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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December 15, 2014
The Norwegian government voted to end subsidies to the Norwegian commercial sealing industry, earning praise from Humane Society International/Canada.
December 2, 2014
Wayne's comments regarding a call by Dion Dakins, CEO of the largest seal processor in Canada, for a bill to outlaw independent observation of the commercial seal hunt.
November 26, 2014
Dion Dakins, executive director of Canada’s largest seal processor, called for a bill to effectively outlaw all independent observation of commercial sealing in Canada.
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.