REPORT: Canadian government wants to market seal penises

The government’s plan will cost Canadian taxpayers more than $20 million dollars.Earlier this month, IFAW received through the Access to Information Act a shocking report commissioned in 2013 by the government of Canada, revealing a grisly plan to kill tens of thousands of grey seals.

One of the reasons: to make sex potions from their penises!

Among the more bizarre details the report proposes:   

  • grinding up seal carcasses to make “slurry”, which would be used to make seal hotdogs, meatballs, and other processed meat products ;
  • marketing seal-meat protein powder as a weight loss product;
  • using seal pelts as welding aprons and extreme weather shields for military applications; and
  • selling seal penises as sexual enhancement products to Asian buyers

Most outrageous of all: The government’s seal penis plan will cost Canadian taxpayers more than $20 million dollars!

The report follows on the heels of a 2010 study that suggested the slaughter and incineration of 220,000 grey seals in their Sable Island nursery.

For over two decades now, the Canadian government has financially supported the development and marketing of seal products.  The only problem?  Few people seem to want – or need- these products, and with markets disappearing, the seal slaughter should be coming to an end.  In 2014 just 82 of a 60,000 animal quota were killed.

In a last-ditch attempt to save this unnecessary industry, the government of Canada is now considering selling seal penis sex potions.

This must be stopped!


Please take action today and tell the government of Canada to stop slaughtering seals for their sex organs.  

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