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Juvenile harbor seal born this year (probably 1-3 months old) Local Cape residen
10th April 2013 by Misty Niemeyer
The phone started ringing at 7 am with reports of young seals on several beaches, and calls continued to come in all day. Read more »
Newfoundland and Labrador © IFAW/S. Cook
9th April 2013 by
Canada’s commercial seal hunt opens off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador today, despite a lack of demand for Read more »
© Fiskeridirektoratet, Norge (The Directorate of Fisheries, Norway)/L. Greve-Isd
29th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
If there is one issue which has united animal protectors in Europe, it has definitely been the campaign against the seal Read more »
Sealers take turns clubbing harp seals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada durin
19th March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Recently, I had a chat with Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW ) Read more »
A whitecoat pup.
15th March 2013 by Anna Filippova
Today, we had our second flight to search for seals. For three days all of us have been wondering where the seals are and Read more »
Ice, but no seals.
14th March 2013 by Anna Filippova
Many years ago, Masha Vorontsova, from the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Russia office, suggested to Oleg Read more »

Year after year, tens of thousands of seals are killed during Canada's commercial seal hunt. The animals are skinned, and sometimes their flippers are cut off. Then their bodies are tossed away.

It's an unnecessary, horrifying waste of life.

Seal meat, while eaten in some parts of Canada, is not the focus of the commercial seal hunt on Canada's East Coast. Almost all of the animals - 92 percent in 2013 - are dumped on the ice or tossed back into the ocean once their fur has been removed. Shockingly, this is completely legal.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans claims it supports "full utilization" of the seals killed, but the reality does not support the claim.

We need answers from the Canadian government. Please write to your MP. Ask why the government continues to support this wasteful, cruel and unnecessary hunt with your tax dollars.

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