Protesters were at outside of Eaton Centre in Toronto Friday protesting baby seal clubbing. The young people who were carrying signs and screaming from a bullhorn were from a collective of animal groups hoping to get they their voices heard.
A group of protesters stood in the cold outside of Toronto's Eaton Centre Friday afternoon to protest the seal hunt. Each year in the Canadian arctic thousands of baby seals are clubbed to death. The media has reported about this cruel practice and yet it still continues.
The young people at the protest were passionate about their cause. Adam, who was one of the protesters on a bullhorn said that "if you're cold go somewhere else" instead of supporting seal hunters.
The protesters were not against the seal hunts that the Inuit population take part in during the summer months for food. They are targeting the seal hunts that take place during the winter birthing period where as many as 300,000 baby seals are clubbed to death each year. These hunts take place not for food but for the 'fashion fur' that is mostly sent overseas for processing.
A poll by Environics Reseach said that 71 percent of Canadians are in favor of regulations that would ban the killing of seal pups under the age of 3 months. This is the age of 98 percent of all seals that are killed in the commercial seal fur trade of Canada.