As global warming progresses, the Arctic sea ice diminishes from year to year, and Harp seal pups are dying in progressively larger and larger numbers, within days, hours, even minutes of birth. Yet, while AFP ran an article titled [‘Dramatic’ loss of harp seals amid warming: study], the Global and Mail ran one titled [Newfoundland calls on Ottawa to fight for sealing industry].
Is our species so undignified and weak that we prove incapable of quitting voluntarily while we still can, and have to keep exploiting until being forced by Mother Nature herself to quit, when there will be no more seals?
And shame on Ottawa for protecting the sealers rather than the seals, while pushing the tar sands to the hilt, worsening global warming and hastening the demise of the Arctic sea ice, thus the polar bears and the seals.
CBC, Jan. 4, 2012 – Thinning sea ice killing seal pups, study says – Cover declining by up to 6% per decade, satellite images show
Duke University, Jan. 5, 2012 – Seals on Thin Ice After 32 Years of Warming
National Geographic, Jan. 6, 2012 – Baby Harp Seals Being Drowned, Crushed Amid Melting Ice – Global warming is melting sea ice the pups need for survival.
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)