Putin image boost?

20 03 2009

If Vladimir Putin (the PM of Russia) thinks the annual seal hunt is a “bloody trade” and that “it’s clear that it should have been banned long ago” and has now banned it, will be interesting to see the defence Canadian politicians and sealers put up this year as the annual cull begins.  As the Times article points out:

The world’s largest annual commercial seal hunt, due to begin this month, takes place in Canada

— 207,000 seals were caught in Canada last year, earning the 6,000 licensed sealers a total of $7 million (£4.8 million).

First it was Sir Paul and Heather, clearly easier to dismiss, they now must answer how they can justify it when one of the world’s most unemotional leaders speaks of it as he has.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: