Some senior care facilities in Quebec purchased two stuffed, robotic baby seals from Japan. The baby seals move when stroked, and make baby seal sounds. They are supposed to have some sort of therapeutic effect, kind of like petting a dog, but without the risk of rabies.
Quebec’s health minister, Yves Bolduc, visited one of the facilities and told reporters about the robo-seals.
So, of course, the seal clubbers are outraged:
Leonce Arseneau, a member of a seal hunters association in the Magdalen Islands, said he nearly fell out of his chair when he read a QMI Agency article about the minister’s visit.
He said the government is reinforcing the image of the cute and cuddly seal. That stereotype makes killing adult seals harder because it turns public opinion against hunters, he said.
“It’s been half a century that we are treated like assassins or barbarians,” Arseneau said. “And our minister, he thinks (the robotic seals) are cute.”
And it is just a stereotype. Baby seals are actually vile, perverted, and kind of racist. Did you know that baby seals club human babies to death, just so they can skin them to make ugly, out-of-fashion coats for conceited @$$holes?
It’s true, just ask the seal “hunters.” They are our invisible army, defending the nation against the Navy-like Seals.
For it’s part, the Quebec government immediately caved in:
Bolduc’s spokeswoman, Natacha Joncas-Boudreau, said the minister “did not encourage the buying of the seals, he just highlighted a local initiative.”
She also said the minister recognizes that Quebec’s seal hunt is a “sustainable activity that does not involve cruelty.”