Marty’s photo of the day #4206: This is an Antarctic fur seal, photographed on a foggy island off the coast of Antarctica. This gorgeous animal is another example of why I despise hunting. Hunters love to proclaim they are “conservationists,” but the facts are that hunters only become that way after laws stop their carnage. Many consider Antarctic fur seals to have the most luxurious fur of any animal. So, of course, sealers went down to the Antarctic region and hunted these beautiful creatures to the brink of extinction. Only when international protection was enacted did the slaughter stop.