Lately there has been a big fuss about the Canadian Seal Hunt. These are commercial hunts of seal done every year by the aboriginals and the people living in the east in order to harvest pelts and food. However because of the risk of offending the Inuit, the animal rights groups like PETA and Humane Society only target the Atlantic seal hunt. The anti-seal hunt people are full of hypocrisy. They call the seal hunt a “slaughter of poor, innocent baby seals.” They call on everyone to boycott Canadian seafood. They even had a bunch of famous chefs gather in Washington, DC, to support their cause. The population of seals in Atlantic Canada is 5.6 million and the quota of seals that can be killed for 2009 is 280,000. Thats 5% of the seal population. If the anti-hunt groups really care about innocent and helpless animals being slaughtered, why don’t they enlist the chefs’ help for combating the slaughter of pigs. I’m sure more than 5% of that population is slaughtered per year. Or, better still, they should support global warming because if the arctic ice melts, the polar bears, who need the ice to hunt seals will die and the seals will not be killed by polar bears and therefore we can save the seals. The seal hunt provides the fishermen a source of money in the long winter months when fishing is not possible. The allegations that the seals are killed inhumanely are also false. The seals are killed right away and not skinned alive. The government monitors the hunt and makes sure that no laws are broken. Finally the hunters are not even allowed to kill whitecoats. A whitecoat is the white baby seal you see in pictures put forward by anti-seal hunt groups. The use these pictures to promote the idea that he hunt is evil even though those seals are not actually killed. Lets not cave into pressure like Russia did. Stand up for Canada and support the Canadian seal hunt.