the Murder of Baby Seals!
about the Norwegian Seal Hunt In 1996 Norwegian seal hunters killed
27,000 seals. In 1997 that number was up to 38,000 seals. Many of
these seals killed are less than a year old. In 1997 25,000 of the
38,000 seals that were killed were less that a year old. The seals
are killed by two methods, clubbing or shooting. Many of the seals
have their skulls partially crushed from the clubbing process.
In 1995 Norway
justified a large-scale kill of young seals by calling it research.
test was to see which method of killing produced the fastest results,
shooting or clubbing. The Asian countries are the biggest consumers
of seal products. Seal skin cannot be sold in the United States.
China, Korea and Japan purchase the seal skins to make fur coats.
They also use the penis as an aphrodisiac.
government blames the seals for low fish stocks. Yet, massive over-fishing
has caused this problem. Blaming seals and not addressing the over-fishing,
will not solve the problem. Independent research has shown that
humans are responsible for the lowered fish stocks.
The seals are
being killed in large numbers just to make frivolous luxury products
like fur coats and questionable aphrodisiacs".
Norwegian hunters slaughter 35,000 seals, most of which are
not even a year old. Hunters claim that the seals are eating
too many fish. Yet scientists contest that point. The fact
is that any lack of fish in the sea comes from over-fishing
by massive trawlers. As a result, they get their skulls crushed
by club wielding hunters.
are demanding that Norway, Canada, and the handful of other
sealing countries, get in step with the rest of civilization
and ban the seal slaughter.
seal fur by brushing, as demonstrated here by Captain Paul Watson
of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is a humane economic
alternative to seal clubbing."
UK: Blood On The Ice: Commercial Seal Hunting
Canadian Seal Hunt
Global Action Against Seal
for Animal Welfare
International Marine Mammal Association
International Wildlife Coalition
Seal Hunt Page
Aux Phoques Du Canada (French)
Norwegian Federation for Animal Protection
Hunting Newsclips (NOAH)
Sea Shepherd Conservation
Seal Conservation Society