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.