Canada has allowed nearly a million seals to be killed over the past three
years, the largest hunt of marine mammals in the world. This year’s government
quota is 325,000 seals, one of the highest since the hunt began.
Canada’s seal hunt occurs annually, in the spring, when hundreds of thousands
of seal pups are killed during several days of intense hunting.
The hunt draws international criticism due to its brutality and waste. Seals
are hunted primarily for their pelts, which are used in the fashion industry.
This is a hunt for seal pups.