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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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.
April 22, 2015
HSI/Canada condemned the Harper government for providing millions of tax dollars in the 2015 federal budget "to help secure new market access for Canadian seal products."
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.