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ProtectSeals News


April 3, 2018

Victory! India bans the import of seal fur and skins

In a landmark decision that will spare the lives of thousands of seals from slaughter by commercial sealing industries, India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade banned the import of skins of seals. Learn more »

April 11, 2017

Atlantic Canada’s baby seal slaughter begins

The Atlantic Canadian commercial slaughter of baby seals – in which tens of thousands of harp seals just a few weeks of age are shot and clubbed for their fur each year – opened today Learn more »

March 27, 2017

Canadian government opens seal slaughter weeks early, pups likely still nursing

The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed it would open the 2017 commercial seal slaughter in Newfoundland two weeks early even though there were mother seals likely still nursing their pups. Learn more »

March 27, 2017

Le gouvernement canadien ouvre la chasse aux phoques plus tôt, alors que les bébés ne sont probablement pas encore sevrés

Pêches et Océans Canada a confirmé que le massacre commercial des phoques commencerait deux semaines plus tôt à Terre-Neuve, soit le 28 mars, bien que certaines mères phoques n’ont sûrement toujours pas fini d’allaiter leurs petits. Learn more »

March 7, 2017

Switzerland bans trade in commercial seal products

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. Learn more »

February 28, 2017

Wildlife slaughter proponents unite

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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »



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