(sigh) So Canada’s Governor-General, Michaëlle Jean, Her Royal Majesty’s stand-in, had a little raw seal during a visit to Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. (i heard one cbc news reader called it “Rankin Outlet,” but I digress).
Big deal. Previous Gov-Gen’s on northern trips – and even the Queen herself- have partaken of northern cuisine, including muktuk (whale blubber), musk ox and even raw caribou and raw arctic char – the original sushi. So what?
If Ms. Jean had gone to China, she would have had genuine Chinese cuisine. If the visit took her to Saamiland in northern Scandinavia, she would have dined on reindeer. If her official visit had taken her to England… well, let’s not go there. And no jokes about so-called English cuisine or why the Queen really makes all of these trips abroad!
The point is: Stop being ridiculous! Seal is home food in the North. It’s healthier, tastier, more nutritious for Inuit than processed food from the south. Ms. Jean and her hubby were invited to a community feast. It would have been rude and disrespectful to turn down the offer.
Not good enough, according to some snooty Euro eco-freako-commie-pinkos, like this one:
“The fact that the Governor General in public is slashing and eating a seal, I don’t think that really helps the cause, and I’m convinced that this will not change the mind of European citizens and politicians,” Slee told The Associated Press.
IMHO, all those who tut-tut and wag their finger (and we know which one) are just being major jerk-balls coz they are stuck eating tofu!. Nuff sed.