To the Editor,
I am a person whom still thinks the Canadian baby seal hunt is wrong. I am sad to hear 400,000 is the number the Canadian fisheries will allow to be clubbed and skinned just for the fur. Many countries such as Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and the European union have banned the import and export of seal furs.
The ancient Inuit hunters who wore the skins of mature animals they hunted for food did so with honour as this was how they survived in the natural world. Those who wear the skins of the baby seals of a mass commercial slaughter do so with dishonour. Having respect for nature should not be viewed as a subjective value of the times because having respect for others creatures stems from the immutable objective value system coded in us.
Apart from animal rights groups the general public outcry against the unethical seal hunt has waned because of both apathy and from being disconnected and de-sensitized over the years. Our modern, competitive, materialistic, debt ridden, social media obsessed and hyper-capitalist society is entrapping humanity in a state of perpetual adolescence because there is little time to consider true values, purity of soul, conservation and universal truths.