Photo of the Week: A sealer moves in to kill a seal pup

Photo of Week is a feature that highlights the work IFAW does around the world everyday to rescue orphaned, injured, or mistreated animals.

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On the frozen ice of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a sealer moves in to kill a seal pup with a hakapik -- a spiked club. Canada allows the controversial hunting of seal pups and 95% of the seals killed are younger than 3 months old. The hunt takes place annually in the spring. Last year the Canadian government set a quota allowing up to 335,000 seals to be killed. The hunt will run this year through mid-April.

Once again, IFAW will be sending a team of observers to document and expose abuses of the hunt and press for an end to this cruel, unsustainable slaughter. To learn more, visit www.stopthesealhunt.com.

Comments: 33

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

I starting crying so much. Bless that seal pup's little soul, and send that men to the devil!

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

this is so sickening!!

 
Anonymous
4 years ago

This just has to stop. When i saw this i started bursting out crying. I am a vegetarian, and really care about animals, so i was literally screaming in pain when i saw this. People need to just STOP ALL animal torture and just see that GOD put all these animals on the earth for a reason! who knows what the reason for that poor inoccent seal pup HAD, but it could have been the world peace maker for all we KNOW! and now it's not here. Are people realizing what is being commited and murdered here? Well they better sooner or later or else the world will turn into a deep dark place, just because that little pup had to die. I hope that that man will someday go to hell and be punished for killing that one little seal.
We all know it NEEDS TO BE STOPPED, and we NEED TO TAKE A STAND. I believe that EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is CREATED equally and needs to be TREATED equally, and now is the time to finish off this statement!!! Save these INNOCENT animals, is all I have to say! Please help protect and stop animals from being abused, tortured, and slaughtered!!! It's time to TAKE A STAND for animals WORLDWIDE!
I know it's the RIGHT thing to do by stopping humans' evil deed, because IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!
~COMFORT their hearts, PROTECT their bodies, SAVE their lives!~
Come STAND with me and many others, and DECLARE THE ANIMALS' FREEDOM!!!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

A seal, a beaver, and an otter walk into a club...

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

here is the video i am talking about. please!
http://www.gmanews.tv/video/49594/stray-dogs-gass...

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

i would really apreciate it if you would would be able to do something to stop that stupid vet from kidapawan north cotabato or whoever ordered him to be so barbaric, cruel to those dogs. there are so many ways to eradicate rabies. it's not the fault of those dogs to have rabies but their owners. there is after all a new law requiring dog owners to have their dogs vaccinated against rabies. i have done what i can. i have sent many emails to people, and organizations. ever since i saw that video, i... i have never stopped hearing the howls of the dogs being cruelly killed. please... help them...

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

this cruelty and abuse of seals has been a long withstanding issue. if you people can not stop these assholes from killing these animals, why can't you at least do something to lessen the pain for them? sick and tired of your blah blahs! gheeze! and you have the guts to show them in picture!

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

those guys are sick. seals are wonderful creatures, harmless to man, can't they think of something else like giving foods to hungry and homeless people of their native lands? what kind of government they have allowing these horrible monsters to kill hundreds of thousands of defenseless seals. it made me cry. hope they go to hell and pay the prize.

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

This is really wrong. How about we come there and skin THEM alive? What would you do if someone came at you with this metal rod? And whats sickening is people buy them. CANT U BUY FAKE STUFF?
i am completely upset with this. and if they want fur so bad, make fake fur
PLEASE DONT BUY ANYTHING MADE FROM ANIMALS OR TESTED ON ANIMALS.
go onto www.peta.org

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

I am speachless :(

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