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Thread #89291   Message #1684358
Posted By: Peace
03-Mar-06 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: Sir Paul & the seals
Subject: RE: BS: Sir Paul & the seals
There is a war in Iraq at present that has killed over 25,000 people. Maybe some of the really top celebrities could concentrate some effort there.

Indeed McCartney has walked the walk as someone above said. That doesn't mean his path has necessarily been the one others would choose. The destruction of the seal industry was part and parcel of the destruction of the whole fur industry. Many trappers who depended on the 'harvesting' of furs to sell and then feed their families lost their livelihood. Not all could find other work. Trappers indeed in the last 50 years have taken care to leave the populations of the animals they depended on in good shape. The same cannot be said of oil companies. The same cannot be said of the draggers to which Gnu referred. Or the whale slaughters that STILL occur. Harp seals are not an endangered species; many whales are getting close to that point--the point at which they will no longer be able to sustain their breeding population. They then will sink into history. If people are going to 'protest' in this manner, then do the protest where it counts. Harp seals ain't it, IMO.

I too am off this thread with my ol' buddy, Rapaire. (Well, he's older 'n me, anyway.)