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Huntwatch follows our founding campaign to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
17th August 2016 Erica Martin
This year the Discovery Channel began airing a series of trailblazing documentaries on humanity’s impact on the Read more »
14th March 2016 Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
A female juvenile harp seal strayed into the road in Harwich, but was collected,
10th March 2016 Kristen Patchett
Harp seals sometimes need a break from swimming and will haul-out onto ice or dry land for some sun and rest. We don’ Read more »
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It’s time to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. No one wants products from dead seals — 35 countries have Watch Video »
14th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
13th April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada’s Watch Video »
3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
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Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch – the story behind Canada’s controversial
17th August 2016
Discovery Channel acquired worldwide television rights to the feature documentary Huntwatch narrated by actor Ryan Reynolds and produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The film, which follows the 50 year history of Canada’ Read more »
8th September 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed today’s EU Parliament vote for an amended version of the regulation on trade in seal products. The trade ban had to be revised in response to findings of the World Trade Organization (WT Read more »
The Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises.
12th June 2015
A recently released study commissioned by the Canadian government recommends the international marketing of seal penises as ingredients in energy drinks. The genitalia would be obtained by killing 140.000 grey seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Read more »
IFAW: Canada’s commercial seal hunt is a cruel, unnecessary waste
8th April 2015
It was announced today that Canada’s commercial seal hunt will open once again on the East Coast on Sunday, April 12. Despite receiving tens of millions in public funds and support over four decades, the commercial seal hunt is at one of the lo Read more »
EU Commission releases amended EU seal products regulations
6th February 2015
The EU Commission today released an amended version of the EU regulations on seal products. The EU trade regulation on seals had to be revised in response to the findings of a recent World Trade Organization (WTO) appellate body decision. IFAW (Inter Read more »
Norway axes commercial seal hunt subsidies – likely ending commercial seal hunti
12th December 2014
According to media reports the Norwegian government has announced it will stop propping up an unnecessary commercial seal hunt industry with government handouts. “This is brilliant news that will save thousands of seals from a cruel death. It s Read more »
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Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future
16th February 2016 by rbartlett
Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt: Past, Present, and Future Read more »
World of Animals Issue 20
10th February 2015 by rbartlett
World of Animals Issue 20 Read more »
The Commercial Seal Hunt in Canada: Frequently Asked Questions
20th June 2014 by rbartlett
IFAW's collection of FAQs about the commercial seal hunt in Canada. Read more »
IFAW Briefing -- Bill C-555: An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations
8th March 2014 by rbartlett
Bill C – 555 proposes to increase the distance that a person must maintain from another person who is fishing for seals Read more »
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Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt
4th January 2012 by adintino
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) wants Canada’s 2012 commercial seal hunt to be called Read more »
Within the animal welfare movement, reasons for hope
23rd December 2011 by Fred O'Regan
As with many people, I find the end of the year a time of reflection. It’s a good time to look back over the year, Read more »
Yay! Thanks to all my friends!
19th December 2011 by Sheryl Fink
I’m thrilled to tell you that the door to one of the largest markets for seal products has now been slammed shut Read more »
A young starving harp seal pup.
15th December 2011 by Sheryl Fink
Much to our surprise, French Canadian media is reporting that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has recommended a Read more »
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