IFAW comments on Proposed Amendments to Marine Mammal Regulations

IFAW comments on Proposed Amendments to Marine Mammal Regulations

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) would like to thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Amendments to Sections 2, 28 and 29 of the Marine Mammal Regulations.
IFAW remains opposed to Canada's commercial seal hunt, and our comments should not be interpreted as indicating otherwise. As an animal welfare organization with almost 40 years of experience with Canada's commercial seal hunt, IFAW considers this hunt to be
inherently inhumane and we remain unconvinced that any changes to the Regulations will adequately address our concerns about humane killing practices.
That being said, as long as seals continue to be killed in Canada's commercial seal hunt, it is our opinion that the current Marine Mammal Regulations (MMR) are inadequate to ensure humane killing and require improvement.

Experts

Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag, Country Director, Germany
Country Director, Germany
Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director, IFAW Canada
Wildlife Campaigns Director, IFAW Canada
Sonja Van Tichelen, Regional Director, European Union
Regional Director, European Union