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At the request of the European Commission EFSA is assessing, from an animal welfare perspective, the scientific evidence about the different methods of killing and skinning seals. EFSA is looking objectively at whether any of these methods could be consid...

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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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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 European Commission adopted today a proposal for a regulation banning the trading of seal products within, into, and from the European Union to ensure that products derived from seals killed and skinned in ways that cause pain, distress and suffering ...

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The Commission welcomes today’s vote by the European Parliament confirming the first reading agreement reached between Council and Parliament on an EU Regulation banning the trading of seal products within and into the European Union. The aim of 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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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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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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Despite what declared by the Ukraine authorities and UEFA, the massacre of stray dogs still going on. As a matter of fact, dogs continue to be killed at night and in the most brutal ways including: poisoning, electroshock guns or even thrown into concrete...

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Despite what declared by the Ukraine authorities and UEFA, the massacre of stray dogs still going on. As a matter of fact, dogs continue to be killed at night and in the most brutal ways including: poisoning, electroshock guns or even thrown into concrete...

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