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OIPA ( International Organization for Animal Protection) and other association of all the world have been formed a coalition against the seal hunt in Canada. Today the 15th of March 2005, on top of this shameful situation, there has been a day of protest...

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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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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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It is with a great pleasure that OIPA, deeply involved in the collection of signatures in whole Italy and internationally, communicates that finally we reach one million of signatures! STOP VIVISECTION gives the European citizens the right to say NO to an...

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A further step for stop seal massacre! Norwegian government voted to end subsidies for commercial sealing industry. Up to 80% of the income earned by Norwegian sealers came from these subsidies. The important decision follows a failed attempt by Norway an...

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Through a notification issued on January 3, 2017, India has announced a ban on the import of reptile, chinchilla, mink and fox skins. The ban was made by the Director of Foreign Trade in India, which comes under the Union Ministry of Commerce and Indus...

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