Mystery of Dead Seals in Scotland, but What About Canada's Massacre? Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog
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Mystery of Dead Seals in Scotland, but What About Canada’s Massacre?

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The bodies of dozens of seals have been found washed up on the coasts of Scotland. All the bodies had horrific lacerations, leaving people to question how the animals died. Speculation as to the cause of death ranges from a cookiecutter shark to a ship’s propeller to an underwater wave-power turbine.

Tragic as this is, every year, tens of thousands of seals suffer a similarly violent fate during Canada’s annual seal slaughter. These seals are massacred for products that no one needs. Baby seals are repeatedly shot or bludgeoned before sealers hook the defenceless animals in the eye, cheek or mouth to avoid damaging the fur. The often conscious baby seals are then dragged across the already blood-stained ice. Many of these babies have not even eaten their first solid meal or learned how to swim. The pups, some still fully aware and terrified, are thrown onto a pile. Those who were clubbed by unskilled “hunters” who didn’t bother to check whether they did the job experience a slow, agonising death; many others are skinned alive.

Canada’s image is now equated with the seal kill, and its reputation is bloodied. The US and the European Union have already expressed their opposition to the bloody industry by implementing a ban on importing seal products. The EU’s historic ban on the sale of seal products was set to take effect last week. This ban was poised to end the sale of all fur torn from the bodies of seals who are killed during Canada’s commercial seal slaughter. But in the 11th hour, the ban was suspended by the European General Court, which was responding to a challenge launched by an Inuit group. (The court decided to intervene even though the pending ban provides exemptions for some of the products that come from traditional Inuit hunts.)

With every animal protection organization worldwide opposing the cruel seal slaughter, it is high time that Canada took note of the mass international condemnation and put a stop to this barbaric massacre. Find out ways that you can help animals who desperately need you by checking out our Action Centre, and if you have any furs, please donate them to PETA, where they will be used to educate others about the violence of the fur trade.

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  1. avatar jd says:

    Why is everyone jumping to conclusions? At the moment no one knows for certain what happened to the seals. To say “we all know what happened here” is ridiculous.

  2. avatar Jasmine says:

    The Humans are so bad!!!!!!!!

  3. avatar megan says:

    omg! i hate this! people discust me. i only have 5 friends and my family because of how much people discust me. i hate our kind! what have we turned into!

  4. avatar PELİN ACAR says:

    I hate the humans

  5. avatar Robyn says:

    People who wear fur, purely for the sake of their own vanity, not only feed and support the fur industry are simply ugly bitches.

  6. avatar Elena says:

    I don’t like peopel any more!!!!They are the worst animal in this world!!

  7. avatar sarah says:

    these cruelties should be ended!!!!!
    I hope humans who torture animals will experience the same torture themselves!!!!!!!!

  8. avatar Maggie says:

    Thers no concius in some humans we are all beings created from the same god all migty Q PASA CON LAS PERSONAS?

  9. “It takes more than 50 animals to make a fur coat, but only one to wear it,” to reflect on the cruelty of man to the noblest creatures of nature.

  10. avatar Deepika says:

    This is so barbaric and inhumane. Its really sad to see that over the time we have become so heartless and insensitive, all we are concerned is about money making, no matter where it comes from. Greed and selfishness has taken over so badly that we fail to feel someone’s pain.

  11. avatar Sophy says:

    @jd I don’t think people are jumping to conclusions, it seems to me the comments are about the seal massacre in Canada. And rightly so, it is inhumane, barbairc and unecesarry cruelty carried out by money grabbing people. All animals have the right to life and these babies are completey defenseless.

  12. avatar Heather Jones says:

    The more I learn about humans the more I love animals. Animals are here on this earth to be nurtured, not tortured. When are we going to learn. No doubt we are the most destructive species.

  13. avatar kimberly Beck says:

    Those poor seals, they are such beautiful creatures and the baby’s with those big eyes, who could harm them… I HATE seal hunters they need clubbed to death

  14. avatar Marian T. says:

    We are actualy killing innocence.From all the species,he(the man)is the most despicable.

  15. avatar Zhanna says:

    People must stop this! all animals have right to live in this world and humans must realize and accept it as soon as possible.The World is both for animals and people!

  16. avatar Amy Hass says:

    I think I summed it up on my face book and shared it with everyone. facebook amyhass… EVIL!

  17. avatar LUCKYLACEY says:

    This makes my stomach turn.. How can people be so inhumane!??

  18. avatar Audrey says:

    Think about it folks. Why are these atrocities being committed? So someone can make more money. It always boils down to that, whether it’s factory farming, the fur industry, or human sweatshops. There are some who believe that capitalism is inherently evil, and I’m starting to agree with them.

  19. avatar Mallory says:

    I say club the seal hunters to death. Humans make me sick!

  20. The Seal hunt is quite horrific, but the whole ‘every animal rights organisation is putting pressure etc.’ shit, they don’t give a fuck.

    Blogging about it won’t solve shit, if you are so opposed to it get in-between the hunters and the seals.

  21. avatar heidy says:

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  22. avatar Megan Speight says:

    This atrocity, that has been carried out year after year against these helpless, sentient creatures, as the world watches in horror, demonstrates just how bought and paid for the Canadian Government really is. Mr. Harper, you are your cohorts are despicable!! You make me sick and ashamed to be a Canadian……………….

  23. avatar regina ripley says:

    Canada SUCKS

  24. avatar Raynor says:

    people make me sick!

  25. Blogging about it won’t solve shit, you should all get in-between the hunters and the seals and once and for all stop this shit.

    If someone powerfull would organize this stooping, a lot of ppl would come to help and share this action.

  26. avatar charul singh says:

    I wish and Pray the same death and suffering to those who do this bloody act…they and their families will go to hell…

  27. avatar KT says:

    ‘Fur is worn by beautiful animals…and very ugly people.’

    I hope they find out the cause of the seals death in Scotland so it can be prevented in future.

    And I sincerely hope seal clubbing is banned completely.

  28. avatar Rocco says:

    $$$$$$$$$$ As Long As There Is A “Supply And Demand” $$$$$$$$$$ … This Will Continue.. It’s A Business!!! And Has Been For A Long Time. Killing People That Harm Animals Isn’t The Answer!! Pass A Law And “ENFORCING” It, Is A Start. Animals Always Have Been “More Human Than Humans” $$$$$$$$$$$ … Until Lawmakers Do Something, Fucked-Up People Will Do Fucked-Up Things.. As Always ONE PERSON Could/Should Step Up And Simply Sign A Piece Of Paper.. Knowing This, Actually Makes Me Just As Sick As Seeing A Slaughter Video. $$$$$ Man, If I Were President For Just One Month, Wow. The Things I Could Do.. (With Very Little Effort) “Dream On” For Now I Guess.

  29. avatar carola says:

    Pity you don’t all get so angry about people trafficking and general human to human cruelty – I love animals and do not like suffering but let;sget our priorities right

  30. avatar Sophy says:

    @ Carola. Seriously, how many times will this argument come up?! PETA are an Animal Rights charity, not human rights – its all in the name; People for the Ethical Treatment of ANIMALS! Other charities work on those issues and equally don’t deal with animal rights.

    But that aside, animals have the same right to life and freedom as people, it’s not a case of priorities.

  31. avatar L says:

    It should not raise reactions of hating humans and loving animals ‘instead’. It should be about having the same love and respect for ALL life and making a stand for those who are in need, regardless of their species.. human or animal. Making ignorant abusers realise they must stop. There are many organizations for us to help in this and should be no reason to prioritise when we have enough of them and enough love to go around. It’s just a question of how much one wants to give.

  32. avatar Robyn says:

    This is terrible and makes me sickened to be human, how anyone can inflict such pain to another living breathing is beyond me.
    Animals will always be more human then any of us.

  33. avatar cassey buckland says:

    i think this is so sad, but please remember that there is also a equal number of animal lovers out there but sadly not enough!

  34. avatar Alex says:

    i hope abusers will go to hell !

  35. avatar Melissa says:

    It would be a great idea for animal activists (and just generally anyone with a heart) to go to Canada at this time of year when the pup-clubbing begins, all of us hide in the mountains and come over with helicopters, and shoot the b******s to the ground. Kick the bodies into the water so the sharks etc. can eat the human bodies and not the seal, too! Kind of like, 3 birds with one stone! Get rid of the evil people, feed the sharks so they don’t eat the seals, save the seals from being clubbed! I’d be first in line to help.

  36. avatar Jasmine Chen says:

    I hope the people who kill these poor innocent creatures die in a very slow and painful way. The seals will bite them where the sun don’t shine!!!!!!!!! Seals are animals and I don’t know how many more times I’m gonna say this: ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS!!!!

  37. avatar Lizzy says:

    I hate the humans???? sorry to break his to you but you are one. There are much less abusive ways of catching a seal than this but some people just cant be bothered, OR HAVE NO COMMON SENSE. It’s not Canadas fault. Every one is out to make a living if it be by massacre or by being a journalist for a company like PETA. Saddly some peoples morals are low and the goverment needs to find a way to deal with that

  38. avatar games says:

    This definitely makes great sense to anyone…

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