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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October 10, 2014
Humane Society International/Canada applauded the Canadian government and the European Union for working to ensure an exemption for products of traditional Inuit seal hunts, included in the 2009 EU ban on commercial seal product trade, is applied fairly to all Inuit communities.
September 22, 2014
HSI praised the Swiss Council of States, the upper house of the Swiss federal legislature, for approving a bill to prohibit seal product trade. The decision follows a 2012 vote by the Swiss National Council (the lower house of the federal legislature) in favour of banning seal products.
May 22, 2014
The WTO upheld the EU's right to prohibit trade in the products of commercial seal hunts for public moral reasons based on animal welfare.
May 22, 2014
The World Trade Organization ruled in regards to the Canadian and Norwegian appeal of a 2013 WTO Panel decision in favour of the European Union ban on seal product trade.