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(no subject) [Apr. 7th, 2006|08:43 pm]
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Here's a great forum:

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(no subject) [Apr. 7th, 2006|08:42 pm]
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I saw this post and thought it was very clever:


Anonymous said...

First of all, Patriot, that "report" was pretty crap. Wrong references, whether you apologise for them or not, are a clear sign of shoddy workmanship. That wasn't a personal attack, it's an attack on the validity of your work.

To all who ranted (I know my post is late):

I am curious, both sides of the "seal hunt argument" seem to be lacking correct, reliable, unbiased information. Where is the research that is not funded or conducted by biased groups (ie animal rights groups, or fur lobby groups)? Where is the fuel for this fire? I find it interesting that even the Canadian Government can't be trusted to conduct unbiased polling (ie, associating aboriginal groups with this non-aboriginal practice, or by cleverly getting a Veterinarian's society to conduct "research" which to me looks like a thinly veiled attempt to associate animal well-being with the "research"). I also resent animal rights groups for making environmentalists look like irrational, emotional, and misguided individuals. The fact remains that I need to make up my own mind about the seal hunt, but neither side is doing a good job of convincing or clarifying. My government does not represent me(they are conservative afterall), animal rights groups do not represent me because I fight for environmental conservation not for "cute defenseless babies", and pro-sealers don't appeal to my values of tradition because I know Maritime history. So who do I turn to for valid information? Sadly, all of you just keep using the same fallacies on each other, and keep recycling "arguments". The most frustrating thing is that a person who wants to question the seal hunt is immediately lumped into the environmentally radical group, when really I am merely interested in seeing the economic realities of the hunt. Do the Maritime people forget that they are living off of my taxes? I have every right to question the sustainability of the hunt, and whether it really is lucrative or not, so that I can question the governments treatment of the east. I don't know why pro-sealers try to appeal to my sympathy (ie "it puts food on poor families tables), because, quite frankly there are many illegal activities (ie theft) that put food on people's tables. Under that logic, I should support any action that brings food to the table (that's not going to happen). My point is that, pro-sealers should stop relying on sympathy, and stop debating ethics and just convince me with cold hard facts. Anti-sealers need to do this as well, because they are just as misrepresented and scattered as ever.
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(no subject) [Apr. 5th, 2006|07:31 pm]
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Apparently "livelihood" for Newfoundlanders equals $1000/yr:

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(no subject) [Apr. 3rd, 2006|11:59 pm]
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(no subject) [Apr. 3rd, 2006|11:55 pm]
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Why I love Pamela Anderson:

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GRRR! [Mar. 24th, 2006|04:59 pm]
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Here's a link to a story about Paul Watson's beating in the Magdalene Islands in 1995:


Also if you haven't read it yet please read the comment left by an idiot in my last post. Please freak out on him, I'm so sick of morons like that.
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Seal of Approval [Feb. 10th, 2006|04:54 pm]
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Here is some more specific information about the Canadian Seafood Boycott. Please make sure to pass it on to anyone who will listen:


Here is a petition against the seal hunt. Please print it off and get it signed!


Note: The Prime Minister of Canada is no longer Paul Martin... it is now Stephen Harper. I'm not sure about the Minister of Fisheries. So please change that info on the sheets.
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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2006|04:42 pm]
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Check this book out:


Warning: it will enrage you, but it will also move you to act against the seal hunt. I recommend forcing those around you who roll their eyes whenever you mention animal rights to read it.

Here it is for the Canadians:

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Mexico has made a great leap.. [Feb. 8th, 2006|08:59 am]
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[mood |happyTriumphant]

And the US and Canada should be ashamed that they are so far behind.

"MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. — IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) announced that Mexico has banned the importation and exportation of primates and marine mammals. The decree by the Government of Mexico protects animals and confronts the powerful interests that traffic and exploit these species for profit.

"It is an historic victory for endangered primates and marine mammals, for environmental groups and for the general public," said Beatriz Bugeda, Director of IFAW Latin America. "This decision is critical to conservation policy in Mexico, which was seriously eroded by environmental authorities in recent years."

In 2003, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) illegally authorized the importation of 28 dolphins from the Solomon Islands to Mexican-based commercial dolphinariums. IFAW carried out an in-depth investigation of the facts and filed several complaints to the corresponding authorities. Biologist Diego Cobo Terrazas, then President of the Environmental Commission of the Chamber of Representatives, also criticized the decision and presented a bill to prohibit importation and exportation of primates and marine mammals - such as whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals and manatees.

On January 26, 2006, the Decree, which modified the General Wildlife Act, was published in the Official Journal of the Federation and officially prohibited the "…Importing, exporting and re-exporting specimens of any species of marine mammal and primate, as well as parts or products made from them." The law made an exception for animals authorized by the federal government for scientific research. A portion of the law banned products derived from marine mammals, such as pelts and decorations. This becomes a key tool for IFAW in its historic campaign to abolish Canada's commercial seal hunt.

"Mexico has officially condemned Canada's cruel slaughter practiced within the territory of one of its partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and in this context, placing a ban on importing marine mammal products is a strategic step," Ms Bugeda said.

In recent years, the Mexican industry of trading and exhibiting marine mammals has grown considerably. Animals used by the industry, like dolphins, are captured without control in the waters of countries such as Cuba, the Solomon Islands and, more recently, Japan.

Dr. Yolanda Alaníz, Director of the organization for the Conservation of Marine Mammals in Mexico (COMARINO), said, "Capturing cetaceans for exhibition presents a serious threat not only to the welfare of the animals themselves, but also to the conservation of the populations from which they are taken."

The ban on capturing marine mammals in Mexican waters was decreed in 2002. That decree also enlarged the polygon of protection for the porpoises known as Vaquita marina. Added to these new reforms, the new laws all contribute to strengthen the legal framework in Mexico to protect animals. IFAW offers special recognition to the efforts made by Biologist Cobo Terrazas and COMARINO. "
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(no subject) [Feb. 5th, 2006|04:32 pm]
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Here is an article written by Paul Watson:


Just to let everyone know Paul and the crew are going to be headed to the East Coast of Canada again this year to protest the seal hunt. Please encourage everyone you know to boycott Canadian seafood (...or all seafood for that matter).
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