Canada's commercial seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on Earth. Shot or clubbed mainly for their fur, defenseless pups die a cruel death. HSI is campaigning to end this needless suffering.
April 13, 2016
HSI/Canada is the only organisation that bore witness to Canada’s annual commercial seal hunt, in which tens of thousands of harp seals – most just a few weeks of age – were shot, clubbed and skinned for their fur.
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).