Media and animal rights activists have indoctrinated Canadians against the Atlantic seal hunt, says the president of one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest unions. “It was all crushed,” Greg Pretty told the Senate fisheries committee.
“We had the products, we had the beautiful coats, you name it, we had it,” testified Pretty, president of the 14,000 member Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union. “We had seal oil. We did all that. It was all done but it was all crushed. It was crushed by outside forces and we never had a champion in Ottawa to stand for us.”