Month: October 2016

angry inuk

Just attended the Gala Opening of “Angry Inuk” at the ImagiNative Film Festival. A revealing documentary of how organizations like Greenpeace have profited off (intentionally) misinformed activism around the issue of Canadian Inuit groups killing seal pups… hunting white coats has been illegal in Canada for over 30 years. Inuit communities subsist on older seals, caribou, wolf, etc for food, clothing, and other household uses… bi-products of which are sold commercially on the international market to support these communities and preserve their traditional ways of life. Since the 60s, animal rights organizations have (admittedly) exploited the image of the seal pup to garner millions in fundraising revenue. They admit seal pups are the best image to use for people to loosen the purse strings in the interests of animal rights. Seal species in the Canadian north aren’t even on the endangered species list. In fact their population has grown exponentially in the last few decades.     The European ban on seal products, which continues to economically devastate the Inuit peoples, relies on a western assumption that there is …