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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April 17, 2015
Humane Society International/Canada calls on the Canadian government to invest in viable economic alternatives for sealers following an announcement today by the Canadian Sealers Association that the organization will scale back and restructure in light of financial challenges.
April 15, 2015
HSI/Canada reacted to the announcement from Carino Processing Ltd, Canada's top buyer of sealskins, that it will not purchase seal fur in 2015 and is refusing $1 million in financing offered by the Newfoundland government.
April 14, 2015
Sir Paul McCartney issued an impassioned appeal for an end to the senseless slaughter of baby harp seals taking place off Canada’s east coast.
April 8, 2015
Humane Society International/Canada condemned the government of Newfoundland and Labrador's announcement that it will provide a $2 million CAD bailout to Carino Company Ltd. and PhocaLux International Inc. to prop up the dying sealing industry.