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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 »

April 13, 2016

As Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt Begins, HSI Witnesses Slaughter on the Ice

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. Learn more »

September 8, 2015

EU Strengthens Trade Ban on Cruel Seal Hunt Products, Sends Strong Moral Message to Canada & Norway

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. Learn more »

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. Learn more »

June 4, 2015

European Parliament Committee Votes to Strengthen EU Ban on Seal Product Trade

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). Learn more »



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