My cousin sent me a link to Olympic Shame 2010 and though I usually try not to look at the disturbing images and videos on websites of this sort, I caught a glimpse of the video for I wasn't fast enough to look away. So, now I am angry at these awful people and disturbed by what is happening every year...
Text from Olympic Shame 2010
The seal slaughter exists because of the overall demand for fur. During Canada's annual war on seals, sealers routinely hook live seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth to avoid damaging the fur, then they drag the seals across the ice. Many of these gentle creatures may not even have eaten their first solid meal or taken their first swim before they are slaughtered for their skin.
Whether it's clubbing baby seals, electrocuting minks on fur farms, or crushing foxes' chests in traps, the bloody fur trade is one of the most hideous industries on Earth.
While all eyes are on Canada as it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, kind people everywhere are calling on the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee to use its influence to help stop the slaughter. Please urge Canadian government officials and the Vancouver Olympic Committee to help end the seal slaughter immediately.
I guess, we can all do something about this, by letting even more people know.