Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

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The ministry said: “This is a serious step forward to protect Russia’s biological diversity. Activists accused Norwegian companies of encouraging the killing because seal hunting was no longer allowed in their own country Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

But most important, they are beginning to starve, because the sea ice they depend on for hunting seals, their main food, is melting at a very rapid rate because of global warming. Though hunting still plays a role and led to a bilateral treaty with Russia, ratified last September, climate change is the major threat to polar bears today. Instead, it simply seeks to protect bears in the absence of a better national approach to climate change.