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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March 3, 2015
Humane Society International/Canada condamne les quotas irresponsables de la chasse aux phoques fixés par Gail Shea, la ministre des Pêches et des Océans, qui autorise le massacre de 468 000 phoques du Groenland, phoques à capuchon et phoques gris.
March 2, 2015
Humane Society International/Canada condemned the 2015 seal hunt quota of 468,000 harp, hooded and grey seals set by Fisheries Minister Gail Shea.
February 6, 2015
Animal Welfare Triumphs as European Commission Proposes Strengthening the EU Ban on Cruel Seal Product Trade
The European Commission proposed strengthening the European Union ban on seal product trade, closing previous loopholes and appearing to bring it into compliance with recommendations from the World Trade Organization.
December 15, 2014
The Norwegian government voted to end subsidies to the Norwegian commercial sealing industry, earning praise from Humane Society International/Canada.