In an effort to get around the European ban on seal products, the sealing industry and the Canadian government have partnered with the devil to promote their obscene product using racism as a marketing tool and taking advantage of an anti-democratic platform to present their sales pitch to China.
Canadian Fisheries Minister Gail Shea took a delegation of sealing industry executives on a taxpayer paid junket to attend a fashion show in Beijing to introduce Canada's answer to haute couture. "Let your people wear seal skins" is the message she is trying to sell.
Canada is hoping to peddle pelts, penises, and seal meat to the Chinese government.
Wayne MacKinnon, one of the sealing industry executives travelling with the Minister boasted, "The Chinese will eat anything."
Captain Paul Watson, whose daughter is half Chinese, took a dim view of that statement. "My daughter is half Chinese and I know for a fact that members of her mother's family would not eat 'anything' and they certainly would not eat seal meat. The Fisheries Minister should let Mr. MacKinnon know that sort of racist commentary from her beloved seal killers is not going to win her party the Chinese vote in the Lower mainland of Vancouver."
Gail Shea the Minister was pleased as punch that there were no protesters outside.
In an amazing display of insensitivity to the democratic culture she is supposed to represent, the Minister heaped praise on a society that does not allow dissent.
"Had this been Europe there might have been cans of red paint hurled, incendiary banners held aloft, and outraged protest," Shea said.
"It is of course appropriate," said Captain Watson, "that China, where human beings are brutalized, and the people of Tibet tortured if they dissent, would be a nation that would open a market for a product reaped from the sea with clubs and bullets. What Canada refers to as free trade is actually 'trade where lack of freedom will allow it.'"
"I find it humiliating," Captain Watson added, "that as a Canadian, my government has sunk to peddling seal pelts, meat, and seal penises. We have a Governor General and a Prime Minister gnawing on raw seal hearts with blood on their lips like little lords and ladies of the flies, and now they are shaking the hands of tyranny to peddle their obscenities to a government that has zero respect for human rights and certainly no respect for the rights or welfare of animals."
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society maintains that the populations of seals have been reduced to fewer than 10% of their original numbers and it is this diminishment of natural predator populations that is the second root cause for the collapse of the fisheries (the first being human greed and the mass exploitation of the fish by Canadian and European Fisheries over the last two generations).
Photos credit: Greg Hager / Sea Shepherd