Canadian Baby Seal Hunt Likely Scrapped as Ice Melts, Pups Drown

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CNN running a story this morning from Reuters that Canada may be forced to halt the first stage of its annual hunt of baby fur seals. Because the Canadians’ have seen reason? Frack no. They still want to kill at least the 325,000 they got last year. Because the ice has melted and it’s likely all the baby seals have drowned. How’s that for global warming for you? The melt took place in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Stage two is set for the waters off Newfoundland later this month.

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