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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 »
Anthony Bourdain sounded off about seal hunts on twitter. Image: Wikipedia.
29th October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain had Twitter all a-flutter when he came out smacking his lips in support of the seal hunt. As Read more »
21st October 2013 by CT Harry
In this brief and heart warming video, an International Fund for Animal Welfare Marine Mammal Rescue & Research team Read more »
Canadian sealers on the ice use hakapiks to club harp seals to death.
3rd October 2013 by Sheryl Fink
We awoke to good news this morning as we learned that the EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal  by the Read more »
Young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk than ad
23rd July 2013 by Sheryl Fink
The continuing decline in sea ice in Atlantic Canada - and its impact on the survival of seal pups - has been of concern to 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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