CANADA SEAL HUNT:
TWISTED AND DISORDERED HUNTERS AGAINST DEFENSELESS BABY SEALS
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
The green land located on the blue ocean, kissed by the high mountains and imprinted by so rich wildlife that is almost impossible to say nothing but natural paradise of Canada. This is a young country with old soul of wildness kept in its people. It is a treasure of successful immigration and developed multiculturalism but it is also a pure pearl of wildlife beauties and ecological progress. However, there is nothing so ideal on this world and Canada is showing us, lately, the another portrait of its own personality. The disbalance of environmental balance and the animal cruelty, the both very sensitive for one country to be considered as environmentally sustainable.
According to some researches made by WWF, Canada is making the big negative steps in the ecological footprints:“The Living Planet Report reveals that Canadians are using approximately 3.7 times their share of the Earth’s annual productivity, part of a global trend of increasing demand for resources by a growing population. This trend is putting tremendous pressures on our planet’s biodiversity and is threatening our future security, health and well-being. The correlated decline in biodiversity threatens not only the balance of our ecosystems, but also economic opportunities.Humanity’s demand on the planet is more than 50% larger than what nature can renew.We are currently using the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support our activities – if everyone on Earth lived as the average Canadian does, we’d need 3.7 planets to support our demand.”
The country that is known to be the pearl of protected nature and wildlife is getting into the hot zone of critics for being everything but not that what it used to be once. Natural beauty. Now, it seems that Canada and Canadians have forgotten that they have been gifted with the wonderful landscape and amazing flora and fauna. They are more and more known in this world for being cruel and without any respect for the Earth. That is a tragedy of modern world, the moment when we lose all standards of humanity and behave simply like predators and takers.
The bloody april in Canada. Every year, barbaric tradition of killing baby seals for purpose of profit and encouraged by Canadian government, the same that preaches about human rights and respect for all. Isn’t that ironic? It is ironic and it is shameful but it is happening annually, always between March and April, when thousands of baby seals are being killed in horrific scenes just for their fur. That is the biggest marine hunt ever because we are talking about 470,000 of baby seals that will be tortured and slaughtered just in the name of super profit and some ugly, greedy people.
In spite of the failure in the market of seal pelts due to the world-wide ban of the fur and rise of the animal rights, the commercial hunt is still allowed and practiced in Canada.
The killing is definite the idea for some future American horror movie because it is beyond the rational imaginable things that humans can do. Hunters with sadististic attributes and motives for earning dirty money from murdering, do not hesitate to deal with seal pups in the worst way ever. They know they must take care of keeping safe the pelts, so they kill babies just three weeks or three months old with the clubs or hekapik- so called hunting tool with a hammer head, enough for baby seal’s skull to crush. After the baby is cruelly slaughtered, they drag it away with a special hook. The animal rights activists warn that the babies are skinned while they are still alive and that is the point of total condemn for Canada and Canadians who do it, hoping they will sell the harvested products to the China, as laws stop any kind of this sale in Europe, America, Russia and Taiwan:” So far, 35 countries have banned trade in commercial seal products for animal welfare and conservation reasons, including the 28 European Union member states. Now HSI and Chinese animal group Beijing Capital Animal Welfare Association have joined forces to urge China take a strong stand for seals by banning commercial trade in their products.” At the moment when China finally says No to the Canadian profit greed and hunger for money, I assume that trend of killing and slaughtering those precious animals will go rapidly down.
They usually slaughter harper seals but they do kill also the grey and hooded seals in another proportion of death. This level of cruelty is exposed by social media all over the world but it doesn’t really stop the barbaric tradition to be hold on every year. The Canadian governments even admits that the seals are already endangered by the current climate changes that turn their natural habitats into melting zones and stop the potential for regular breedings.In comparison with those facts, the hunting and slaughtering of seals and especially the baby seals should have been banned and punished. Unfortunately, the financial calculation made by the Government and local communities is allowing the terrible end for the innocent creatures. Caught resting on the ice, they are tortured till the death and the pain they experience is something that will never be forgiven to the Canadians as the first committers and the rest of the world that walks away in the indifference.
The seals and the baby seals have all rights to enjoy their life on the Earth because this planet belongs not only to the humans but to the world of animals and plants too. If we were not so selfish and egoistic, we would appreciate more life itself. One day, all of those who do not have a soul, will finally understand what does it mean having soulless existence.