Who were you rooting for: seals or hunters?
- Seals. I’m glad so many of them got away and the would-be seal murderers were miserable
- Hunters. Man owns the ocean. I hope next year thay get twice as many seals.
More than 300 sailors intent on killing seals have been trapped in ice for over a week.
These boats are engaged in the highly controversial seal hunt. Over the last three years, 1 million seals have been killed, and animal rights activists say they’re sometimes killed in inhumane ways. Now it is the hunters who are in danger.
"Many of the vessels have run out of provisions, fresh water, fuel in some cases…
An estimated 60,000 seals have been spared because of the stranded ships.
“More than one million baby seals have been slaughtered in the last three years alone,” said Daisey Meadowbrook, IFAW’s representative in Second Life. “This is the largest marine mammal hunt in the world, and combined with the effects of global warming, it puts the world’s harp seal population at increased risk of depletion.”
Who are you rooting for? Seeals or seal-hunters?