Graphic Video Of Annual Canadian Seal Hunt Released By Animal Rights Group

Posted by Mike Confino, April 23, 2015

WARNING: This post contains graphic content that may upset some readers.

The Canadian government in early March announced this year’s quota for its annual, and highly controversial, seal hunt. The allocation for 2015? 468,000 harp, hooded and grey seals.

In an effort to minimize inhumane treatment, the Canadian government mandates that seals can only be killed using a high-powered rifle or shotgun, a club or a hunting tool called a hakapik. Yet with the hunt in full swing, last week Humane Society International released shocking footage of baby seals being shot, clubbed and dragged aboard hunting vessels — footage that, the group alleges, shows the hunt is anything but humane.

 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/20/canada-baby-seals-killed_n_7087092.html

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