Selling Seals For Sex

In the early 1970s, “Save the Seals” became the anthem of the nascent environmental movement, and the harp seal pup, with its bottomless black eyes and snow white innocence, became the movement’s mascot. Environmentalists succeeded in virtually shutting down the commercial baby seal hunt in Canada, but now older harp seals have a new price on their heads—and possibly their penises—as the next target for the Asian aphrodisiac market.