Well, that didn't take long. The Canadian government's new requirement that hunted seals be actually dead before they skin them is already being ignored.
Activists from the Humane Society of the United States and the International Fund for Animal Welfare were using helicopters to monitor the hunt's opening days.
"We've just filmed four seals being killed and not a single one was bled out before moving it," said Sheryl Fink, a hunt observer with IFAW.
Another observer, Cheryl Jacobson, said: "We filmed as a sealer struck a seal with a hakapik before it slipped into the water. The sealer tried to pull the seal out by the hind flippers but it slipped underwater anyway. This wounded seal will most likely die underwater."
What a dirty disgusting business.
Here is a slide show from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.