Slaughtering seals is cruel, inhumane and unethical. The European public has spoken loud and clear. For ethical reasons, they do not want what the seal industry is selling: the body parts of seals. Period!
Yukon MP Ryan Leef, on the iconic (?) CBC Monday said, “We are proud to protect a traditional, sustainable and historic way of life for Canadian sealers across this great country.” And all this makes the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals annually ethical, Mr. Leef? Is it not inhumane to slaughter these animals? You cannot force the public in a democratic society to support what they don’t want to support. Get it?
This ban has sparked an interview, again on CBC, with a Dawson fashion designer who uses fur that belongs to wildlife for human desires – fashion.
She said she does not use seal body parts in her business, and is not concerned that the fur industry will suffer from a import ban as well. I am sure the fur industry, too, will some day become banned from exporting animal parts to the world. This fashion designer went on to say that fur is humanely harvested, and fur harvesters are stewards of the land and fur is a green product. She did not back this use of language with any logic.
And I have become used to CBC North not asking tough questions that deconstruct the ethics and language used by the animal-use industries.
CBC, is it your mandate to support, condone and glorify the exploitation and killing of non-humans?
The public, not the animal-use industries and all its spokespeople, will decide what they will or will not support when it comes to the well-being of sentient beings.
For the animals!