Less than 5 percent of a sealer’s annual income comes from the seal slaughter. A federal industry buyout would end the Canadian seal hunt and allow sealers to be compensated for this loss of income—a dollar amount that would actually be cheaper than continuing to prop up the dying seal industry each year. Take action now.
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September 8, 2015
HSI applauded the European Parliament for voting to strengthen the EU ban on trade in cruel commercial seal hunt products, finally seeing off years of legal challenges by Canada and Norway.
September 3, 2015
European Court of Justice Dismisses Final Sealing Industry Appeal in Case Seeking to Annul the EU Ban on Trade in Seal Products
HSI applauds the European Court of Justice ruling to reject an appeal brought by commercial sealing interests and some Inuit representatives with regard to the EU ban on trade in seal products.
June 4, 2015
HSI commended the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee for rejecting amendments that would have reintroduced a controversial exemption for products of so-called Marine Resource Management hunts (seal culls).
May 6, 2015
HSI/Canada condemned the Canadian Senate Fisheries Committee for reportedly holding a closed session to discuss a proposal by Liberal Sen. Céline Hervieux-Payette to outlaw filming the commercial seal hunt.