International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems


L. W. Sumner


Sumner is a philosopher who attempts to unpick the various issues in the debate over the Harp Seal hunt in Canada. An objective treatment of the issues underlying the harp seal hunt is complex because of the high level of emotion on both sides, but it is also necessary to attempt it if uncommitted and reasonable persons are to be provided with some guidance about what to think concerning the morality of the hunt.