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  • dennis davey
    October 07, 2012 - 18:51

    My comment is not about the seal slaughter, although it is inhumane , barbaric and prehistoric, and unfortunately supported by Harper. If you think this is barbaric, consider this Harper has brought back live animal transport and slaughter to the cruelest places in the world for Canadas food animals, Middle East, Asia Pacific. See what is in store for LIVE Canadian food animals, thanks toHarper, by simply accessing ''Australia live animal transport and slaughter" on the internet. Sometimes i am ashamed to be Canadian, and this is one of those times.

  • Mark
    April 29, 2012 - 12:14

    I have no respect for Canada. Harper is a warmongering, arms trading maniac, a clone of Bush only far, far worse. He uses extortion and bribes to peddle his filthy tar sands, the dirtiest oil on earth, and wants to be responsible for not only the devastation of Canada's environment but for the end of life on earth as we know it for the short term greed of his criminal cronies. Harper has used every trick to sabotage global climate talks, covertly destroys any opposition to expand his filthy tar sands to a blackened moonscape area the size of florida while poisoning wildlife and native peoples in Alberta with huge lakes of toxic sludge, engages in massive clearcutting of what's left of the boreal forest and massive pollution of air and water, not to mention his sadistic war on Canada's wildlife including his bloodbath baby seal massacres that he tries to peddle to the world with the usual Harper threats and extortion. The result of Harper's attack on the arctic seals is the destruction of Canada'ls reputation, the entire world banning trade in that monstrous cruelty..included in that ban is all Europe, the US, Russian states, even Mexico. The boycott of Canadian seafood from the world's disgust at Canada has topped a billion dollars while the unwanted cruelty furs pile up in warehouses and taxpayers are robbed for a criminal massacre. Meanwhile the Harper monster is running off to China to try to sell his seal penises and China is showing zero interest. Harper and his government thugs are criminal monsters that make Saddam Hussein look like a saint.

  • enuf is enuf
    April 22, 2012 - 10:03

    the optics of the seal hunt are just too much for the rest of the world to take; who buy their meat sanitized of the horrors of the factory farm and slaughterhouse. The pay off to the seal hunter is not worth it; while the negative press to us as a blood thirsty people grows and hurts our tourism industry and reputation abroad. this battle is finsished- let it go the way of the whale hunt.I'm fed up seeing the footage and defending it in this age.

  • George Smith
    April 22, 2012 - 08:54

    First Mack your comment is rude and disgusting. Never assume that sealers are lazy or stupid. Man you are narrow minded. I wonder what Ms Finks salary is? Maybe she can find a similar wage doing humanitarian work somewhere. And yes I agree with the people that say we should not be giving these people press opportunities. If we had stopped that years ago they would have moved on and found another "cause" where they could avail of free advertising to make their millions and keep their salaries in tact. I was in halifax airport a few years ago and a bunch of the animal welfare people were returning from Newfoundland heading back to their homes in the States. Man the lavish clothing they were wearing. All of the high tech designer brands (to help them survive outdoors) which were no doubt manufacturerd in some sweat shop in Asia by possibly kids in a factory belching out pollutants. Leather is a much more eco-friendly product any day!

  • Bridget Curran
    April 22, 2012 - 08:33

    That's pretty rich calling those campaigning to end the cruel and wasteful commercial seal hunt "vultures." Each year the Canadian government wastes millions of Canadians' tax dollars on the killing. Millions of our hard-earned tax dollars spent on an industry that brings in less than one million dollars! And now 3.7 million dollars worth of Newfoundlanders' tax dollars are being paid to a processor to stockpile pelts (and likely destroy them, if truth be told) in the vain hope mythical markets will magically appear in the next couple of years. And 17K to cover the cost of a furrier promoting seal fur at a trade show where the only country allowed to buy seal fur is Canada itself!! The true vultures are the sealers who continually put their hands out to Canadian taxpayers, demanding their money to keep the commercial sealing industry afloat, while telling the Canadian taxpayers to shut up when they object. We're supposed to foot the bill for these thugs to continue on with their bloodlust (see remarks made by sealers about how much they love the killing and it's in their blood) but we're not allowed to have an opinion on the subject. Unless we agree with the thugs, of course. The commercial seal hunt is nothing but a glorified welfare scheme. Shame on the sealers and shame on the Canadian government for gouging Canadian taxpayers to keep this cruel industry afloat.

  • Edward
    April 21, 2012 - 19:06

    Three of my NL friends and me were beaten in a bar in Edmonton for being "seal killers." The activists campaign is working. Hatred and prejudice is spreading towards our people. Please stop this nonsense before more Newfoundlanders are hurt!

  • Max E
    April 21, 2012 - 12:40

    I've said it before and I'll keep on saying it.. "Don't give those vultures ANY press exposure. They are unworthy of publicity, unless of course one of their helicopters crash, or they experience other travel mishaps They are only in it for the cash."

  • Clarke
    April 21, 2012 - 08:52

    Very good read. people need to understand that a certain percentage of the seals (like many other animals) need to be culled so the ecosystem keeps stable, because with a high population of a predator causes a huge decrease in the population of its food source. which in turn affects the number of new born cubs that well survive come breeding season.

  • Clarke
    April 21, 2012 - 08:51

    Very good read. people need to understand that a certain percentage of the seals (like many other animals) need to be culled so the ecosystem keeps stable, because with a high population of a predator causes a huge decrease in the population of its food source. which in turn affects the number of new born cubs that well survive come breeding season.

  • paul
    April 21, 2012 - 07:41

    how come a newfoundland and labrador newspaper is catering to these money vultures they care less about seals then any of us but the media is a great help to them

    • Mack
      April 21, 2012 - 17:45

      You losers are literally stealing money from hardworking taxpayers to buy pelts nobody is ever gonna sell and you think IFAW are the vultures? The money they get is given freely. Yours is because you're too stupid and lazy and learn a 21st Century skill.