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THE INUIT of the Arctic Regions Of Canada, Greenland, Russia & Alaska

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« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2009, 09:12:23 pm »

                                               Dignitary defends eating raw seal 

                                      Ms Jean helped gut the seal before eating a slice

May 28, 2009

Canada's Governor General Michaelle Jean has strongly defended her decision to eat raw seal heart as a show of support to seal hunters.

She ate the slice of heart on Monday at an Inuit community feast during which a seal was carved up and pieces of it were passed around.

"This activity is part of life... for thousands in the Arctic. It is vital for them," said Ms Jean.

Animal rights groups have criticised her support of a "cruel practice".

Ms Jean used a traditional Inuit knife to help gut the animal, before eating some a festival at Rankin Inlet with hundreds of Inuit.

Her action was praised by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and commercial seal hunters.
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