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  March Madness
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, March 17, 2005
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“Until he extends the circle of compassion

To all living things,

Man will never find peace.”


Dr. Albert Schweitzer



It seems that many of us report


This March Madness every year


When will humanity wake up


When will we finally shed a tear



When will we all finally realize


That cruelty to our earthly neighbors


Is not something to be proud of


Or something we should savor



How many of earth’s innocent creatures


Must suffer because of our insatiable greed


And just how long in bloody hell will it take


Before we once again adhere to God’s Creed




The Canadian government vehemently denies charges that their annual March seal hunts target seal pups; but their own figures show that over 96% of the 300,000 seals killed during last year's hunt were between 12 days and 12 weeks old.


This is the only major hunt, anywhere in the world, that targets such young animals.


And baby seal hunting isn’t much of a challenge – it’s more like harvesting immobile vegetables. Young seal pups sprawl on the ice completely helpless before they are violently cut down – never having a chance to escape.


These infants often lift their heads and try to cry out in anguish, but they can manage only a pathetic whimper or two before the seal hunter’s club viciously smashes into their tiny skulls.


And many of these clubbed baby seals will then be atrociously skinned alive. Their front flippers flailing violently, desperately trying to squirm away as the cruel cutting knife finds them, pawing blindly and wrenching hysterically, until they finally die.


This annual March mass of baby seal hunters pours over the ice fields in their vast army of boats, snowmobiles, and helicopters, leaving grotesque trails of thick crimson seal blood everywhere in their bloody wake.


After these seals are skinned, and their pelts and blubber are removed, their carcasses are callously abandoned on the ice, left in bloody piles like so much disposed garbage in a dumpster.


The seal meat is never even harvested.


And just as many seals are killed today as during the 1950s and 60s, when over hunting significantly pushed seals down the road towards extinction.


These seals are now rapidly running out of road.


Both the Canadian government and the sealing industry continue to believe that no one cares about the innocent young blood being spilled each and every year across the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  And they obviously count on our apathy.


And very sadly, they are obviously right.


Seal hunting is an off-season activity conducted by fishermen from Canada's East Coast. They earn a small fraction of their income from sealing, and the rest from commercial fisheries. Canadian seafood exports to the United States contribute $3 billion annually to the Canadian economy--dwarfing the few million dollars provided by this seal harvest.


The connection between the commercial fishing industry and the seal hunt in Canada gives consumers all over the world the power to end this cruel and barbaric slaughter if we choose to do so by boycotting Canadian seafood products, until these seal hunts are finally stopped.


The Humane Society link below provides a petition that you can sign to protest this grotesque slaughter to the Canadian government.


When I force myself to look at these gruesome bloody seal pictures, I can imagine the utter sadness and revulsion that Native Americans must have felt when they came upon gigantic fields riddled with the bloody corpses of thousands of bison, who were also slaughtered in mass for their pelts, and whose flesh was also left to rot out on the Western prairies.


And I truly wonder how God feels when he gazes down upon the bloody corpses of these tiny innocent babies on these killing fields of ice, and He sees what we so cold heartedly continue to do with so many of  the gifts He has bestowed upon us.


It’s time for everyone to rise up – to finally demand an end to this bloody March Madness – before it’s too late to save either these seals or our souls.








The Humane Society of the United States

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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/18/2005
Turns my stomach... such bloodlust. I guess people must become insensitised to it. Sounds a barbaric vent for other frustrations to me and can't even be called a "hunt" can it, when the victims are sitting ducks, so to speak. And why the need for such violence, if they've "gotta do it"? Sounds primaeval to me. Is man the only animal to resort to violence purely out of malice or a sense of gaming? Or do other species feel spite? Keep on keeping on bringing these things to our attention, Ed The Protector. LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/17/2005
This is so sad, I wasn't aware of this. Thanks for the info.

Best wishes
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 3/17/2005
thanks for this important reminder, Ed.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/17/2005
This is a stain upon the Canadian people I am sad to say. Even sadder is, as you have pointed out. No body seems to care.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/17/2005
Ed this totally sickens me I thought it was outlawed all over. thanks for the link!!!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/17/2005
do not know what is wrong with people sometimes
Reviewed by George Jackson 3/17/2005
Man, I cringe whenever I see pictures like this. I am aware of this madness, and it just astounds me that people can just do such things, like it was nothing. A powerful write, Ed.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/17/2005
this is terrible, i read every word of it but cringed the whole time
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/17/2005
Oh this is truly sad and total madness!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/17/2005

Just the picture alone rips your guts out ... very powerful write - outstanding!!

Best to you,

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/17/2005
This is so horrible, truely madness in it's darkest form,

Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/17/2005
This is profoundly sad Ed, it's such a diabolical act and hard to believe people can't wake up to the fact that they are exterminating the future for the species.

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/17/2005
I think this way and maybe it is warped, shoot down a helicopter and have them lay their helpless. Myself I never cared for furs and would not want one after finding these things out. I agree with you Ed this is true madness. Geore is correct but hey they say that to show an abortion is conducive to hate. I would sign this petition.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 3/17/2005
And the madness continues...decade after decade! I saw many more like the above picture you posted, and they left me shaken and sick; I see no legitimate reason for this type of slaying! Hope everyone signs least once!! Thanks, Ed!
Reviewed by M. B. 3/17/2005
Profound. Utterly profound.

Greed has always been the downfall of humanity. You can see it everywhere you look.

I learned once that breeders of Dalmatians cull the litters of pups for deafness (prevalent in the breed) and puts them to sleep, because Deaf Dals do not sell and are not show dogs, therefore will not make a profit. I am deaf and the inhumanity of that pissed me off so bad, I ended up giving homes to Deaf Dalmatians. This was some 17 years ago.

Over the years, I've given many deaf Dals a home, trained them all to communicate in Sign and facial expressions (using flashlights as a tool at night).

At venerable ages, all but one have passed on to the Great Bone in the Sky. The one who is left, Cassandra, is 14 years old now and it won't be long before she's gnawing on that Eternal Bone. She's had a great life.

But yeah, how could I turn my back on those dogs? How can humanity turn their backs on baby seals or any such living being? We're all connected, all of us.


Edit: Your graphic is haunting!!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/17/2005
A sad heart wrenching write, Ed...and still the world's soul continues its decline...

Peace, Carole
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/17/2005
Wish they would portray an actual abortion and maybe people would see the horror of that madness also.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/17/2005
A Beautiful poetic piece Ed
A sad continuous tale of greed
Thanks for sharing your valued
informative thoughts.

William ....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 3/17/2005
Excellent message in this top poem,Thanks Ed.
Best wishes to you and yours
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 3/17/2005
Ed, the last few words, "these seals or our souls" should be an easy choice. I didn't realize this terrible activity was still going on. I thought it had been stopped already. I sorry to learn it is still going on. Henry

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