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World Trade Organisation seal ban ruling breaks positive ground for animal welfa
25th November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Today, we are celebrating the World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel finding that the EU seal trade regulation, which prevents Read more »
22nd November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal ban – "Taking action Read more »
WTO panel ruling on EU Seal Ban expected imminently
22nd November 2013 by Sheryl Fink
After over a year of deliberations, it is expected that the final ruling of the World Trade Organization panel on the EU Read more »
21st November 2013 by Barbara Slee
In case you missed it, be sure to WATCH: EU voices united in support of the seal product ban – "An inhumane Read more »
The EU Seal Products Ban and the Challenge at the WTO – Ruling of the WTO Panel
21st November 2013 by
On February 18, 2012, Canada and Norway challenged the European Union’s seal products trade restrictions at the World Read more »
20th November 2013 by Barbara Slee
Thanks to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) supporters, year after year we have been able to take media and 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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