by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Internet
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Ryan Reynolds has thrown a new article up on the Huffington Post that’s as amusing as it is poignant. Called “The Canadian Club Scene“, the piece goes in-depth on the bitter struggle of life and death during the “kill or be killed” Canadian Seal Hunt. The actor also reveals why baby seals are clubbed to death: they’re actually “white-fanged dispensers of death.” From the article,

“Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, I think we can all agree that unspeakable suffering has occurred at the hands (flippers) of these sinister white snow devils. Most recently – in fact just now – they’ve been coined, ‘the white-fanged dispensers of death.’ Little is known of their feeding habits, although it’s widely speculated among seal clubbing spokespeople that human toddler brains are the preferred source of nutrition. And cod. As a counter measure, once a year Canadian hunters will selflessly enter an arena of unbridled peril. Broader dangers of the seal hunt include: accidentally clubbing one’s own shin, chapped lips, having to get up early, thirstiness, and the all too common: red snowball fight.”

Well played, Mr. Reynolds. Well played. Check out the rest of his great piece here. | To learn more about the brutality of the Canadian Seal Hunt, jump here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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