In an ironic coming of spring, Canada sets seal quota at 400,000 pups

Markets for seal products are disappearing, and seals need protection from threats like climate change more than ever, but Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans is ignoring its own scientific advice and setting the kill quota for harp seals at 400,000.

Unbelievable!

We need to keep the pressure on to end this slaughter, and IFAW will be at the seal hunt again this year to bear witness and expose the cruelty.

Please join us - watch, share, take action.

SF

Comments: 44

 
Anonymous
1 year ago

This terrible cruelty should be completely banned, - We should NEVER see this happen anywhere. Barbaric - doesn't belong anywhere in society.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

for this comment

Anonymous
3 weeks ago
You have to look at the real number of seal before saying that this number is high. The population of seals is estimated at 9 million seals. This quota represents approximately 4 % of the population. It seems small from this point of view, no? It is because the number is small. Open your eyes and stop believing all that IFAW or PETA say. Their bodies have lucrative purpose which plays with the words and the images to make some money. Where does this money go? The money goes in their pocket, after all the organizers are quite filled with money.

i am the one who did it and i am not from the goverment i am in college right now so don't let yourself being brainwached.
thanks

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Go on the PETA website: http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/graphic/default.aspx -- and you will see cruelty to animals so horrible it will haunt your dreams. And I'm not talking about seals. Where is the IFAW when the chinese skin animals alive for their fur trade?

It would not be very hard, and you wouldn't have to dig very deep, to show that the real motive for anti-sealing activists is money. They don't care about the seals at all. In Newfoundland we've never gone to war with them by exposing their lack of credibility. If we had done that, then sealing would still be a viable resource and we wouldn't be in our current mess. All we've ever done is cry 'hypocrisy!' and argue back that sealing is a humane practice upon which we depend as part of our bread and butter; and all that ever did was make us an easy target for the anti-sealing movement. In the poultry and beef and dairy industries -- and in other countries -- there are far worse abuses of animals being carried out every day. But the IFFAW and Greenpeace would never dare trying to go after them.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

No se como ayudar para evitar esta crueldad.....eso es lo q mas me entristece :(

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

one wonders if the comment bellow was from a representative from the canadian government? There is no justification for this barbaric behaviour! It is disgusting!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

Just sick! Animals feel emotion and pain. How inhumane we as a race are!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

obviously ifaw are doing alot to help seals and other animals aswell but i do agree with a comment below, the organisers of this charity don't look like their just recieveing an average wage here do they, they look more than comfortable with their finances!!!!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

orribile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

You have to look at the real number of seal before saying that this number is high. The population of seals is estimated at 9 million seals. This quota represents approximately 4 % of the population. It seems small from this point of view, no? It is because the number is small. Open your eyes and stop believing all that IFAW or PETA say. Their bodies have lucrative purpose which plays with the words and the images to make some money. Where does this money go? The money goes in their pocket, after all the organizers are quite filled with money.

 
Anonymous
2 years ago

CON GRAN PENA MIRO ESTO ....Y NO SE COMO AYUDAR .........Y SABER DEL DOLOR QUE OCASIONAN .......MI RAZA HUMANA .

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