1984 – Liberal cabinet was split on seal hunt, while refusing to give into ‘blackmail’ from animal rights groups

The controversial Atlantic seal caused caused a major split in the Liberal cabinet of 1984, secret documents obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter show. Ministers cursed the International Fund for Animal Welfare while acknowledging the seal hunt was “relatively minor.” Some ministers feared animal rights groups would lead a boycott of Canadian fish products at McDonald’s and other restaurant chains. >click to read< 09:31

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