As usual, Canadian hunters have left a swathe of dark-red blood smeared across the Arctic ice, as 300,000 seal pups have been slaughtered, while nearly half of these have been skinned alive.
Canadian animal rights groups have called on the international community to raise its voice in outrage against this barbaric practice, perpetrated by the pelt-hunters with the excuse that this “organised cull” will protect fish stocks. This is nonsense because fish stocks will be protected by properly organised fishing practices by mankind.
Films have been taken of the slaughter of seals, which makes horrendous viewing, due to the extreme suffering of the animals who are battered on the head and literally skinned alive, while their living body is left at the mercy of the elements and predators.
Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.