IFAW comments on Proposed Amendments to Marine Mammal Regulations
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) would like to thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Amendments to Sections 2, 28 and 29 of the Marine Mammal Regulations. IFAW remains opposed to Canada's commercial seal hunt, and our comments should not be interpreted as indicating otherwise. As an animal welfare organization with almost 40 years of experience with Canada's commercial seal hunt, IFAW considers this hunt to be inherently inhumane and we remain unconvinced that any changes to the Regulations will adequately address our concerns about humane killing practices. That being said, as long as seals continue to be killed in Canada's commercial seal hunt, it is our opinion that the current Marine Mammal Regulations (MMR) are inadequate to ensure humane killing and require improvement.