All Press Releases for Seals

12th January 2011
IFAW asserts that while this is a political agreement between China and Canada, Chinese consumers will be the ones to decide the fate of seal products. Once Chinese consumers are made aware of the realities of Canada’s commercial seal hunt, IFA Read more »
11th January 2011
Rejected by the EU, which banned seal product sales last year, Canada has returned to China on the hunt for new consumers. The Canadian Government is assuming that Chinese consumers will condone the cruel slaughter of seals. “The Chinese eat an Read more »
19th August 2010
The EU seal product ban is perhaps the largest single victory in IFAW’s 40 year campaign to end commercial seal hunting. “We are absolutely delighted with this legislation,” said Lesley O’Donnell, director of IFAW EU. “I Read more »
8th April 2010
Twenty-three sealing vessels from Newfoundland and Labrador have hailed out in search of concentrations of seal pups on whatever ice is still available. “In the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence we witnessed harp seal pups struggling to survive on Read more »
24th March 2010
IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – reports that the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially devoid of both ice and seals. “The conditions t Read more »
15th March 2010
“The Canadian government looks absurd calling for 330,000 seals to be slaughtered when there may not even be that many pups left alive,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior researcher with IFAW. Harp seals require stable ice platforms to give bir Read more »