All Press Releases for Seals

11th February 2011
“The government of Canada is wasting the hard earned money of Canadians to fight a battle that the citizens of the European Union have said is already lost,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “the EU does not Read more »
19th August 2010
The EU seal product ban is perhaps the largest single victory in IFAW’s 40 year campaign to end commercial seal hunting. “We are absolutely delighted with this legislation,” said Lesley O’Donnell, director of IFAW EU. “I Read more »
15th July 2010
“Namibia cannot provide a reasonable scientific justification for its annual seal hunt,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director IFAW Southern Africa. “It is not even commercially viable as the price of pelts has dropped year by year and mo Read more »
22nd April 2010
Last month, Canadian Sealers Association representative Frank Pinhorn stated that many seal skin processors had inventory going back several years. Last week, media reported that a sole buyer in Newfoundland, NuTan Furs, would purchase fewer than 15, Read more »
8th April 2010
Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on whatever ice is still available. “In the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence we witnessed harp seal pups struggling to survive on Read more »
24th March 2010
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org) reports that the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially devoid of both ice and seals. “The conditions t Read more »