All Content for Seals

Northern Gulf seal hunt opens with a fizzle
11th April 2012 by Sheryl Fink
And so it begins…day one of the Canadian commercial seal hunt in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence The International Read more »
IFAW: $3.6 million sealing industry bailout is a waste
5th April 2012 by kradziszewska
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) condemns the Canadian government's decision to provide $3.6 million in Read more »
28th March 2012 by Sheryl Fink
This post was modified from a yet unpublished letter to the editors of Canada’s Corner Brook Western Star newspaper Read more »
The decision to continue the Canadian commercial seal hunt is difficult to under
26th March 2012 by Sheryl Fink
What a week it has been! The plans of the International Fund for Animal Welfare seal team have been shifting as quickly as Read more »
What if Canada opened a commercial seal hunt and no one came?
22nd March 2012 by Sheryl Fink
Today is the opening day of the commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St Lawrence, although one would be hard pressed to know Read more »
© IFAW/S. Cook
20th March 2012 by kradziszewska
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that by setting a Total Allowable Catch of 400,000 harp seals, Canada Read more »
End Canada’s commercial seal hunt

It’s time for Canada’s commercial seal hunt to end.

Every spring, seal pups between 3 weeks and 3 months of age are brutally shot, clubbed and skinned. Their carcasses are left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean.

Seals are dying needlessly for an industry that wouldn’t exist but for government subsidies. Most of the world no longer needs or wants seals products. Still the killing continues.

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has a historic opportunity to end the commercial seal hunt once and for all.

Please take action today to save seals.

Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic Leblanc to develop a plan to buy out commercial sealing licenses, and end the commercial seal hunt now.

A quick note from you today can help save seals. We have prepared a template email for you to send as is, or with your own respectful comments.