More IFAW 2008 Seal Hunt News Coverage
Brussels mulls action on “inhumane” Canadian seal killings, the European Weekly
"The European Union is contemplating action against the alleged culling of young seals by Canada, the spokeswoman for Stavros Dimas, European environmental commissioner told journalists last week."
Canadians to fight proposed EU sealing ban, the Montreal Gazette
"A Canadian lobby group that includes Nunavut Premier Paul Okalik will be in London Monday to begin a week-long bid to fight against a threatened European Union seal hunt ban."
Sealers 'breaking humane law,'' the New Zealand Herald
"Animal rights activists have claimed that sealers were not totally complying with a new rule designed to make their hunt more humane on the ice off the Gulf of St Lawrence.
"'We've just filmed four seals being killed and not a single one was bled out before moving it,' said Sheryl Fink, a hunt observer with IFAW."
In photos: 'Canada Seal Hunt,' Monsters and Critics
"Photo released 30 March 2008 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) showing a hunter as he clubs a harp seal pup on the opening day of Canada's 2008 commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence 28 March 2008 . This seal was struck by the hunter and wounded before it escaped into the water. This is known as seal that has been struck and lost."
Survey: Should Canada End the Seal Hunt?, Treehugger
"That great Canadian tradition, the seal hunt, has started; 325,000 will die in the next few weeks. Many are against it; the Prime Minister says Canada was victim of an "international propaganda campaign," and insisted the cull would be carried out humanely."