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Thursday, March 15, 2007

On Seals

Just some simple personal background on myself.

I am a vegetarian and I think that people who oppose the seal hunt are sad and misguided people.

Firstly, the thought that seals are more important to you and your fascist organizations than Newfoundland and Inuit hunters is appalling; you should be ashamed. Furthermore, preferring that the seals (and hunters) starve is abhorrent.

Secondly the seals will die anyhow. If you don't believe me correct my logic. I'll be waiting in the comments for you.

These baby seals live on icebergs.
The icebergs melt as they move south from the Arctic.
These seals will be eaten by whales.
If they are not eaten by whales and not hunted, they will starve to death.
They will starve to death because there are only so many fish and the fish population on the east coast has waned.

So in conclusion, if you don't like seal skin don't buy it. I certainly won't. If this causes less demand for seal skin, there will be fewer hunters. If there are fewer hunters you will accomplish your goals of stopping the hunt without demanding that the government intervene for an issue which is about your fascist morals.

Remember, not all activism is good activism.