Miss Newfoundland and Labrador, Sara Green, has been targetted by anti seal hunt groups after wearing a borrowed seal-skin coat in a Christmas parade.
A photo showing Miss Green waving at crowds during the parade was photo-shopped to make it look as if she was covered in blood, surrounded by seal carcasses, and waving a hackapik.
But Miss Green is not bowing to pressure:
“It was gruesome. It was unnecessary … when I saw the photo, of course my jaw dropped,” she said in an interview. “I couldn’t believe it, but it gave me a bigger motivation to stand up for the seal hunt.”
Sara has a firearms licence and plans to join her grandfather and uncle on their annual seal hunt this spring.
She said the hunt is needed to control voracious seal populations that feast on fragile cod and herring stocks.
“It’s been a part of our heritage for hundreds of years and there’s no reason to be bashing it.”
Of course wearing cow skin is really like, totallyyyy different from wearing seal skin. Not.
So all you greenies can get back in your genuine leather Birkenstocks and Doc Martins and go home.
Sara sounds like a sensible girl. I wish her well.