Friday, July 11, 2014

But who will save the baby humans?!?!

In early 2013 I started a seal hunt board over on pinterest. It's mostly photos of seal skin products and seal meat, plus links to posts and quotes from news articles about the traditional and commercial seal hunt in Canada and elsewhere.

I update it only sporadically. More so in the last few days as a cadre of animal rights activists (**cough** angry, middle class, white women without young children at home**cough**) started re-pinning and commenting on that board.

There is -- I can now assert based on 10 minutes of perusing their boards -- a correlation between people who say they love animals, and people who post death porn photos of dead seals. That seems like a contradiction. Plus they also might be misanthropes and hate freedom of speech. And, quite possibly, themselves.


I am of course making hasty, glib judgements about their lives based solely on their  Pinterest usage. They are doing the same to me.



As these individuals do not know me in real life -- or online -- they don't know that I respond to internet drama thusly:


Then I yawn and pin photos of fur coats.


They were apparently looking for this response:



But all I could muster was this:



Ah, zealots. They're so...full of zeal. And other baser emotions.

Which is why I'd take it as a great favour if you could report the following users to Pinterest for breaking the TOS agreement:

 Amanda Hernandez



And Denise Tetrault



And Chanel Updyke





Thanks.

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Edited on July 16,  2014: A friend emailed me a link to a post at "Cold Antler Farm" called An Open Letter to Angry Vegetarians.  This is my favourite passage: 
But do not come to battle here, accusing those of us raising good meat of murder. Those are fighting words, unkind words, and for someone so intensely passionate about treating animals well you seem to have no issue treating human beings like crap. I’m an animal, too. I would appreciate some ethical treatment.
Well said, Jenna Woginrich. Tomorrow I will make up some Masonades (this is just brilliant, by the way) and make a toast in your honour.