With many animals in hibernation it can sometimes be hard to spot a furry friend out in the snow this time of year. It may make you wish there were more animals who were equipped for the bitter cold weather like the harp seal which is often literally born on ice and survives its life in arctic temperatures. And who would complain about stumbling across these creatures in the snow. Seal pups are beyond adorable! They are soft, chubby and have these beautiful expressive faces that remind us of our four legged friend, the dog.
Born with beautiful white coats, seal pups are often hunted for their fur. Despite a ban of seal fur in the United States and other countries around the world, Canadian hunters still kill seal pups claiming a demand for the fur. The saddest part is that the hunting is done in an often very brutal way and to these animals when they just a couple months old.
They are animals worth saving and worth being talked about. So be sure to check out these images and more we have back at Newscom of adorable harp seal pups.
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