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The NDP always seem sympathetic to animal issues. Their record however is another matter. While they, like the Greens, are concerned about so-called endangered animals, they have done nothing to alleviate the suffering of "common" animals...chickens, cats, crows, seals, squirrels...not high profile enough for them to get off the "jobs come first regardless" plank.
Don't forget, seal killing is a "job" and that will come first for the NDP. Seals are not "endangered" so the Green Party will not do anything. In fact, I find there are a fair number of pro-hunting types in the Green Party.
Don't be fooled, the NDP is a species-centric party...and humans, no matter how horrible, will always come first for them.
Green Meanies as I call them, will support a seal hunt if it is "sustainable" and all that shite.
Political hypocrisy has invaded all the parties, as has self-serving attitudes at election time and beyond. Look to who has been working on the issues between elections. I see only one group consistently doing so, the Animal Alliance Environmental Voters Party. A few Greens as individuals have done some good for animals, but don't think their leader won't smack them down good if they get out of line with the mainstream.
And I speak as the first elected Green in the country, and one ejected from the party for following true green principles....et je ne regrette rien!!!
Roslyn Cassells is a BC based social justice activist and Canada's first elected Green. She is an ardent animal and human rights activist, and writes, teaches and campaigns for positive social, economic and ecological change everywhere. @roslyncassells on Twitter, Action for UVic Rabbits facebook and Roslyn Cassells facebook