[MAKE TRADE FAIR="2 of 3"]Up to this point, I've stayed out of this.....but until I see Macca and the missus, hanging out in a field of potential lamb chops and getting his picture taken with a cute little furry grass eater, or down in Texas going after the veal industry, then I can't go along with this whole debate. Death is Death...there's no good way or better way, to kill something. It's still dead. Seal or any other animal. Going after the Seal hunt is good press I guess, but if anyone thinks there is a difference between killing these seals for profit as apposed to any other animal...then guess what...you are mistaken. Don't get me wrong, I'm totally against this practice...but I can not for the life of me fiqure out why someone would think killing seals is somehow different than killing anything else. Until Paul shows up on Larry King saying Texas should stop killing cattle, or New Zealand/Australia should stop killing lamb or....well, you get my drift.
I wonder how many people were watching the news of this story, saying how "terrible the seal hunt is" while eating a hamburger? Lot's I'll bet. :roll:[/quote]
I hate like hell to get involved in this again, I already had my bad little boy warning, but I just had to say I admire your having an open mind on this issue & seeing the full picture. I too see no difference in killing a seal for profit as opposed to any other animal. What annoys me is the way the animal rights groups have used the media in flogging this issue because they know that pulling on heart strings means people will in turn be pulling on their purse strings. If these guys wanted an end put to this, they could come up with the $$'s to buy out these sealers, all they'd have to do is put out the word. But if it ceased what would they use then to draw the $'s into their own pockets. In reality the seal is being used more by the Animal Rights Activists then it is by the sealers.