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Thursday, May 07, 2009 

Canadian Olympic Athletes To Wear 'Seal Skin' Uniforms?

"The federal government wants Canadian Olympians to wear a seal product -- most likely skin -- during the 2010 Winter Games to help protest a European Union ban on Canada's seal hunt.

Members of Parliament from all parties voted unanimously Wednesday in favour of a Bloc Quebecois motion calling on the government to come up with a way to integrate seal pelts into the athletes' uniforms.

"With the upcoming Winter Olympics that will be in Vancouver in 2010, the government has a chance to offer some concrete action to promote seal products," Bloc Quebec MP Raynald Blais said.

"Today we are tabling a motion aimed at studying the possibility to integrate [seal products] into the Canadian athletes' uniforms. Is the government ready to act to save an industry?"

Canadian Olympic Committee president Mike Chambers said adding seal products to Olympians' gear would not only mar athletes' performance, but politicize the Games."

Vancouver Sun

-Olympic team says no to seal protest

-AND ... in the Olympic Cafeteria! ... YUMmmmmmm!!!

-AND WHILE I'M AT IT ... for all of those phony Europeans who point their fingers at CANADA ... maybe they should take a look at their own MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EUROPEAN FUR FARMING INDUSTRY AS WELL!

re: Cafeteria & seals.

As one raised on on North Shore "seal flipper pie" - I can tell you emphatically that nobody (I mean nobody) eats this stuff unless they are: A) trying to be true to their ancestral heritage; OR, B) starving to death.

with 40 feeds + under my belt I tell you categorically seals suck! Kill them all if you wish - but do not eat them!

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