N.L. sealers having easy time of spring hunt - CTV News
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland sealers say a smaller ice pack this spring is making it easier to meet individual boat quotas this year -- and the price they're getting for pelts has improved.
Frank Pinhorn of the Canadian Sealers Association says the animals have been concentrating on the smaller floes, making it easier for hunters to get to them.
Pinhorn says so far they've taken about 60,000 seals out of an allowable quota of 330,000 and may kill another 12,000 before they're done in late May.
Buyers have been paying up to $25 a pelt -- more than double what they were fetching last year.
Forty-two large boats are working in the area known as the Front, between the Grey Islands and Newfoundland's northeast coast. Several smaller inshore boats have also been participating in the hunt.
In fact, because of the thinning ice, it's now more easier then ever to get the seals they hunt and the prices have doubled.
That's what happens when you don't bother to look into the facts of something you're fighting and continually revolve around your propaganda as being the truth.... you begin to believe in what you say and thus, further skews your side of the argument.
So now what are they going to do to try and stop the hunt?