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.
March 7, 2017
HSI applauds Switzerland for prohibiting the trade in products of commercial, non-indigenous seal hunts (including seal skins, oil, meat and organs). The decision aligns Switzerland with the European Union ban that has been in place since 2009.
February 28, 2017
During a recent parliamentary committee meeting, some Conservative and Liberal Members of Parliament openly discussed trading political support for the commercial slaughter of seals in Atlantic Canada for support for the British Columbia grizzly bear trophy hunt.
February 3, 2017
Humane Society International calls for further charges against Yarmouth fishermen accused of abusing and killing seal pup
Read a statement from Rebecca Aldworth, executive director for HSI/Canada, in the wake of media reports of three Yarmouth based men allegedly kicking, tormenting, and killing a baby seal.
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.