Them little seals are shure cute, but they don't stay that way. With the white fur and dark eyes and smiling faces they tug at the heart. However they grow quickly and in about 3 weeks to a month even their mother no longer loves them. They are weaned and abandoned to fend for themselves with a very high mortality rate. A seal does not itself kill in a humain manner, and in a school of fish will bite off the tailfin of as many as it can so they can not swim away. It can then dine at it's leisure. With fish stocks low and seal populations high most young will face slow starvation. Mankind may appear cruel but Mother Nature is as well.