Jimmy Buffet: No more fishburgers in paradise
As if the annual, unstoppable carnage that is the Canadian seal hunt weren’t depressing enough, the poor baby seals now have to contend with global warming. The good news is that the first stage of the hunt, in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, is likely to be scrapped. The bad news is that the reason for the scrapping is that the ice floes the pups are usually born on are breaking up, floating away and melting, and the mothers are being forced to give birth in the water. The pups are drowning by the hundreds of thousands because they cannot swim in the first few weeks of life and need the ice for survival.
The rest of the hunt will proceed as scheduled, despite the efforts of Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and the tireless efforts of boycotters of Canada and boycotters of Canadian seafood.