Good news! Hay Island grey seal slaughter on hold.

Hay-island-grey-seal Yesterday a beacon of hope appeared for the grey seal pups born last month, as various news articles  reported that  the Hay Island grey seal slaughter might not occur after all. Not only have sealers been faced with poor weather, but the worldwide recession has reduced demand for seal pelts. Seal fur is used to make expensive luxury garments such as fur coats, vests, and purses - unnecessary items at any time, and not something that people tend to buy during tough economic conditions. In addition, it was stated that one of the fur processors was having "equipment problems" at the plant which prevented them from buying any pelts at this time.
 
While this news is encouraging, we need to continue to pressure the Canadian government to bring and end to this slaughter.  The commercial hunting of seals is unwanted, unnecessary, inhumane and wasteful.  With fur markets clearly in decline, there is no better time for the Canadian government to stop the annual killing of seal pups, and work instead to help find sustainable alternatives for sealers.

Comments: 2

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

As a Canadian, I could not be happier to hear that the grey seal hunt has ben canceled. I am completley and fully behind everyones work who is trying to stop this unnecessary masacre. Now to stop the hapr seal hunt. Way to go everyone. WOOT WOOT

 
Anonymous
5 years ago

If I won the lotto, I would offer $100.00 per seal for the fishermen

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