Anthony Bourdain bashes seal hunt boycott


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 30, 2013

Proponents of Canada's seal hunt have found a celebrity ally — something that doesn't often happen — in chef, author and television show host Anthony Bourdain.

Bourdain took jabs at fellow chefs who signed their names to a Humane Society of the United States campaign calling for a boycott of "Canadian seafood or seafood from sealing provinces until Canada's commercial seal slaughter ends."

"... These chefs are giving Canada's fishing industry a clear message—it is not acceptable for fishermen in Canada to club and shoot hundreds of thousands of seal pups in a reckless mass slaughter that takes place every year off Canada's east coast," read the Humane Society statement.

Bourdain, 57, is no stranger to speaking his mind and he did just that on his personal Twitter account on Monday, taking particular issue with how demands for a complete ban on sealing would affect indigenous communities in Canada's north.

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