Frankly, It’s Just Sad

Today’s broadcast of The Current began, like any other, with “The Voices” “satirical” introduction;

“The European Union has approved a plan to ban all seal products because it says Canada’s annual seal hunt is ‘inherently inhumane’. Currently, and just to be clear, pumping a kilogram-a-day of partially cooked corn into the esophagus of an unwilling goose? That’s ‘inherently yummy’.”

Their daily shot at derision is hit or miss with me–usually a miss–but today’s installment left me unsettled. I don’t find the above quote humorous, ironic, an exaggeration, or critical, in any traditional sense of “satire,” or, least of all, the manner in which I’ll assume it was offered.

Frankly, it’s just sad…