All Press Releases for Seals

27 February 2009
The announcement of this new accord between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MPR) and the State Fisheries Committee came just one day after Russia’s Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin said “[this] is such a bloody hunt, an Read more »
23 July 2008
The proposal, announced today (Wed) by EU Environment Commissioner Mr. Stavros Dimas, comes after growing political opposition and a huge public outcry in the European Union about the ongoing commercial hunts for young seals. Opinion polls in EU M Read more »
14 July 2008
"The Canadian public is saying enough is enough." said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher for IFAW. "The Canadian public is saying enough is enough." said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher for IFAW. "Canadians simply do not approve Read more »
14 July 2008
"The Canadian public is saying enough is enough." said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher for IFAW. "The Canadian public is saying enough is enough." said Sheryl Fink, Senior Researcher for IFAW. "Canadians simply do not approve Read more »
4 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 »
28 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 »