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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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March 15, 2006 OTTAWA – The Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), today announced the 2006-2010 Atlantic Seal Management Plan. “We feel we have struck the appropriate balance between conservation and economic concerns,&#...

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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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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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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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WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the United States today condemned the recent announcement by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans of its intention to place more restrictions on legal and peaceful observation of the commercial seal hunt i...

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