I got this email today from Rebecca Aldworth - Executive Director with Humane Society International/Canada, titled - "I just saw a baby seal get killed - please help!" - and it's all about how the mean, terrible seal hunters have gone out to start killing 400,000 seal "puppies" that they're allowed to kill because the Canadian government says it's okay to do it, so dog-gone it, they're going to do it.
But HSUS is going to document every one of those puppies that they kill - and they want you the public to give them $1 for every seal in danger of being hunted down this year.
The problem is - today in the Halifax, Nova Scotia Chronicle Herald - there is a news story titled - "Few Sealers Expected to Hunt" - and it says "I’d say about 25 to 30 big boats will go out and they’ll probably bring in 50,000 to 60,000 out of the 335,000 quota," Pinhorn said Wednesday from Conception Bay South, N.L."
hhmmmm. Someone's lying. And I think it's the person who's trying to get money from an unsuspecting public who are looking at photos of little white seals with huge black eyes with long eyelashes.
When will this horror stop?
When will the HSUS stop making millions of dollars off of the back of the sealing industry? When will the public begin to realize that organizations like the HSUS need the sealing industry - and makes millions and millions more dollars off of the sealing industry - than any seal hunter - has EVER made?
It's a disgusting dichotomy - and someone needs to speak up about it. And I don't imagine that it will be someone like Rebecca Aldworth.
If you'd like to read more about this topic - I have a category about the seal industry as it relates to this on this blog - you can find it - here.