I caught the last half hour, and wish I'd spotted this in time to catch the whole show.
This documentary was a real eye-opener -- thanks for the heads-up Boss Hog.
It's too bad more opponents to the hunting didn't have a chance to view this, and better understand the other side of this story. These 'barbaric' sealers have a much greater understanding, appreciation and respect of the natural world than many of the opponents battling for the animal cause.
it was a balanced view. the best testimony were the spies ifaw had sent in to work on the sealing vessels, that later realized the seal hunters weren't monstrous, sociopathic murderers, and that the hunt is really no different from any other animal hunt / harvest.
what was shocking that i didn't know is the sealers a few years ago had attempted brokered an aggreement with ifaw (which some of it's members saw as appropriate) to work with and include the gov't (already happens) and ifaw to ensure the seal population didn't fall below dangerous threholds, and it was ifaw who refused the deal.