What are seals used for today?
Answer: Seals are used to stamp bags or packets containing goods that are sent from one place to another.
Why do people club seals?
Why do hunters club seals? It’s safe and easy, and it preserves the seal’s valuable pelt. By law, you have to keep clubbing the seal in the forehead until you know for sure that it’s dead. Sealers are supposed to “palpate” a pup’s skull after they’ve clubbed it, to feel the caved-in bone beneath the skin and blubber.
Why the seal hunt is good?
Seals are a sustainable resource and are in abundance. Speaking of sustainability, seals are part of the reason why fish stocks are very low (although overfishing is also a big issue) and the seal hunt not only provides jobs and resources for the hunters, but also allows the fish populations to regenerate (a bit.)
Is a seal dangerous?
Like our cherished Assateague ponies, seals are large wild animals and can be extremely dangerous. They will bite – and serious infections can be transmitted to you or your pet. Seals are mammals, as are we. They are susceptible to and can pass on nasty viruses such as herpes.
Why is it necessary to hunt seals for food?
Once seals are hunted, their meat is usually left to rot, because only the fur is really valuable, money-wise. Many people bring up the issue of indigenous people hunting seals for food, making it seem as if seal hunting is actually very necessary.
Where do people hunt seals in the world?
These locations include Russia, Norway, Namibia, and Greenland. Some seals are hunted in order to provide a variety of items for people. For example waterproof jackets and boots are made from materials that come from seals.
Why are they still hunting seals in Canada?
However, they want there to be a more humane way of it being done so that these animals don’t suffer in the process. Once again, the Canadian government has turned a deaf ear to such requests. In the defense of Canada, they have hunted seals for more than 4,000 years. It was a symbol in their early culture of a rite of passage for young men.
Is the DFO still involved in the hunting of seals?
Seals have been hunted for food, fuel, shelter, fur and other products for hundreds of years. DFO is no longer involved in product support or promotion activities, but the department does encourage the fullest possible commercial use of seals.