All Press Releases for Seals

14th July 2008
"The Canadian public is saying enough is enough." said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher for IFAW. "Canadians simply do not approve of the federal government continuing to waste their hard-earned tax dollars on the commercial seal hunt." When asked t Read more »
4th April 2008
Unacceptable cruelty, including the hooking and hoisting of a live seal into a boat has been documented at the hunt this week, at the very same time Canadian officials overseas are heralding this year to be the most humane seal hunt ever.  Read more »
28th March 2008
The team observed and documented sealers on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence hunting with hakapiks on the opening day of the hunt.  “We witnessed today a classic example of the cruelty associated with this hunt. We filmed as a sealer Read more »
28th March 2008
The team observed and documented sealers on the ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence hunting with hakapiks on the opening day of the hunt.  “We witnessed today a classic example of the cruelty associated with this hunt. We filmed as a sealer Read more »
28th March 2008
Canada’s commercial seal hunt is the largest hunt for marine mammals in the world. Hunters are allowed to kill pups as soon as they begin to molt their white coats, which occurs when the animals are about two weeks old. “In spite Read more »
27th March 2008
“Now that I have seen the actual text of the new condition of license, I’m left speechless by its inadequacy.” said Sheryl Fink, IFAW senior researcher and veteran seal hunt observer. “The impaling of live and conscious seal Read more »