For the seriously disturbed…

If you have a weak stomach, don’t click here to look at this photo. You’ll regret clicking here to look at this photo. Don’t do it! Ok, there’s a slideshow, too. Sicko.

If you’re not thoroughly nauseated by that last photo, look at this one! It’s not as bad, I promise. When classmates at college would inquire about professional sports teams in Alaska, I would usually tell them we have a baby seal clubbing league. Their facial expressions were priceless.

They may look all cute and cuddly, but among them live what we would, in our society, term “mass murderers.” Conveniently, there is even photographic evidence of such atrocities! So really, we’re weeding out the evil.

11 Responses to “For the seriously disturbed…”

  1. Opie Says:

    So since I am becoming a fan, how is your name pronounced? I don’t know what to do with the last e. I’m not sure if it would be like Ella Fitzgerald, or like Ellie May on the Beverly Hillbillies, or does it just rhyme with the letter L?

  2. Elle Says:

    Just like the letter L. Thanks!

  3. Jordan Says:

    Elle,

    Would you explicate an Alaskan’s perspective on the seal hunt or point me to where you have done so before?

  4. Elle Says:

    Jordan-

    I don’t know a lot about the politics of it, but the controversy here seems to revolve around the issue of subsistence rights. There is the occasional activist who straps himself to a tree to protect the forest in Southeast Alaska, but I haven’t heard much about activists attempting to interrupt a seal harvest like they did in the story associated with the photos.

    My opinion is that the people who live on the land ought to be allowed live off the land. If that includes hunting seals, then so be it.

  5. greg bourke Says:

    You probably haven’t heard much about seal hunt disruption because this is the first cull in quite a while isn’t it?
    National Geographic had a feature on Harp seals recently, it’s worth digging out.

    Did you know that the baby seals, the cute pure white characters, were used by missionaries to convey the idea of the “Lamb of God” because, obviously, noone in that area had ever seen a sheep.

  6. Elle Says:

    I didn’t know that about the baby seals, Greg - that’s really cool!

  7. David Says:

    I wonder what is used to clean those hooks between uses. Maybe they’re spreading HIV among the masochist population?

  8. Elle Says:

    Maybe it was a BYOH kinda party.

  9. David Says:

    OooOOOo… What kind of hook would you bring, Elle?

  10. Elle Says:

    A quick-release hook. And it would, like, ToTaLlY have to be a pink quick-release hook! That would SO rock!

  11. Jordan Says:

    Thanks, Elle, for the answer and the link.

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