IFAW was founded in 1969 to bring an end to the hunt for whitecoat harp seal pups on the East Coast of Canada. Decades of documenting the cruelty at Canada’s commercial seal hunt has led IFAW to come to the same conclusion as numerous independent veterinary reviews: the hunt is inhumane and cannot be conducted humanely. Our campaign continues as we urge the government of Canada to end subsidies to the commercial seal hunt, and instead support efforts that will benefit the ocean ecosystem.
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