Saturday, April 26, 2008

Photos from Russian Seal Death Camp

After Beijing's Cat Death Camps, here come the Seal version in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

Seal hunting is controversial, and there's a lot of propaganda coming from both sides. One says that there's nothing special with it, it's traditional and profitable, no big deal. The other claims it's particularly cruel, citing independent studies that show that almost 80% of sealers don't check if the seal is dead before skinning it, and that half of them get skinned alive. But regardless of where the truth lies, we think most people would minimally agree that the unnecessary suffering of sentient mammals with nervous systems similar to ours is bad, and that people who purchase products made from seals should know what their money buys so they can make an informed choice. Below are more photos from the Russian seal camp.


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