All Content for Seals

1st March 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Last week I represented the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Read more »
Canadian East Coast seal hunt - and now the Inuit seal hunt - are being depicted
20th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
I’m in Geneva for the first round of WTO hearings on Canada and Norway’s challenge of EU regulations Read more »
IFAW's Sheryl Fink taking notes from the World Trade Organisation meeting in Gen
19th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Monday February 18th was the first of three days of hearings at the World Trade Organization (WTO), where Canada and Norway Read more »
The governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the European Union seal ban
16th February 2013 by Sonja Van Tichelen
The campaign to end the Canadian commercial seal hunt  began in 1969 with the founding of the International Fund for Read more »
MEPs including C Stilher, G. Wilmott, A McCarthy
15th February 2013 by
The first hearing on the EU’s controversial ban on seal products begins Monday in Geneva at the World Trade Read more »
Shock and horror as baby grey seals found bludgeoned and frozen
4th February 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Everyone at the International Fund for Animal Welfare is deeply saddened by last week's news that the 50 seals found 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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