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Hunting Controversy: Canada's Seal Season
Saturday marks the opening day for one of the world’s most controversial hunting seasons, the month-long harp seal season. The usual celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney, have voiced their disgust at what they call a barbaric industry since clubs are sometimes used to off the cute little guys. Batter up.
Granted, clubbing a seal is not an attractive pastime to most, the pelt industry is a major economic engine for Canada’s maritime provinces. This year’s quota is nearly 425,000 pups, a relatively low number given the total population is around 6 million.
If given a bat and a free reign of ice floes, would you participate in a seal hunt?