Latest Fishers Dept Outrage: Sable Island Slaughter
plan by the Canadian Fisheries Dept (2009) exists to reduce the Sable
Island grey seal population to low or no numbers, either slaughtering
them or through a contraceptive plan. The reasoning for doing this is
not for sale; the pelts can't be sold, because of the European ban, and
because the pelt value is so low. Instead, the East coast fisheries
lobby has for years been claiming that it wasn't human harvesting that
caused the disappearance of the cod, but the seals instead.
Please see the following article:
How to kill 220,000 seals on Sable Island: the DFO plan
MAY 27, 2010
POSTED BY LINDA PANNOZZO
A mere moment of reflection would point out that seals and cod (as
well as other species, in a complex web of interactions) lived in
balance for eons before human large-scale fishing emerged in the 20th
century on the East coast of Canada. As well, there have been many
studies of the cause of the collapse of the cod, and no scientific
conclusion has confirmed the seals as the cause. Regardless, because the
fisheries industry in Eastern Canada (including Canadian and
International fishing vessels) are really to blame for the economic and
environmental disaster, the desperation to avoid blame has resulted in
the seals as a political scape goat ever since.
being what it is, this idiotic thinking has resulted in an outrageous
request to simply slaughter the grey seals of Sable Island to fulfill an
erroneous political idea.
We demand that Canada condemn the
Fisheries Dept idea of wiping out the Sable Island seals, or any other
seals, and once and for all admit that over-harvesting was the real
culprit of the collapse of the cod fishery.
If Canada tries to go
ahead with such an outrage, Canadian Citizens and International
observers will work together to make sure the world knows Canada has