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  • JOHNS OF SAINT
    October 01, 2010 - 21:08

    Hey Paul, I take it you haven't tried seal meat. A delicious meat indeed.With onions and potatoes, it makes a great Sunday dinner!! "Unlike the sealers who purposely kill animals" Geees Paul, who kills the chickens and the cows and the geese and the sheep,etc,etc???Sealers??? Time to realize that the sealers harvest and in your words - "kill" seals for meat and money, just like any other "killer " of animals. Those cute,big,tear dropped eyes, of the seal, have sucked you and a lot more of your ilk , into giving generously to the animal wellfare groups.They have you - hook line and sinker!!!Fortunately, most rational thinking people, see the seal hunt as a seasonal hunt, which brings food to the table and money into the pockets of the sealers. You Sir are the redneck dimwit , for not thinking for yourself!!! Keep posting, your irrational rants, are certainly amuseing!! GEES YOUR NOT A BEATLE ARE YA??

  • Paul
    October 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Mr. T - I am all for using animal skins, as long as people skins are included - after all we are just another animal and it is definitely wasteful to bury human animal skins, especially since there are so many of us. When I was was young there were 2 billion of us - now there are 6 billion plus. What a waste of green resources! There are a few million seals and 6 billion people - strange that some of us only want to kill off the seals!

  • Mr. T
    October 01, 2010 - 12:56

    Hey Paul, The pollution in the Oilsands isn't just affecting wildlife, it will affect people. The chemicals I'm sure will kill many people in the long run. Killing a few hundred thousand seals isn't going to give anyone cancer. The seals are not in danger of going extinct any time soon. Actually I think we should use animals for clothing, their skins are a natural part of the environment, and at some point will break down. The process of creating synthetic clothing is also polluting the environment, also this clothing will not break down, further polluting our land fill sites. Have you ever seen the pollution coming out of the factories in China, where these clothes are made?

  • Shannon Reardon
    October 01, 2010 - 11:42

    "Clooney, Bono, Bob Geldof and a long list of others deride the greed and riches of the First World for keeping Africa destitute." (And live disgustingly wealthy lives themselves, especially Bono and Clooney.) "Bono rails against leaders of the developed world to spend public money and forgive the debts of Third World countries, yet his uber-band U2 infamously moved their assets to Holland to avoid Ireland’s hefty taxes." (This is just vile.) I have never taken these self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent celebrities seriously because that is all they are. Bono is in it for the Nobel Peace Prize one day. I believe he already got his honorary knighthood, did he not? He does his "charity work" for his own glory, power, and legacy. And he uses African children and others suffering on that continent for photo ops and for the aforementioned personal glory such "charity work" brings to him, that sense of global (self-) importance. And don't even get me started on Mother Angelina Jolie.

  • Paul
    October 01, 2010 - 09:19

    The differences between the oil sands and the seal hunt are: - while the oil sands kill animals, they are a lot fewer than the 100's of thousands killed by the sealers; - unlike the sealers that purposely kill animals , the oil sands do it without malice; - but most importantly, the oil sands are a multi-billion dollar industry - and that is each year, unlike the seal hunt that last year struggled to make one million. So it makes some sense for Canada to deal with the bad press associated with the oil sands, while it remains a dumb waste of taxpayers' money to support the stupid seal hunt that embarrasses Canada without producing any benefit. The right thing to do is to end the seal hunt forever more and to seriously work on improving the environmental footprint of the oil sands, even if it costs a few billions. Canada need not be the yokel country that annually kills hundreds of thousands of seals and pollutes the world, regardless of the consequences, just because we can.Surely we are more responsible! Why are we not leaders in animal husbandry and pollution controls instead of being the rednecked dimwits at the end of the line,hoping we can kill and pollute at will and forever, without consequence. Our politicians truly are a sad bunch!

    • Graham
      October 01, 2010 - 12:41

      Ah, no, the difference between the seal hunt and tar sands is that everyone wants oil so it would be almost impossible to get any country to agree to banning oil from the tar sands. The seal hunt on the other hand is for the benefit of a small group of sealers and buyers and easy to beat up on. Lets not kid ourselves, the tar sands cause far more injury to the planet than the seal hunt ever did, or ever could.