Russia beats Canada in Compassion Race on sealing
I have to admit that I was so culturally biased that Canada falling
behind Russia in anything was a surprise, and so was this humane move on
When Russia first beat the United States in launching a cosmonaut into
space, the U.S. cranked up its determination and resources and beat the
Russians to the moon. Does Canada have the same fire in its belly? So far
that I've seen, sadly not. The fact that Brian Mulroney, one of the least
respected of all prime-ministers in Canadian history, is considered the most
environmentally conscientious of them all, the current Canadian Prime
Minister Stephen Harper, who champions the disastrous Alberta tar sands and
the infamous seal massacre, is hopeless.
Had Canada a leader with greater compassion, wisdom, vision and courage,
he or she would see that there is a Russian Achilles' heel with which Canada
could still redeem itself in the "Compassion Race". The Russian Chukotka
natives are still slaughtering 125 grey whales and 1-3 bowhead whales every
year in the name of cultural whaling, one conducted by means of the AK-47
assault rifle, often necessitating hundreds of rounds and over an hour to
die per whale.
If Canada would ban the Harp seal hunt right now, it could still surpass
the Russians in humaneness regarding marine mammal slaughter. If not, Canada
will remain dead last amongst all nations, spiritually speaking.
I AM CANADIAN. BOYCOTT MY COUNTRY! .
Anthony Marr, founder and president
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
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