Friday, April 20, 2007

Canada had it coming ...

GOOD! Serves them right. I hope the bastards all die of exposure or starvation, whichever comes first. I have no sympathy for these fishermen. They earn their living by profitting in the fur trade. They sit around drinking 10 months of the year and then have a surfeit of work during the spring, shootin' and clubbin', which is subsidized by their government. I suppose Ottawa thinks: anything to shut these Newfie hillbillies up and make them happy.
Now don't get me wrong. I can see the sense in controlling the seal population. Perhaps it's even for the seals' own good as their staple food has run low. But Canada cannot deny that they (along with scores of other countries, to be fair) have overfished their waters, and they have found a convenient scapegoat. So, subsidize the rednecks in Newfoundland to engage in an orgy of killing and problem solved! Can't they devise a much more humane way of dealing with the seals than letting boozed-up hicks take inaccurate shots at them and club them and strip them while still alive?
I have written of my disgust for this practice three times now (See here, here and here), and it's high time it ended. Maybe this is the price Canada must pay before it realizes that its precious seal culls are not only outrageously inhumane but dangerous?
As I said, I really have not a care in the world for those hick fishermen. But even if it's for all the wrong reasons, maybe this is what will force the Canadian government to drop its indefensible annual seal cull. If so, the fishermen's deaths will not be for nothing.


Mouse1972 said...

I'm a Canadian and I definitely think that the seal hunt should be stopped altogether!

Nightdragon said...

I know. I'm not anti-Canadian, I just abhore the seal hunt and those who take part in it.