All Blog Posts for Seals

Only true seals are found on the East Coast.
17th August 2015 Kristen Patchett
Allison Hardman is currently an intern with the IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research team based at IFAW headquarters. Read more »
See our expansive “One Cape Cod” photograph exhibit highlighting the local marin
6th July 2015 Erica Martin
At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we rescue and protect animals in more than 40 countries… Read more »
Twenty years on, the seal hunt’s dependence on government support continues
14th May 2015 Sheryl Fink
In my files, I have an internal Canadian government memo. I pull it out and look at it often. It recommends phasing out the Read more »
A seal is carefully restrained by the author so that we can conduct a thorough p
27th April 2015 Kristen Patchett
Amanda Liebau, one of MMRR’s Response Interns, recently had assisted with the capture and initial treatment of a seal Read more »
13th April 2015 Sheryl Fink
Warning this video from 2012 contains graphic material. IFAW has spent decades documenting what really happens at Canada Read more »
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
10th April 2015 Azzedine Downes
In 1969, Brian Davies founded IFAW to end Canada’s commercial seal hunt. Forty five years later, we are still working 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 Hunter Tootoo 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.