Smoked seal meat goes on sale in Eastern Russia
Smoked seal meat has gone on sale in Eastern Russia and its arrival has provoked an outcry for animal lovers. Probably it’s a good time for marine mammals to avert their eyes.
The sausages are made by a private company in the Magadan region of Russia. Approximately 6300 miles from Moscow.
According to Reports, 140 seals have been shot or clubbed to death to make the controversial product.
The flesh of animals is being used to produce seal paté and a lump of ‘Spam-like chopped meat.
According to authorities in Magadan “Seal meat not only tastes good, but it is also healthy-it is low-calorie and his high in nutritional value”.
An entrepreneur behind the private venture, Vasily Borisove claims that his company produced 10,000 cans of spotted seal meat last year.
But the resulting outcry has resulted in a petition to the Russian President Vladimir Putin to block its sale which has been branded “primitive and amoral”.
The vasiley company said in a statement “Such food was not produced even in Soviet times. The meat of captured animals went for a feed at farms raising Arctic foxes and mink. But according to dietitians, seal meat possesses not only a good taste but also nutritional value”.
Olga Salnikova, founder of the change.org petition said: “There is absolutely no need to kill seals, which are highly developed mammals, for food.”
Over 160,000 people have now signed the petition and have insisted that “seals are not sausages”.
It’s senseless to make sausage from seals because it’s cheaper and easier to make it from cows” said by a zoologist, IIya Volodin.
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