Re: Something Fishy in Canada. Very Fishy.Mar 25th, 2009
What does an avatar showing an American hunter having shot a single wolf in the head have to do with the subject of this thread?
A big chunk of my income was derived from the fur industry at one time, then the Bridgette Bardot's of the world killed that. Beaver pelt prices alone dropped by 80% and the native trappers had to rely on goverment for a living. They say that conditions on native reserves are much like third world countries, that's partly because their livelihood was stripped from them by the goody goody leftards. The fur trade has been going on in this country for over 400 years and has raised the standard of living of the inhabitants steadily since then. The only reason the seal hunt is vilified is because it happens in the open and easily accessable for viewing by those with enough money to do so. You want to see ugliness, visit a chicken farm.
BTW, many of the seals are dispatched with rifles, however when there are a lot of hunters on the ice you don't want a lot of lead flying around. As it is, there is less guarantee of a sure kill with a rifle than there is with a hakapik.