All Press Releases for Seals

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 »
15th March 2010
“The Canadian government looks absurd calling for 330,000 seals to be slaughtered when there may not even be that many pups left alive,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. Harp seals require stable ice platforms to give bir Read more »
8th February 2010
Three out of every four grey seal pups born this year have been marked for death.  “This federally funded extermination program targets the most helpless of creatures for political purposes” said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher with Read more »