Seal debate

Date: 27/07/2009

Canada’s Governor-General ate a slaughtered seal’s raw heart in a show of support to Canada’s seal hunters, a display that a European Union spokeswoman called ‘too bizarre to acknowledge’. Governor-General Michaelle Jean gutted the seal and swallowed a slice of the mammal’s organ after an EU vote in May to impose a ban on seal products on grounds that the seal hunt was cruel.

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