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Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt is the largest commercial hunt of marine mammals on the planet. Each year, hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals are slaughtered on the ice fields off Canada’s east coast for their pelts. Sealers bludgeo...

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The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on 15 March announced an increase in the total allowable catch (TAC) for harp seals for the 2010 Atlantic seal harvest. “Our government recognizes the importance of the sealing industry to the ...

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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, HAVE ADOPTED REGULATION (EC) No 1007/2009 on trade in seal products. Seals are sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering. In its declaration on bann...

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Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt is the largest commercial hunt of marine mammals on the planet. Each year, hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals are slaughtered on the ice fields off Canada’s east coast for their pelts. Canada’s ...

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The Fur Institute of Canada held a meeting with about 100 sealers to discuss the various challenges confronting their industry. This fact was reported by the Canadian Press. Canada’s commercial sealing industry faces a “crisis” because of growin...

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Following a request by the European Commission, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is to prepare a scientific opinion on the methods for killing and skinning seals currently used in and outside the European Union. The aim is to measure, as far as is s...

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The European Parliament has adopted a proposal by South-East England’s Green Party Euro-MP Caroline Lucas designed to halt the annual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seals in Canada and Russia. Written Declarations rarely receive the support o...

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On Sunday. March 26th, an inflatable boat with six crewmembers from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and a reporter from Reuters was deliberately rammed by a sealing boat. The inflatable was forced up on an ice flow and the prop was damaged....

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ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – A coalition of organizations including the Franz Weber Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society International and Respect for Animals, brought members of the international media and a Member...

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Ice reports and forecasts indicate that there is a very high likelihood that there will be insufficient ice for the whelping of the harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this year. Ice conditions this poor have never been seen before in recorded history....

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