Very Few Seals in the Southern Gulf
After scanning the southern section of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, very few harp seals have been spotted. Of the few that have been seen, there is growing concern that the ice in this region is not big enough to support the weight and space needed for the young white coats to nurse...and so many may wind up abandoned by their mothers and ultimately may die.
The issues surrounding both the reasons why this year's ice is so poor and the politics of the upcoming decision by the Canadian government to continue to hunt this depreciating population of marine mammals are coming to a head.
IFAW's team of researchers, field personnel and communications staff is currently preparing to make sure when the time comes, that these defenseless creatures will have a voice in Canada, the EU and the world at large.
Stay tuned for ongoing campaign updates from our team members and please donate or take action today and send a message to the Canadian government that sealing is a cruel and unnecessary practice and should be stopped right now!