Sick Seal Garners Too Much Attention
Recent news articles say a lot about current public opinion on seals in Newfoundland and Labrador and the rest of Canada.
When one sick seal washes ashore, the public, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the media carry the story for several days.
There are an estimated 10 million seals (six species) in Newfoundland and Labrador and there are plenty of natural mortalities. Instead of wasting resources on an autopsy, why doesn’t DFO conduct scientific research on the real ...