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  • It should be banned

    It should be banned because I said so. I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic and I am the boss so just listen to what I say. It is not a humane way to kill them. If you kill them then I will get you and beat you up. Therefore , be scared and dont kill them.

  • Totally IN HUMANE

    Killing anything innocent is the devils work. We are here to take care of the world not destroy it!!!! To put animals through such agony is cruel. All for what money?!?! The root of all evil. There are other ways we can get our resources......It is 2013!!! If there is anyway I can help or contribute in some way to stop this horrible sport....Someone please let me know! Thank you! -Alyssa

  • Torture and Extinction

    The seal hunt is a hunt that involves animal torture. The number of harp seals is rapidly decreasing since the seal hunt began; they're killing baby seals before they can reproduce. If it continues at this rate, the seals will be extinct within only years. Not only that, but this is torture and abuse to young animals. The hunters use clubs to kill the whitecoats (as the seals are called when they have white fur. This is when they are newborn and need the camouflage). Also, when veterinarians studied the carcasses of the animals, 42% of the time, there wasn't even enough injury to the skull to guarantee unconsciousness at the time when the seal was skinned. This means that almost 42% seals in the seal hunt were skinned alive.

    If you believe that skinning a seal alive is not cruel or torture, I suggest you ask for a psych test from the police or doctor.

  • Seal hunting should be banned.

    Yes, I think that seal hunting should most definitely be banned. I have never heard of anyone eating seal meat, so that can't be the reason they are hunted. It seems as if seal hunting is done purely for sport, and that is just not right. These beautiful creatures should be left alone.

  • Seal hunting - I wonder what seal meat tast like? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_hunting

    I love the only native people who have lived off seal hunting should be allowed. If we apply that same logic, then the buffalo should have only been hunted by American and Canadian Indians. What hogwash! It is the same nonsense all the time; save the seals, save the whales, save the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow; don’t use them for fish bait. http://portal.knme.org/video/1505296396/
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    Seals are part of the food chain. “Seal hunting, or sealing, is the personal or commercial hunting of seals. Seal hunting is currently practiced in six countries: Canada, where most of the world's seal hunting takes place, Namibia, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia. Canada's largest market for seals is Norway.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_hunting
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    Whaling is done by many countries, for meat and oil; and, nobody is going to stop those countries; get over it!
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    “Whale oil is little used today and modern commercial whaling is done for food. The primary species hunted are the common minke whale and Antarctic minke whale, two of the smallest species of baleen whales. Recent scientific surveys estimate a population of 103,000 in the northeast Atlantic. With respect to the populations of Antarctic minke whales, as of January 2010, the IWC states that it is "unable to provide reliable estimates at the present time" and that a "major review is underway by the Scientific Committee.
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    I haven’t tried fried whale or seal meat yet, but would if given the chance. I wonder what condiment is best, mustard, ketchup, or mayo.
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    Humans are the head of the food chain. No one has the right to stop any country from harvesting food sources or any other by products they get from killing seals or whales. Unless, of course, if any species are near extinction. Then the governments can put controls in place to limit the annual harvest of those spices.
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  • But only for non-native people.

    Native people who have had a tradition of seal hunting should not have to be held to a ban on hunting because they have proven that they do it sustainably. They understand there is a harmony that exists and needs to be maintained to survive. People outside of these natives only see them as dollar signs and want to harvest faster and cheaper to make more money.

  • Animal Torture and Extinction

    The seal hunt is a hunt that involves animal torture. The number of harp seals is rapidly decreasing since the seal hunt began; they're killing baby seals before they can reproduce. If it continues at this rate, the seals will be extinct within only years. Not only that, but this is torture and abuse to young animals. The hunters use clubs to kill the whitecoats (as the seals are called when they have white fur. This is when they are newborn and need the camouflage). Also, when veterinarians studied the carcasses of the animals, 42% of the time, there wasn't even enough injury to the skull to guarantee unconsciousness at the time when the seal was skinned. This means that almost 42% seals in the seal hunt were skinned alive.

    If you believe that skinning a seal alive is not cruel or torture, I suggest you ask for a psych test from the police or doctor.

  • Seal Hunting Ban

    This seal hunting act should definitely be banned. The method of killing these innocent seals is too gruesome. In this era, there are a lot of other ways to kill seals for their mostly useless fur/food/oil. Also I haven't heard anyone near me that actually use seal products for their way of living. I'm pretty sure in Canada as well, beef/chicken/pigs/etc are more popular source of food than seals. This isn't necessary and it's very bothering.

  • Ban Seal Hunting

    Yes, because people love seals, especially the harp seal pups. I don't think anyone should slaughter something that is sweet and lovable at heart. They're like a stuffed plush animal you want to love up in your bed before going to sleep. Help support the ban of Canadian Seal Hunting.

  • The seal hunt is cruel, unnecessary and offensive.

    Canada's reputation worldwide is sullied by its cruel seal hunt. Markets for seal products are closing as more countries ban their import. People are tired and disgusted by seeing how seals are killed and why. The Canadian government should be ashamed of its actions, use of taxpayer's money and its rigid dogmatic defense of this annual bloodbath. Shame on Canada!

  • Seals are delicous

    It's the same argument for banning any hunting, it may be cruel, but it's a part of maritime and native tradition and even though the seals may be cute, it doesn't mean they should get special privilege for hunting rights. Seal hunting should be the same as all hunting, regulated by the government so that seal populations are maintained and regulated.

  • It shouldn't be banned.

    Think about it! What if cows were as cute and cuddly as seals, you would be saying the exact same thing! To me, its just the same as eating a chicken or a pig. God didn't put animals on this earth for nothing. If we didn't hunt them, they would over populate and we would have to kill them anyways, in some places, that's probably the only thing that they have as food.

  • There is no logic in banning the seal hunt.

    Most of the people who are against the seal hunt are basing their opinions on preconceived notions of what seals are like based on misconception perpetuated by movies and TV's. Seals are wild animals. Just like deer, turkeys and alligators. If you think that harvesting of wild animals for human consumption is wrong, then you have a lot of protesting to do. If there are viable commercial uses for seal products, then how can I ethically prevent someone from going to work harvesting and selling those products so that they can feed their family. I have a much bigger moral issue with someone that fulfills their basic urge to kill by shooting an innocent deer so that they can have a trophy to hang on their wall. If you are concerned about the environment, ask yourself this question: which do you think has a larger carbon footprint? A sealskin coat or a polyester jacket filled with synthetic petroleum based insulation? Human beings survived for tens of thousand of years by respectfully harvesting and utilizing the resources around them. Personally I find all hunting and killing distasteful and always wonder about the people who find is so enjoyable. But I can not see the logic in banning the harvesting of one specific type of animal simply because they are visually attractive in domesticated situations.

  • No, seals are overpopulated enough already.

    Boy, is this going to cause controversy. You see, seals are extremely overpopulated, and there isn't enough food left for them. Talking harp seals here, they eat a certain type of fish that is currently endangered. If there isn't enough population control with them, then they will use up their food supply and die out. I think we should be fairly careful on how we hunt seals however. There shouldn't be an outright ban, but we shouldn't be wrecking their population, which we currently are not right now.

  • Seals are animals

    It is hypocritical to oppose hunting seals but approve hunting deer or boars or something like that. It is imperialistic to say that northern countries can't hunt the animals they have in abundance. The seals are usually killed with rifles, which is very quick, much more humane than a slaughterhouse where the animals suffer for years in a tiny cage. Lastly seals are nowhere near endangered where they are hunted.

  • Its called survival.

    The native people have been doing this for years. We already pushed the Native Americans off their land, now we think we have to but into something that is not our problem. 900,000 seals are killed every year in these hunts. Despite this, the population has grown by 400,000 animals! What does that tell you! The population is growing! Not shrinking! The people hunting them are only trying to survive! They use them for clothing and blankets, and anybody who says humans don't always come first obviously doesn't have their morals straight, this is why america is so messed up! So anybody who is against it or says its animal cruelty, they need to suck it up ans stay out of it. I'm so glad Canada allows them to continue hunting because humans come first, always, and if you don't believe that your morals are not very good, especially since thousands of babies are aborted every year.

  • No, Don't ban.

    Seal hunting shouldn't be banned it would be totally unacceptable. Just like any type of hunting it can get out of hand. It is possible to hunt deer cruelly but we don't stop it. Just because other people are merciless and malicious while hunting seals doesn't mean we should ban it all together, we should just make laws and regulations against how they hunt them. My biggest concern is that seals have no natural predators, seal breed and become a huge problem because of the fish they eat. If we ban seal hunting, the seal will breed and thousands of seal will eat hundreds of fish and that will not be good for our economy, less food for everyone. We should be allowed to humanly hunt seal and eat their meat, then we will have more seal meat and more fish.

  • It's just hunting

    Although it is sad that these animal's are being killed, I don't think you should claim to be against it unless you are against all forms of killing animals. I can respect if you're against all forms of hunting, and slaughterhouses, and meat farms, but if you tolerate any of these things, than why would you be against a specific animal?

  • Freaking Shark Attacks

    Sure, It should be limited. But if you ban it there will be so many seals that sharks will be drawn to them. And seals obviously live around many popular beaches. Meaning shark attacks will occur at those beaches. Plus people hunt seals to provide for their families. People need money lol

  • I hate seals

    I think they should all be wiped off the face of the earth. The only good thing about seals is that they can die and be eaten. I had a bad experience with a seal when i was 12 and I have never been able to get past it. I hope the seals continue to be slaughtered like they rightfully deserve.


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