All Press Releases for Seals

Time to face reality, end the commercial seal hunt
4th January 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) wants Canada’s 2012 commercial seal hunt to be called off due to conservation concerns raised by a new scientific report showing that climate change is negatively impacting harp seal Read more »
Shrouded in secrecy, Namibian seal hunt closes for another season
15th November 2011
November 15 marks the official closing of the Namibian seal hunt for another season. Despite calls from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other groups for transparency around Namibia’s annual hunt for Cape fur seals, it remai Read more »
16th September 2011
“The annual herding and clubbing to death of still-nursing seal pups in Namibia has been criticized by veterinarians and scientists around the world” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program.   As the example of the C Read more »
30th June 2011
The hunt, which runs from 01 July to 15 November, is the world’s second largest, next to Canada – which this year only managed to kill 38,000 seals of a total allowable catch (TAC) of 400,000 in 2011. Namibia, in southern African, target Read more »
14th June 2011
“We are truly grateful for the tremendous support we are receiving from our community including Sheila FitzGerald and Arpad Voros of the Old Yarmouth Inn on the recent seal deaths,” said Katie Moore, manager of IFAW’s marine mammal Read more »
8th June 2011
“Takes note of the recent legal developments regarding the EU's ban on seal products, in particular Canada’s request to the WTO for the establishment of a formal dispute resolution panel; and expresses its strong hope that Canada will wit Read more »