Our neighbor to the north isn’t yet completely politically correct:
Canadian sealers have pushed out to sea for the largest cull in 50 years despite protests by environmentalists and animal rights groups.
The government is allowing more than 300,000 seals to be killed, arguing that the campaign is both ecologically sound and economically justified.
Protests helped end the hunting of young seals for their pelts off Canada’s east coast 25 years ago.
Some activists say their efforts to report this cull are being blocked.
Sealers have been making their way out to ice floes off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador for the annual hunt.
Under new guidelines, most seals are meant to be shot and not clubbed to death in a bid to make the killing more humane.
Now if only they’d make the clubbing a pay-per-view event, maybe Canada could afford to keep more of its hockey players.