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by Joan Reddy
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Oscar-winning actor for the ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ Matthew McConaughey saved a baby seal’s life while surfing in Malibu last week.

McConaughey was riding the waves when he noticed a group of children poking and prodding a baby seal with a stick, on the beach. The actor swiftly came to the seal’s rescue by telling the children to stop hurting this innocent animal. He then proceeded to give them a very long lecture on the reasons this is unacceptable behavior.

McConaughey explained to the children that the pup was still alive and was not injured. He said that baby seals often rest and sun themselves on the beach, while their mother observes them at a close distance from the water. When they have spent enough time basking in the sun’s rays they will return to the ocean and swim away.

Apparently, after a twenty-minute lecture the children were so eager to escape from McConaughey’s wrath that they fled without even bothering to ask him to pose for a photo.

Fortunately for the seal pup, McConaughey was around to stop the children from hurting, or possibly killing the baby animal. Also, if the children think that McConaughey’s wrath was intense, they may have received a lot worse if the baby’s mother had swam ashore to rescue her pup.

The animals need more people like McConaughey around to teach children right from wrong and that hurting animals is not okay. In fact, he would have his hands full right now if he travelled to Newfoundland, Canada, where thousands of baby seals are being slaughtered everyday in the country’s annual seal hunt.

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About Joan Reddy

Joan Reddy is a professional photographer, writer, animal rights activist, and environmentalist. Joan holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Environmental Studies from York University, in Toronto, where her thesis focused on Animal Rights. Through her writing, Joan wants to help to educate the public about the way animals are abused and exploited, in cultures around the world. Joan is also founder and president of the Federal registered non-profit organization "International Communication for Animal Justice." Her organization's website can be found at www.internationalcommunicationforanimaljustice.org, and her professional profile on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/pub/joan-reddy/22/999/449.

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  • Lyn Parker

    LOVE MATTHEW…….HE HAS A HEART!!!!!!!

    • http://www.HorseActivist.com/ Karin Hauenstein

      He and Woody Harrelson are amazing in True Detective!

      • Lyn Parker

        THEY WERE FABULOUS IN THE SERIES….:-)….JUST LOVED IT!!!!I WISH TOO THAT HE WOULD SPEAK UP FOR THE DOGS & CATS(CHINA) HORSES AND THE SEAL SLAUGHTER TOO GOING ON RIGHT NOW…IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE AM SURE IF HE SPOKE UP!!!!!!!

  • Carla Porter

    Where were these children’s parents if the lecture took 20 minutes??? And yes, the world needs more people, whether average or celebrities, to defend the livelihood of all animals.

    • http://www.HorseActivist.com/ Karin Hauenstein

      You bring up an interesting point. I would like to see Mr. McConaughey and others speak up about the dog, seal and horse meat trade in China, on Chinese social media. We need to sway public opinion worldwide in order to promote humane treatment of all animals.

  • JasonP33

    “Newfoundland, Canada, where thousands of baby seals are being slaughtered everyday in the country’s annual seal hunt.”
    Mrs. Reddy, do yourself a favor and educate yourself before you make another dumba$$ comment like that.

  • libshatefacts

    Too bad those little monsters did not get washed away by a big wave. They are going to grow up and be animal abusers and maybe future serial killers.

  • Penny Scioneaux

    AWESOME MATTHEW!!!YOU HAVE TO TEACH THESE KIDS ABOUT ANIMAL ABUSE!!! SHAME THE PARENTS DID’NT!!!

  • james

    These people who breed children and then leave them free to become a scrouge on society need to be fined for every bad child behavior! Jeez.

    Thanks Matt!!!

  • Guest

    Awesome!

    @McConaughey he should focus on advocating against killing baby seals & dogs in China!!! What about baby Yue Yue!!! That’s what killing dogs & seals for meat results in!

  • MarkDonners

    The annual mass murder campaign of seal pups in Canada horrifies anyone who has any sense of decency or morality. Canada’s reputation is in the sewer because of this barbaric bloodbath atrocity led by the Harper criminal.

    Harper is a globally recognized as a dangerously corrupt political leader and is universally condemned by the global community. Harper uses extortion, threats and bribes to peddle his dirtiest oil on earth tar sands.. which has devastated once pristine Alberta ecosystems and wilderness and their native inhabitants.. along with many other of his cronies’ projects which harm environments worldwide. He has sabotaged climate talks, he blocks laws for animal cruelty and endangered species protection, he promotes horrific wildlife massacre bloodbaths, such as the harp seal pup bloodbaths (ignoring the entire world which has banned and boycotted Canada for that atrocity) and many other less publicized ones like elk massacres and endangered polar bear trophy hunts. he indulges in massive land and air pollution across Canada and clearcutting of old growth. Along with his crushing of laws upholding human rights, and his arms peddlng and warmongering, Harper has shown he’s simply a threat to the public and must be removed from public office