The accusation flied both ways, with McCartney and his wife, Heather Mills, charging Mr. Williams of being a supporter for the inhumane seal hunt, and with Mr. Williams defending that McCartney were being used by animal activists and not knowing enough to see the whole picture. Well, I do agree with Mr. Williams that sometimes the animal activists can go a little too far and blend truth with slander just to attract sponsorships and recruitments.
For the annual seal hunt, it is a tradition which spanned thousands of years, from the moment when the aboriginals stepped onto the North American continent to what is happening nowadays, to feed an ailing industry and to bring work to the under-privileged. Like all other meat producing industries, the process of turning cute harp seals to canned by-products must be gruesome and has to undergo the same euthanizing and bloodly killing processes.
I know we're all for the protection and well-being of animals but sometimes we can go a little bit too far. The animal activists claim that the seals may be endangered, but they're not even close and aren't on IUCN's red list. Fisheries and Oceans Canada says it the best:
The most recent (1985) advice from NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization) indicates that pup production is in the neighbourhood of 500 000 animals, with an associated population of animals one year and older of about 2.0 million seals. Due to uncertainties in the data, these estimates cannot be considered firm. Nevertheless, there is sufficient evidence to show that the population was not endangered by the levels of harvest in the early 1980's and is almost certainly increasing under the recent harvest levels.So why are they, the animal activists, knowingly testify with false information and obsolete data? Well, they do it for a number of reasons but the main one is to attract sympathy and attention. Thanks to the awareness they raised throughout the 90's, many governing bodies, including the European Union, had already either imposed a strict ban on all trades of the goods or derivatives from harp seals or regulated seal hunt, but then why're the activists still talking about this issue?
They still wouldn't let it go so they could earn the sympathy, attention and monetary support from innocent and naive bystanders like you to do their dirty deeds. Seriously, if they're all for animal protection and well-being they could have gone against China, for letting the illegal poaching of animals roam free, they could've gone to South America to protect the entire macaws species from extinction. They could've helped raise the awareness of global warming so fewer exotic species would go extinct. They could've told people to do their parts to combat global warming. But, no, with their mentally challenged, perverted mind, they couldn't do that.
The ultimate culprit is NOT the carnivores like me, the ultimate culprit is the human behaviour, the reliance of fossil fuel and the production of greenhouse gases, the effects of which could be mitigated through awareness. In fact, the domestication of common farm animals (i.e. pigs, cows, sheeps, etc.) and household pets (i.e. cats, dogs, etc.) have actually prolonged their survival and allowed them to surpass for generations. Now, if you take away the domestication, not only would we be hungry but also the species, being neglected for long, would eventually die off and decimate. You being the animal activist, would you want this to happen? I definitely don't think so!
Yes, I agree with you that treating animals inhumanely during slaughter is not right, but we should protest with boundaries and should not go so far as to harm others. If we can't even be reasonable, we're no better than the murders and torturers whom slaughtered animals inhumanely. Think about it!
And, please you do not have to spread hateful materials like this and definitely don't distribute them in front of our young.