While Anderson was in Charlottetown yesterday, he held a press conference in support of anti-seal hunt group, the Sea Sheperd Conversation Society, and practically admitted that he knew very little or nothing at all about the seal hunt. Here are a couple of his quotes,
"I'm at the launching point for my education of the issues,"
"I haven't seen it up close and personal yet, I'm looking to get a feeling of what it is all about."So at this point, it sounds like all Anderson seems to know is that seals are cute and are being killed by humans for no reason other than sport. A little off the mark, but that is apparently enough to make you a director and a public spokesman for a anti-seal hunt organization such as the Sea Sheperd Conversation Society.
I guess its not all that important to get all the facts straight before you support a cause, because it really doesn't matter that seals are very much the same as locusts when their population gets out of control. They tend to overwhelm their surroundings and make life difficult for humans by devouring other major marine species that we depend on for food and income.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting that every seal needs to be killed, that's just foolish, the seal hunt is only about controlling the population, not eliminating it. But it rubs me the wrong way when some high minded celebrity seems to care more about seals than the well being and economic sustainability of an entire region of humans. Call me crazy, but the well being of seals comes after humans in my book.
crossposted to The Shotgun