Do we not bleed? by Crockpot

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If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? -Shakespeare

Every year sealers bludgeon seals with clubs and “hakapiks” (clubs with a metal hook on the end), drag conscious seals across the ice floes with boat hooks, and toss dead and dying animals into heaps and leave their carcasses to rot because there is no market for their meat. Seals are also shot, but bludgeoning is preferred, because pelt buyers deduct money for every bullet hole in a seal’s skin. Veterinarians who studied a past hunt concluded that the hunters failed to comply with Canada’s basic animal welfare standards and that 42 percent of the seals appeared to have been skinned alive.

Despite Canada’s ‘new and improved’ methods being implemented this year, sealers are still slaughtering these pups in the same way they have for previous years. It’s unconscionable.

For more information, please visit any of the following websites for first-hand accounts and ways you can help save the seals.

Sea Shepherd


Canadian Seal Hunt

Anti-Sealing Coalition

If you would like to get more involved, please join us here on Red Bubble in the Voices for Animals group. The more supporters we have, the louder our collective voice will be!!

All proceeds will be donated to Sea Shepherd.


  • ECGardner
    ECGardneralmost 7 years ago

    Powerful piece, Lorie. What happens to the seals is unconscionable… Major kudos to you for raising awareness with your beautiful artwork.

  • Thanks so much, Erin! It’s gotten under my skin to the point where I’m having trouble thinking about much else. I’m very proud of what our little group is pulling together though – we’ve got 42 images so far, thanks to a great bunch of people. :)

    – Crockpot

  • ECGardner
    ECGardneralmost 7 years ago

    42… the magic number. :P (I’m showing my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy geekiness here, sorry, lol).

    I can’t wait to see the finished piece. I wish I had some seal photos to contribute. :(

  • krafty
    kraftyalmost 7 years ago

    Cool image Lorie…I must admit I am thinking of little else too…!!
    I feel passionate about this effort and am continually thinking and trying to come up with something new..Well done for getting this far in such a short space of time…!

  • Hoffard
    Hoffardalmost 7 years ago

    Awww… Very well said and design work is awesome! Mike?

  • Both of us! LOL! He drew the original, then I did some editing on it, added some textures, layers and the text. :D

    – Crockpot

  • Cindy Lemoi
    Cindy Lemoialmost 7 years ago

    This is another excellent image for this cause. Great Job, Lorie !!

  • CMCphotoart
    CMCphotoartalmost 7 years ago

    May the souls of the all innocent creatures killed by these horrific deeds enlighten many more compassionate individuals to finally overpower the greedy, cruel and sickening objectives and market that fuel this horrendous activity.

    Excellent and courageous initiative, Lorie.

  • Hoffard
    Hoffardalmost 7 years ago

    Ah turned out great! A beautiful colaboration! Tell him too… hehe…

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent work

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 7 years ago

    I Hate the Seal Hunt !

  • Good! You should. I see that you’re an animal lover too. :)
    You should check out Voices for Animals!

    – Crockpot

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 7 years ago
    thanks I will
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