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The Canadian Senate may recommend a massive cull of grey seals.
23rd October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
In October 2011, the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans was asked to undertake a study on the Management of Read more »
IFAW: Grey seal cull not supported by science
23rd October 2012 by
The Canadian Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans today released a report recommending a mass cull of 70,000 grey seals Read more »
Grey seals in the Atlantic: To cull or not to cull?
19th October 2012 by
A report on grey seals in the Atlantic and the issue of whether to cull. Read more »
Canadian Senator Mac Harb.
17th October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
Yesterday, the Honourable Mac Harb bravely addressed the Senate of Canada as debate resumed on his bill to end the seal hunt Read more »
A new veterinary report supports the EU decision to ban the importat
11th October 2012 by Sheryl Fink
A study recently published in the journal Marine Policy confirms what the International Fund for Animal Welfare and others Read more »
Defending Seals
26th September 2012 by
Each year in Canada, tens of thousands of baby harp seals are killed for their pelts. 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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