Quebec photographer shows the human side of sealing

Newfoundland and Labrador’s seal hunt has been through some difficult seasons in recent years. Ice conditions have been hazardous and the cost of insurance has gone up to the point many sealers don’t bother to go hunting. Prices were uncertain. Plus the European Union and other markets have banned the import of seal products like pelts and oil. The bans were the result of decades of protests by animal rights activist groups, which received many donations through ad campaigns showing dramatic footage of red blood on white ice, and some sealers behaving inhumanely. That’s where Quebec photographer Yoanis Menge’s career as a sealer began. photo’s, click here to read the story 18:04

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