of a media brigade at the behest of the government of Newfoundland to convince Americans that the seal hunt was humane.
I believed that then and I believe it now. Those shedding tears for baby seals are way off base.
There is now research going on about whether it is better to shoot the seals.
If we abolished the seal hunt, hundred of fishermen would be out of a job.
And if we abolished the hunt would not seals still have to be killed to cull the herd?
Should Canada abolish the sea hunt?
What do you think?