Let them blubber
It was great to see Governor General Michaelle Jean eating a piece of seal heart this week.
I’m not a big fan of raw heart from any source – stuff it and roast it, and that’s a different story. But I gave her top marks for her support of the Canadian sealing industry.
Of course, her very public demonstration of support drew criticism from all the pet owners around the world. “How could she?” But, there she was, side by side with the Inuit people, supporting the culture and customs of these people who have relied on this form of ‘animal agriculture’ for centuries as both a source of food and income.
I wasn’t sure about Ms. Jean when she was first appointed to the GG position. I didn’t know anything about her. “I thought who is this intellectual who is married to that old man? This should be good!” (Of course her husband, Jean-Daniel Lafond, is just a little older than me.) But, over the last few years she has demonstrated that she is truly a down to earth person, who has served the country well in this vice-regal role.
While I believe strongly in proper care and treatment of animals, and in environmental protection, I am continually alarmed by these voracious do-gooder critics who can’t get their head around the concept of humane slaughter and other proper and sustainable agriculture production practices.
Thank God, Her Excellency, hasn’t followed the footsteps of Prince Charles (Mr. Organic) who continues to talk about things he doesn’t understand.
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