People around the world have long felt passionately about the welfare and protection of seals. Organizations like PETA, WWF, Greenpeace, and the extremist group Sea Shepherd, to name only a few, have long campaigned to have sealskin made illegal and for the seal hunt to be criminalized.One of the major problems with the approach of these groups is their tendency to create generalization. They lump together all sealing industries, despite the differences in quality, viability, and necessity.
In its 100-year’ish history, the music industry has had many prominent players. Today, it remains one of the most interesting, competitive, and volatile industries in the world.
Ever since music became a physical commodity (vinyl records, tape, CD, mp3), there has always been gate-keepers controlling and profiting from its sale.