29 May 2009, 1:10am
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Canada’s G-G eats seal heart

ABC.net.au, May 27, 2023 [here]

Canada’s governor-general Michaelle Jean has sparked anger from animal rights groups by gutting a seal carcass and eating a piece of its heart.

The tasting came during the kick-off of festivities for the 10th anniversary of the creation of Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut.

Ms Jean knelt above a seal carcass and carved out the meat using a traditional Inuit blade.

After cutting through the flesh she asked if she could try the heart.

She was given a piece and ate it whole, saying afterwards that it was absolutely delicious and tasted like sushi.

Her actions were welcomed by the Inuit but were quickly condemned by international animal rights groups.

One anti-seal hunt campaigner said he was amazed a Canadian official would indulge in such blood lust.

Europe has been moving closer to a total ban on seal products.

Asked if her action was a message to the Europeans, Ms Jean said “take from it what you will”

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