Party leader Jim Harris yesterday stated in a release that, “This
government-subsidized seal hunt is a chapter in our history that needs to come
to a close.”
“This is the first time in memory that the leader of a
national party has spoken out against Canada's commercial seal hunt. This is
historic,” said Olivier Bonnet, IFAW's Canadian Director.
Subsidies are key to supporting this cruel and wasteful hunt.
Government-funded Coast Guard vessels smash pathways through the ice for sealers
to gain access to the seals.