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.
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.
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.