When politicians in Newfoundland jump to the defense of the seal hunt, they don’t always believe what they’re saying. Behind closed doors, some will admit the writing is on the wall for the unpopular hunt. At the very least, most would prefer to see it end on the next government’s watch (not theirs), says The Telegram. The government is also guilty of “goosing the heck out of the facts.” In a recent statement, Premier Danny Williams says the provincial sealing industry is worth $60 million. But that would only be true if each pelt was worth $1,164. They’re actually fetching closer to $15.
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