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The Seal Hunt

The Seal Hunt
The Seal Hunt

I wrote this after reading about the Canadian seal hunt. I was haunted by the cruelty of it and wanted to express my feelings about it and speak out against this horrible slaughter!

The Seal Hunt

Pure white and innocent
lying on the ice,
he's only experienced
a few days of life.

Helpless little baby
unable yet to swim,
no way to escape
as the hunter clubs him.

Beaten without mercy
the seal's blood stains the ice,
without checking if he's conscious
into his skin they slice.

Murdered so cruelly
just for his pelt,
he needed his skin
more than anyone else!

Andrea Da Costa


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