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
6 years ago

this needs to stop, they are living just like us!!! its cruel!!its a bad rep to canada~!~ how would you like to be having fun until BAM! ur hitt over the head, bleeding to death, and thats not it, they skin them alive!! and awake!!

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

thats pathetic

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

THIS IS A TERRIBLE PHOTO AND EVERY SINGLE SEALER ON EARTH SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND ETERNALLY DEPRESSED FOR KILLING SUCH ADORABLE AND DEFENSLESS CREATURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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