Watson described sealers as "sadistic baby killers" and "vicious killers who are now pleading for sympathy because some of their own died while engaged in a viciously brutal activity."
It's just another headline grabbing opportunity for Canada's King of Hate, Paul Watson, to say that it's more tragic for seals to die than it was for these men.
Why this person has not been convicted of hate crimes is a wonder. Since the 1970's this people-hating fundraiser has spewed the kinds of statements that have sent others to prison on charges of hate crimes. Paul is in the same class as two other well known Canadian hatemongers, Jim Keegstra and Ernst Zundel.
In 1990, the supreme court convicted anti-Jew, and teacher, Jim Keegstra for going beyond freedom of expression and promoting hate to his students. Ernst Zundel, author of a book called The Hitler We Love and Why, denied the killing of 6 million Jews, was put in a Canadian prison, and deported. Unfortunately, the freedom of speech argument gives these hate-loving people years of publicity, though always negative, to shine a light on their distorted and malicious viewpoints. It's the same for Paul Watson. He's been spitting venom for decades at Eastern Canadians, but yet the low-life is allowed to express his hate year after year.
Some of Watson's greatest hits of attention getting vitriol include:
There's nothing wrong with being a terrorist as long as you win. Then you write the history. (this blog, March 2006)
There are 30-million plus species on this planet. They’re all earthlings. They’re all equal. Some are more “equal” than others, I admit: earthworms are far more valuable than people. (source)
In his travelling sideshow business of hate-based fundraising, his usual laser guided target this time of year is East Coast Sealers. And it's predictable, maybe just a variation of past hate ..
I can't think of anything that defines helplessness and fear more than a seal pup on the ice that can't swim or escape as it is approached by some cigarette smoking ape with a club. (source)
Watson's level of hate for a people in at least four provinces, is ghoulish. His antics and lies have been well known for many years. What may not have been known is that Green Party leader, Elizabeth May had a close association with Watson. Now, after his comments following sealers having died, does she say she does not want to be associated with him.
Elizabeth May told the Halifax Chronicle Herald yesterday that she will resign from the advisory board of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Well congratulations Ms May! What guts, what representation, and what a statement from you, and it only took the lives of four sealers for you to dissociate yourself from bottom feeders like Watson.
You should have done long ago, what the fishermen in St. Pierre did, cut the ties with the extremist jerk. They deserve congratulations for not putting up with his remarks, an example for any decent person.
This time of year is the Christmas season for animal rights fundraising. They depend on continued false images and information to harvest millions of dollars for their organizations. There are surely many rational and decent people who do care for animals, but Paul Watson is not one of of them.
For anyone interested in an objective report on the humaneness of the seal hunt, here is a summary of the Royal Commission Report on Sealing, and this is a response to a protestor.