Michelle Jean eats seal heart

“”That loose cannon broke loose this week when television screens around the world exposed the representative of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
on her knees in a track suit before the freshly slaughtered and steaming
carcass of a seal, knife (ulu) in hand, hacking through the flesh to
cut off a piece of the animal’s raw bleeding heart. She then stuffed the
blood-oozing organ into her mouth, chewed it, wiped the blood from her
lips and fingers with a tissue, and declared it delicious.”
http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2009/05/29/eat-your-heart-out-sarah-palin-michaelle-jean-is-now-the-barbarian-queen-155

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It is probably the weirdest news of the year. At a community feast in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada on May 25, 2009, the Canadian Governor-General Michaelle Jean helped an Inuit elder skin two seals and she and her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond later ate the raw seal’s heart and arctic char in solidarity with traditional fish and seal hunts. On the Governor General’s final official visit to the Arctic, she used a traditional blade to cut the seal and asked the owner, “Could I try the heart”? And then she did.

Wiping her bloody fingers with a tissue, Jean said it is difficult to believe anyone would characterize the traditional hunting practices as inhumane. The graphic and perhaps disgusting (literally, not metaphorically) act was a direct slap in the face of the European Union, which had earlier called the seal hunt “inherently inhumane” and banned it. Although the vote was overwhelming in Europe, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen…

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