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|"So, after they club the animal a couple times, then they hook it and then throw it into an area, and then, later on, they do skin the animal. And veterinarian reports indicate that a high percentage of them are skinned before they're killed."
Humane Society of the US senior vice-president Wayne Pacelle on the Canadian seal hunt, on "The O'Reilly Factor", Fox News Network (US), July 11, 2003. For the uninitiated, the veterinarian reports referred to are a fabrication.
"The Newfoundland sealers have a game called head hockey where they use a baby seal's head instead of a puck. These games will provide us with an international peg to hang our message that the cruel, wasteful, economically insignificant slaughter of seals must end."