The fighting Newfoundlander seems to giving up on the seal hunt. “We know that the world appetite is not there for seal meat, but the world appetite for seal products — I don’t know if it’s there. And you know what? I may be shot for talking about this, and for saying this, but it’s a question we all have to ask,” Ryan Cleary told the CBC. Cleary, the NDP MP for St. John’s South-Mount Pearl, says the hunt attracts a lot of negative attention for an industry that was only worth $1 million last year. “Part of our history is also whaling, for example, and the day came when the whaling industry stopped,” he said. “Now, is that day coming with the seal hunt? It just may be.” Cleary says the NDP still officially supports the hunt… but given his comments to the CBC it’s hard to believe that support isn’t wavering.