Canadian DFO Quietly Posts "Tweaked" Seal Hunt Regulations
In response, they are cynically proposing "tweaks" to the Regulations, that they claim will make the seal hunt more humane and allow Canada to circumvent any EU trade ban. But the proposed changes will do nothing to improve animal welfare, and shouldn't fool any European policy-maker.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare's Senior Research Scientist Sheryl Fink was quoted in a widely distributed Canadian Press news article, saying the propsed changes were "completely unacceptable from an animal welfare point of view.”
Prior to the changes being posted in the Canada Gazette, IFAW submitted comments to the DFO, outlining why the amendments are entirely inadequate, and will do little to improve the way seals are killed in the course of Canada's commercial seal hunt.
You can read IFAW's comments here.