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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 »

May 6, 2015

Canadian Senators Discuss Banning Media and NGO Documentation of Seal Slaughter

HSI/Canada condemned the Canadian Senate Fisheries Committee for reportedly holding a closed session to discuss a proposal by Liberal Sen. Céline Hervieux-Payette to outlaw filming the commercial seal hunt. Learn more »

April 22, 2015

Government Waste Persists with Pointless Commercial Seal Hunt Subsidies

HSI/Canada condemned the Harper government for providing millions of tax dollars in the 2015 federal budget "to help secure new market access for Canadian seal products." Learn more »

April 17, 2015

Buyout for Sealers Urged as Sealing Organization Struggles

Humane Society International/Canada calls on the Canadian government to invest in viable economic alternatives for sealers following an announcement today by the Canadian Sealers Association that the organization will scale back and restructure in light of financial challenges. Learn more »

April 15, 2015

Government Sealing Industry "Investment" is a Sham

HSI/Canada reacted to the announcement from Carino Processing Ltd, Canada's top buyer of sealskins, that it will not purchase seal fur in 2015 and is refusing $1 million in financing offered by the Newfoundland government. Learn more »

April 14, 2015

Sir Paul McCartney Calls for an End to Canada’s Brutal Commercial Seal Hunt

Sir Paul McCartney issued an impassioned appeal for an end to the senseless slaughter of baby harp seals taking place off Canada’s east coast. Learn more »

April 8, 2015

Massive Government Sealing Subsidy is Shameful

Humane Society International/Canada condemned the government of Newfoundland and Labrador's announcement that it will provide a $2 million CAD bailout to Carino Company Ltd. and PhocaLux International Inc. to prop up the dying sealing industry. Learn more »



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