There are certain types of people who use Twitter as a forum for discussion and debate about the seal hunt.
1. Sane, intelligent people who are informed about the issue and are willing and eager to respond to seal hunt critics.
2. Celebrities who are great at public relations, but not exactly renowned for their brains, subtly, compassion, or logic.
Their king is Bill Maher:
This tweet from Hilton is from October and refers to Bill S-210. Drafted and championed by Senator Mac Harb it was meant to kill the Canadian Commercial seal hunt. It was defeated on February 28, 2013. Coincidentally this was the same day the story broke that Harb's finances are being audited for his part in an expense scandal.
Other anti-seal hunt celebrities (ie, Ke$ha, Morrissey, Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop, Sarah McLachlan) have remained silent about this year's hunt. Pamela Anderson has retweeted a single message from another Twitter user. Fair-weathered activists.
3. People who anthropomorphize seals because they believe they're actually Beanie Babies:
These "activists" are the ones most likely to have a whitecoat seal as their avatar. They also love using the word "baby."
4. People who only have compassion for animals and don't give a rat's ass about humans:
I watched that video and I still say the seal hunt is okay. I'm not sick in the head, but I do still have a bit of head cold. Does that count?
I hope that before she renounces her theoretical Canadian citizenship, she learns to spell Canadian correctly.
On behalf of all Canadians -- the majority of whom have never seen a seal -- I will answer this query. No, we do not say sorry to the dead seals because:
a. dead seals don't listen very well, and
b. it's insulting to perpetuate ugly national stereotypes. Don't you have some homework to finish?
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It's going to be a long season.