All Press Releases for Seals

IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5th April 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in bailout money to a Norwegian company to stockpile seal pelts. The animal welfare group says that using Newfoundland tax dollar Read more »
© IFAW/S. Cook
20th March 2012
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) not only ignores the lack of market for seal products but demonstrates a cont Read more »
IFAW says sealers should not pin hopes on Conservative Government support
2nd February 2012
A “Day of the Seal” was arranged by Canada’s Conservative government on Parliament Hill today, purportedly to show support for sealers, but according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the government is falling shor Read more »
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 »