Misleading the world

Misleading the world Open letter to government House leader Jay Hill: As a passionate Canadian I am profoundly embarrassed, disgusted and angry at our government's continuing support of the seal hunt. This is a disgusting "industry." To add insult to in

Open letter to government House leader Jay Hill:

As a passionate Canadian I am profoundly embarrassed, disgusted and angry at our government’s continuing support of the seal hunt.

This is a disgusting “industry.”

To add insult to injury, people of the world are told it is, in part, a way of safeguarding our fishing industry. This is equally untrue, to say nothing about lying about the lack of cruelty involved.

The fishing industry has itself to blame for diminishing stocks due to its own overfishing in Atlantic waters for years, by both Europeans and North Americans. It has nothing to do with seals, but they are having to pay the price to “defend” our justification of “harvesting” them.

If nature was left to its own ‘rules,’ which include the cyclic nature of all things, we wouldn’t be in this situation.

Basically, we are lying to the world behind a mask of untruths.

You know it, I know it and the world knows it.

Michael Brine

Yukon