Year after year, thousands of seals are brutally slaughter in Canada during the commercial seal hunt. The 2015 seal hunt quota is 400.000, set from the Ministry of Fisheries Gail Shea. A very high number, considering that the climate change is causing mortality for these animals too. According to estimates, on 2014 54.000 seals has been killed.
Over 35 nations have banned the trade of all or some seals products, such as the United States, the European Union, Switzerland, Mexico and Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia. In 2013 and 2014, the World Trade Organization upheld the right of the EU to ban trade in products of seal.
Since years, the International Fund for Animal Protection (IFAW) is documenting the annual pointless slaughter of seals. This year, IFAW is focusing on the shocking amount of waste. Indeed, Canadian citizens and politicians believe that the whole killed seal is used. Instead, government’s figures show that 90% of seals are killed just for their fur. Seals are skinned, sometimes their flippers are removed, and then the rest of the body is thrown into the ocean or justify on the ice, despite Canadian government encourages the full utilization of killed animals.

For 20 years, Canadian government supported the seal industry with subsidies, investing millions of dollars into trying to market seal meat inside Canada and in China. These attempts are failed and seal hunt remains a cruel massacre for the fur, used to make sneakers, bags and smartphone covers.

Seal hunt is a useless barbarity, we ask to the Canadian government to stop this massacre once and for all.

CANADIAN SEAL HUNT 2011

CANADIAN SEAL HUNT 2011

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...

UPDATES: CANADIAN SEAL HUNT 2010

UPDATES: CANADIAN SEAL HUNT 2010

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 EU BANS THE TRADE IN SEAL PRODUCTS

THE EU BANS THE TRADE IN SEAL PRODUCTS

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, HAVE ADOPTED REGULATION (EC) No 1007/2009 on trade in seal products. Seals are...

CANADA’S SEAL HUNT WRAPS UP

CANADA’S SEAL HUNT WRAPS UP

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...

CANADIAN SEAL INDUSTRY FACES CRISIS

CANADIAN SEAL INDUSTRY FACES CRISIS

The Fur Institute of Canada held a meeting with about 100 sealers to discuss the various challenges confronting their industry. This fact was...

EFSA TO LOOK INTO SEAL HUNTING PRACTICES

EFSA TO LOOK INTO SEAL HUNTING PRACTICES

Following a request by the European Commission, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) is to prepare a scientific opinion on the methods for killing...

MEPS VOTE TO HALT SEAL SLAUGHTER

MEPS VOTE TO HALT SEAL SLAUGHTER

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...

HSUS IN ACTION

HSUS IN ACTION

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...

CRUELTY EXPOSED

CRUELTY EXPOSED

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND - A coalition of organizations including the Franz Weber Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society...

WHERE IS THE ICE?

WHERE IS THE ICE?

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...

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