Sheryl Fink, spokeswoman for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), says she witnessed sealers not properly following the established hunting process – and even cases of animal cruelty by some sealers. Fink says she has video of such events, and has turned that footage over to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. A spokesperson for the DFO indicated that potential violations are under investigation. In a year where weather conditions have already made for a tough seal hunt, this kind of negative publicity could spell even more trouble for the industry.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
CO2 levels rise to unprecedented highs in human history
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
On March 5 CBC reporter Peter Cowan asked former Labrador MP Peter Penashue how donation errors were made in his 2011 campaign. Penashue dodged the…