Friday, September 2, 2011

Harp Seal on Ice Flow

I love animals and this seal has so much personality that I'd have a hard time killing it. But something must make room for our fat guts so the seal's ancestors were hunted like the scourge of the world driven into nets, flensed with sharp knives, their skins were stretched and dried and worked until they could be worn over feet or Europeans could wear them in their hats. Somewhere along the line the pope, an old man in a funny hat who had never seen a seal, decided seals were fish (to encourage fish Friday dinners of seal?), so the industry was called the "seal fishery" but they are mammals. I thought about making seals the mission of my journey but they have many spokespeople. Too bad, because this video would've been emotional. IF I had seen a wolf on the ice that would've been something special...
I took this a week ago in St. Carol's Bay a little north of St. Anthony.

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