According to this article fur, and clothing made out of animals, is about to make a big comback!
Fur Institute submits plan that includes revival of seal penis sales:
HALIFAX -- Sales of Canadian seal products could get a lift if the federal Fisheries Department adopts a plan that, among other things, calls for the revival of the controversial seal penis trade, a key supporter of the East Coast seal hunt says.
The report, drafted by the Fur Institute of Canada, is aimed at creating new markets to support an earlier proposal to slaughter 140,000 grey seals over five years in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence -- 70 per cent of the grey seals that frequent the area.
Fishermen have long complained that a growing population of grey seals is to blame for eating too many commercially valuable fish, which has resulted in repeated calls for a cull.
The Fur Institute says its five-year plan, dated March 2014, focuses on creating markets for a number of products that could be derived using every part of the seal carcass.
"The penises of juvenile and adult animals may be dried and sold as sexual enhancement products, particularly to Asian buyers," says the report, obtained through the access to information act.
"Asian consumers, particularly athletes, also consume a beverage called Dalishen Oral Liquid that is made from seal penis and testicles, which they believe to be energizing and performance enhancing."
Officials at the Fisheries Department declined an interview, but said in an emailed response that they were considering the report.
"Reports such as the one from FIC will help inform the government as it considers various options for grey seal population management with the goal of fostering a viable, self-sustaining industry," states the email.
Dion Dakins, chairman of the committee that wrote the study, said the decision to develop a market for seal penises stems from the belief that no parts of the carcass should be wasted.
"What the proposal does is it provides a 100 per cent utilization of the animal, recognizing that seal organs -- sexual or non-sexual -- do have market value," he said in an interview. "The Fur Institute ignores any industry proponents (supporting) ... the harvest of seals just for the penises."
Controversy surrounding the sale of Canadian seal penises hasn't attracted headlines since the late 1990s when the International Fund for Animal Welfare filed a lawsuit against the federal Fisheries minister, claiming the trade was the most cruel aspect of the seal hunt.
At the time, the penises were being sold for up to $650 each. The market shrivelled after Viagra appeared on the scene, though a much smaller market still exists.
"A niche market within a very large global population is more than enough," said Dakins, CEO of Newfoundland's Carino Processing Ltd., the world's largest seal processing facility.
Still, Ottawa has yet to commit any funds to the plan, he said.
"But there's been a continuing dialogue about the need to manage the grey seals and a commercially viable option is certainly better than a cost to taxpayers," Dakins said.
The Fur Institute's plan calls for a squad of five fishing boats carrying a total of 40 hunters to kill seals for nine months of the year. The study says the hunters could be equipped with Beretta 9 mm semi-automatic rifles with silencers. The use of silencers, needed to prevent spooking the animals, would require legislative changes as such equipment is banned in Canada.
The total cost of implementing the plan would be around $9 million, assuming buyers could be found to pay up to $4 million in the first year for about 70,000 carcasses.
The number of grey seals taken during the annual East Coast hunt is typically a fraction of the number of harp seals killed off northeastern Newfoundland, southern Labrador and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The market for harp seals has largely dried up amid a rising number of trade bans, particularly in Europe.
The federal government has set this year's allowable catch limits at 400,000 harp seals, 60,000 grey seals and 8,000 hooded seals, but it's unlikely more than 30,000 harp seals will be taken this year, says the Canadian Sealers Association.
Still, the Fur Institute says markets for grey seal meat, pelts and oil could be created through a five-year, $5-million market access fund -- paid for by Ottawa, the Atlantic provinces and Quebec -- that would be used to develop a communications strategy.
That strategy would target large ethnic minority neighbourhoods and food clubs in Canada's largest cities, as well as foreign buyers in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam and South America.
The non-profit institute says grey seal meat can be used to make "an infinite range of entrees to suit various ethnic tastes."
AND IF YOU READ THIS, AND YOU'RE AN ANIMAL LOVER, THIS WON'T GO OVER TOO WELL EITHER! (Whoever wrote this was obviously NOT a morning person!)
An ugly poem -- ooh, not nice!
the earth lay cool and still
when suddenly a tiny bird
perched on my window sill.
so carefree and so gay,
that slowly all my troubles
began to slip away.
of laughter and of fun,
It seemed his very trilling,
brought up the morning sun.
crept slowly out of bed,
and gently lowered the window
and crushed his fucking head.
Well folks, like a bad dream Septic Blather is slowly fading away ............, never to be heard from again! (We hope)
Turkey keeps clamoring to join the E.U., but there are at least five things that make this impossible:
1. They have a debt crisis almost as bad as Greece.
2. They still refuse to accept the genocide of the Armenians.
3. They are a Muslim country in a still predominantly Christian Europe.
4. They aren't even in Europe, they are in the Middle East, or Asia, or somewhere out there! (They only have their little finger attached to Europe!)
5. The current President of Turkey, Ak Saray, is trying to pull a Vladimir Putin by making Turkey an "Oligarchy."
A Stanford research group advertised for participants in a study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. They were looking for therapy clients who had been diagnosed with this disorder. The response was gratifying; they got 3,000 responses about three days after the ad came out. All from the same person.
Now tell me true, boys and girls, does ANYBODY have ANY compassion for this guy ............., or feel sorry for him in the slightest way?
A New York man who sought help from a fortuneteller to fix a romantic relationship claims she scammed him out of more than $700,000. The New York Times reports the 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police Manhattan psychic Priscilla Delmaro told him that evil spirits were keeping him and a woman he claimed to love apart.
And here's someone that struck a blow for the little guy!!!! This man (Ken) got some inside information, and rather than just leave, he fought back!
(NEWSER) – Vindictive servers beware: A Chili's restaurant and an ex-employee were hit with a lawsuit on Tuesday after DNA analysis proved the employee in question hawked a loogie in a man's cup. The incident occurred in July 2014, when Ken Yerdon and his wife had dinner at the restaurant's Route 31 location in Clay, New York. The couple informed 24-year-old server Gregory Lamica that they never received chips and that their food was undercooked, but they tell ABC News that they did so politely.
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