priorities, people

a family in minnesota, the mclellans, wrote a letter to canadian senators denouncing canada's seal hunt calling it "horrible" and "inhumane." the mclellan family said they loved canada and had canadian ancestors, but they scrapped their vacation to canada because of the seal hunt and plan to continue to boycott if the seal hunt continues.
well, a liberal senator, cĂ©line hervieux-payette wrote them a blistering letter, saying that what is truly horrible is "the daily massacre of innocent people in Iraq, the execution of prisoners – mainly blacks – in american prisons, the massive sale of handguns to americans, the destabilization of the entire world by the american government's aggressive foreign policy, etc." she went on to say that the seal hunt was a centuries-old practice for both local whites and natives, and she said that "they must start to look at their own behaviour, the permanent heightening of the planet's insecurity since the election of bush."
i suppose the letter was a bit harsh, but she does have a point. it's interesting which causes people chose to take up, and what issues end up offending them. some people chose to fight for animals, others fight for women's rights, while others fight for the right to go to group sex events. you pick the battles you can win, i suppose. to each their own.