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Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt: It’s More Than a Question of Humane Killing
David M. Lavigne and William S. Lynn
Journal of Animal Ethics
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 1-5
Published by: University of Illinois Press in partnership with the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/janimalethics.1.1.0001
Page Count: 5
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Canada’s commercial seal hunt has been the subject of controversy for over 40 years. Much of the debate has centered on the question of humane killing. The reality, however, is that debates about commercial sealing are political debates involving conflicting values and ethics. We argue that the time has come for conservationists, scientists, managers of free-living animals, bureaucrats, politicians, and society at large to think beyond populations and ecosystems and consider also the well-being of individual, sentient animals. The fundamental question then becomes, “Can commercial seal hunts be morally justified in the twenty-first century?”
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