Common sense would pose questions that fools would refuse to contemplate, and objective facts and subjective belief become mixed.
I have no axe to grind for or against the sealing industry. I do however have many friends who are fishermen and even a few fisherwomen,most of whom never killed a seal in their lives. (I refuse to use the term fishers) The fishery's recovery is in great peril and now the high seal population is part of the problem. It changes nothing to speculate how we got into this mess. What we need is some objectivity to find a way out. The bottom line is that there are too few fish and too many seals. Seals are in no way endangered as a species but northern cod most certainly are. Maybe a codfish is not as cute as a baby seal but why is the life of one more valuable than the other?