Date: December 01, 2009
ADDED NOTE: The following is information found on an AR groups Website and my E-mail to its CEO. The Website is run by the Humane Society of Canada which like Humane Society International has nothing to do with the actual Humane Society. Pardon me if my initial name calling offends anyone's sensibilities but considering the target I think it is more than warranted and if nothing else, mild in relation to what should have been said considering the targets total lack of integrity.
Humane Society of Canada Website Information
On the ice in the midst of a seal nursery where they were born, pups will be killed in sight of their mothers; adults will also be shot, stabbed and clubbed. When protests against the seal began thirty years ago, tens of thousands of seals were being killed, and today hundreds of thousands of seals are being killed. We need new solutions to bring an end to the largest tax payer funded slaughter of marine mammals on the planet. Find out what The Humane Society of Canada is doing to stop this, and how you can help. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty, we don't give up. Ever.

Offering no proof that they actually even enforce the law, government politicians and the sealing industry claim that no whitecoat harp seal pups are killed any longer. The term "whitecoat" refers to the stage of development of a pup, and means the pup is 14 to 21 days of age (shown above on the left). Instead, sealers simply wait less than a day until the seal's fur begins to moult (shown to the left) before they club, stab or shoot the seal pup.

This special website has been set-up by The Humane Society of Canada to make it easy for supporters to make a life saving donation to help save the seals.
On behalf of the seals, thank you for your kindness, generosity and compassion.

Sincerely,
Michael O'Sullivan
Chairman & CEO
The Humane Society of Canada
Hi Mike,

I believe I had the misfortune of contacting you in the past but in relation to the write up you did on the Webpage, http://www.savethesealsnow.org/. Not only does this make you seem like a complete and utter moron it would have to give you the distinction of being the most stupid individual I have ever had the misfortune of coming into contact with in regards to the sealing issue. Also, I find it highly insulting that you try to portray some connection with the well respected Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), http://cfhs.ca/. Your organization, Humane Society International and any other organization who associate themselves to the actual Humane Society are little more than leeches which society should spread salt upon and watch wilt away. Anyway, back to your comment.

You say seals will be killed in sight of their mothers, anyone with a shred of knowledge of the seal hunt would know that seals are killed after 1 month of age. When the pups are 2 weeks old the female, dame/cow, leaves the pup to fend for itself and moves on to gorge itself to replace lost fat reserves before moving to a completely different area to moult and mate, nowhere near their offspring when they are killed.

You say adult seals will be stabbed. Roughly 95% of seals killed during the hunt are shot with a high-powered rifle while less than 5% are clubbed. Both methods have been proven time and again to be humane methods for killing young seals. None are "stabbed".

You say protest began thirty years ago; actually it was 40 years ago.

You say when protest began "tens of thousands of seals were being killed, and today hundreds of thousands of seals are being killed". Hunts between 1971 and 1981 averaged 172,000. Between 2000 and 2007 the hunts averaged 232,623. Not quite the massive difference you are trying to portray is it?

You say the seal hunt is tax payer funded, really, and just how is that exactly? Could it be that in one breathe you are saying there needs to be monitoring of the seal hunt then cry misappropriation of tax payers money when the Coast Guard and DFO monitor the hunt? The same imbecilic nature would be displayed if you put a plate of cookies in front of your children and smacked them when they went to reach for one.

You say fighting the seal hunt is fighting cruelty, where is your proof?

You say the government does not enforce regulations, it only takes a simple search on Google to find references to convictions handed down in relation to the seal hunt. The FACT is the regulations are enforced quite adequately and I would put forth that monitoring and enforcement of the seal hunt is unparalleled in relation to any other form of hunting or animal culling.

My personal favourite, you say "The term "whitecoat" refers to the stage of development of a pup, and means the pup is 14 to 21 days of age". I like how you try to come off as actually knowing something but it falls flat when someone realizes the "whitecoat" is a young harp seal between the ages of 3 days and 14 days. A raggedy jacket is a seal between the ages of 14 days and 1 month and is a seal which is moulting its coat which makes the pelt basically useless and this is why sealers do not kill seals of this age but wait until the process is complete at 1+ month of age. Don't worry; I've kept a copy of the page in case you change it.

Lastly, you say "This special website has been set-up by The Humane Society of Canada to make it easy for supporters to make a life saving donation to help save the seals." What exactly is the Humane Society of Canada doing for seals? Obviously you know little to nothing about seals or the seal hunt. I have been involved in this issue for 4 years now and I haven't heard of you being involved in any way so how is it exactly that you are spending the contributions you are scamming from caring people through the use of blatant lies? Also, if you can be either so stupid or so blatantly use lies and misinformation in regards to this issue then what does that say about all your "causes"? The choice you are giving people is to either support an idiot or a liar, I would think a simple decision for most.

I look forward to your non-reply as your ilk lack the ability to stand up to facts and the truly knowledgeable within this issue. I will be posting the text from your site with this E-mail to you on my site at, www.thesealfishery.com. If you like I can send you the link once I have it posted as this will become my "got to" example of the uneducated and shady nature of the anti sealing movement.

Take care,
Mike
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