Margaritaville musician Jimmy Buffett...

Margaritaville musician Jimmy Buffett bans Canadian seafood ove...

There are 7 comments on the The Canadian Press story from Dec 18, 2006, titled Margaritaville musician Jimmy Buffett bans Canadian seafood ove.... In it, The Canadian Press reports that:

Buffett says his chain of restaurants is banning Canadian seafood until the Canadian government puts an end to the controversial kill.Other celebrities that have joined the cause include former "Baywatch" babe ...

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po-d_hayseed

Prince George, Canada

#1 Dec 21, 2006
Jimmy Buffet's stance on the Canadian seal hunt is ridiculous and puts him in a very perilous situation. As a "country music" artist, his outspoken hippie attitude might just put his career at risk. One thing Jimmo has neglected to realize is that seal hunters are farmers of the sea. Their hunt is no more inhumane than cattle ranching, presumably Buffet's largest fan base. The number of seals killed compared to the number of cattle slaughtered worldwide is negligable. His boycott is also meaningless if he hopes to pressure the Canadian government into cancelling the seal hunt because the seals, if left unchecked will devour what little commercial fish stocks are left. Furthermore, his boycott extending to all Canadian seafood only pressures other farmers of the sea and causes them hardship for no good reason. So if this self-important lunkhead want to ban Canadian seafood, he must realize that he is attacking the values and livelihoods of everyone involved in agriculture in Canada and the world. I think a far more appropriate boycott would be for Canadian and all farmers for that matter to boycott Buffett, because hippies have no place in country music.
Kelly Hayden

Yellowknife, Canada

#2 Mar 5, 2007
Shame On Jimmy

I live in northern Canada where people live off seals and many people from the east coast come to call the north their home.

Jimmy I followed you through issues that you took a stand on in your own back yard, and though good on you! Now you have decided to enter into our backyard and tell us how to run our affairs, when you do not have all the facts.

I have been a very loyal fan of yours for many years, and when the weather is here(June & July) we break out the blender and hit the lake with you in tow.

Now you have made me choose between my country and its way of life, and your music and its way of life.

Jimmy I never thought you where the kind of guy that felt the need to fix a neighbours back yard when your own grass needs a little cutting.

Shame on you and your foreign politics

A former fan from Yellowknife NWT Canada.

Kelly Hayden
Stacey

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Mar 5, 2007
po-d_hayseed wrote:
Jimmy Buffet's stance on the Canadian seal hunt is ridiculous and puts him in a very perilous situation. As a "country music" artist, his outspoken hippie attitude might just put his career at risk. One thing Jimmo has neglected to realize is that seal hunters are farmers of the sea. Their hunt is no more inhumane than cattle ranching, presumably Buffet's largest fan base. The number of seals killed compared to the number of cattle slaughtered worldwide is negligable. His boycott is also meaningless if he hopes to pressure the Canadian government into cancelling the seal hunt because the seals, if left unchecked will devour what little commercial fish stocks are left. Furthermore, his boycott extending to all Canadian seafood only pressures other farmers of the sea and causes them hardship for no good reason. So if this self-important lunkhead want to ban Canadian seafood, he must realize that he is attacking the values and livelihoods of everyone involved in agriculture in Canada and the world. I think a far more appropriate boycott would be for Canadian and all farmers for that matter to boycott Buffett, because hippies have no place in country music.
<I think a far more appropriate boycott would be for Canadian and all farmers for that matter to boycott Buffett.>

Go for it!
Stacey

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Mar 5, 2007
Here is the boycott Canadian seafood website:

http://www.harpseals.org/helpstop/boycott.htm...
Stacey

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Mar 5, 2007
po-d_hayseed wrote:
Jimmy Buffet's stance on the Canadian seal hunt is ridiculous and puts him in a very perilous situation. As a "country music" artist, his outspoken hippie attitude might just put his career at risk. One thing Jimmo has neglected to realize is that seal hunters are farmers of the sea. Their hunt is no more inhumane than cattle ranching, presumably Buffet's largest fan base. The number of seals killed compared to the number of cattle slaughtered worldwide is negligable. His boycott is also meaningless if he hopes to pressure the Canadian government into cancelling the seal hunt because the seals, if left unchecked will devour what little commercial fish stocks are left. Furthermore, his boycott extending to all Canadian seafood only pressures other farmers of the sea and causes them hardship for no good reason. So if this self-important lunkhead want to ban Canadian seafood, he must realize that he is attacking the values and livelihoods of everyone involved in agriculture in Canada and the world. I think a far more appropriate boycott would be for Canadian and all farmers for that matter to boycott Buffett, because hippies have no place in country music.
Here is a video you will like, seals getting killed:
videhttp://video.google.com/vi deoplay?docid=-799511800478123 4680&q=killing+baby+seals &hl=en
Stacey

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Mar 5, 2007
Kelly Hayden wrote:
Shame On Jimmy
I live in northern Canada where people live off seals and many people from the east coast come to call the north their home.
Jimmy I followed you through issues that you took a stand on in your own back yard, and though good on you! Now you have decided to enter into our backyard and tell us how to run our affairs, when you do not have all the facts.
I have been a very loyal fan of yours for many years, and when the weather is here(June & July) we break out the blender and hit the lake with you in tow.
Now you have made me choose between my country and its way of life, and your music and its way of life.
Jimmy I never thought you where the kind of guy that felt the need to fix a neighbours back yard when your own grass needs a little cutting.
Shame on you and your foreign politics
A former fan from Yellowknife NWT Canada.
Kelly Hayden
<Now you have made me choose between my country and its way of life, and your music and its way of life.>

I just got finished watching the seals being clubbed to death. You Canadians
are some fucked up humans.
Buddy

Jackson, TN

#8 Jul 25, 2010
Buffett is very simply an arrogant, braggart, self promoter.His wild swing to the left began in earnest when his career was in a tail spin.He looked at his options and turned to the ignorant, kooky left to build a new fan base.To do this he had to get on stage and parrot to the leftist issue of the day.I am sick of him.I am NO LONGER a fan. The only thing Bubba really cares about is his bank account. My wife bought his 2009 cd Buffett Hotel.It absolutely SUXS.We intend to mail it to him with a note to stick it in his,Barack or Joe's dark spot. All three are jerks.The Parrot head vanity tag is off.I am sick of the blame Bush parrot crowd and the foul mouth performer with the Little Man syndrome!!!!!

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