Is Norway really going to start promoting seal-hunting tourism? Apparently it is, if this article in Aftenposten
can be believed (and I don't see any reason not to believe it). Here in San Diego seals are treated pretty much like royalty, and seal-watching is a major tourist attraction, especially in La Jolla (advice for tourists: the seals at seal island are fun to watch, but they stink to high heaven). So the idea of shipping in tourists to hunt seals seems bizarre... a bit like organizing kitten-hunting expeditions (or raising kittens inside of glass jars
). No word yet on whether Norwegians consider seal-hunting to be a religion, but I suppose that's next
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