Activists hurting hunters, fisherman

Published in Windsor Star, March 23, 2011

Re: Sealing a dead industry, by Chrissy Vanderheide-Stolarski, March 18.

It is disingenuous and hypocritical for activists like Ms. Vanderheide-Stolarski to campaign around the world to destroy consumer markets for seal products and then argue that the seal hunt is not worthy of government support because it no longer brings in much money.

In these difficult economic times, it is disgraceful that selfappointed activists feel justified in attacking the livelihoods and cultures of people they have never met, people who actually live close to nature. I don’t think that Atlantic fishermen or Inuit hunters need lessons about respecting nature from urban activists.

ALAN HERSCOVICI, executive vice-president, Fur Council of Canada, Montreal, Que.

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