All Press Releases for Seals

17th July 2006
“It is high time Namibia stopped culling Cape Fur seals,” said Jason Bell-Leask, IFAW Director Southern Africa. The Namibian Government justifies its annual seal hunt by claiming that the seal population poses a threat to the loca Read more »
12th April 2006
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has already demonstrated their inability to manage this hunt this year, with the Gulf of St. Lawrence component going almost 20 percent over the quota set by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Ther Read more »
24th March 2006
Canada has allowed nearly a million seals to be killed over the past three years, the largest hunt of marine mammals in the world. This year’s government quota is 325,000 seals, one of the highest since the hunt began. Canada’s seal hu Read more »
24th March 2006
“There is almost no ice out here,” IFAW’s Canada director Olivier Bonnet said today, after flying over the region to assess the situation. “There are also very few seals to be seen this year. Everyone is asking, where are th Read more »
16th March 2006
Dear Premier Williams,Thank you for your reply to my letter of March 7th, which sought to correct various inaccurate comments you made regarding the International Fund for Animal Welfare during your appearance on Larry King Live on CNN March 3rd. Read more »
15th March 2006
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Minister Loyola Hearn released a one-year Total Allowable Catch (TAC) that allows 325,000 seals to be killed this year. “Unbelievable; with all of the risks already facing the harp seal p Read more »