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The anual needless slaughter of seals is underway again in eastern Canada. This brutal slaughter is done because the seals compete against the fishermen. The seal "hunters" kill the seals with clubs, rifles and spears. They club to death baby seals and often skin them while they are still alive, only to diea a long and painful death.
"It's just horrific out there," said Rebecca Aldworth of the Humane Society of the United States. "There is blood all across the ice and seal carcasses as far as the eye can see. We've seen seals that were moving around and breathing, that have been left in these piles, some left conscious and crawling."
Hunters are expected to kill more than 300,000 seals by May 15, when the federal, three-year plan ends, allowing sealers to harvest a total of 975,000 seals since 2003.
Fishermen participating in the hunt, blame the seals and their voracious appetites for the devastation of Canada's fish stocks, in particular cod, and argue a cull is necessary. This is man's greed that allows innocent beautiful creatures to be horrifically killed.
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