May 27, 2009

Seal of Disapproval

From Newsvine: Canada's governor general eats seal heart
Canada's governor general ate a slaughtered seal's raw heart in a show of support to the country's seal hunters . . .

Hundreds of Inuit at a community festival gathered Monday as [Michaelle] Jean knelt above a pair of seal carcasses and used a traditional ulu blade to slice the meat off the skin. After cutting through the flesh, Jean turned to the woman beside her and asked: "Could I try the heart?"
Dear God. Are we sure she's not Prince Philip's representative?
Asked Tuesday whether her actions were a message to Europe, Jean replied, "Take from that what you will."
A European Union spokeswoman on Tuesday called [the display] "too bizarre to acknowledge."
The spokeswoman added, "Startinnnnnnnng.... Now."

I can't tell you how refreshing it is, in our PR-ruled society, to have someone come out and just GO for it, you know? She might as well have been wearing a t-shirt that read Handle THIS!. Maybe there's hope for the world after all.

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