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December 15, 2014

Norway Cancels Subsidies to Commercial Sealing Industry

The Norwegian government voted to end subsidies to the Norwegian commercial sealing industry, earning praise from Humane Society International/Canada. Learn more »

December 2, 2014

Canadian Sealers Propose Bill to Stop Cameras From Documenting Slaughter

Wayne's comments regarding a call by Dion Dakins, CEO of the largest seal processor in Canada, for a bill to outlaw independent observation of the commercial seal hunt. Learn more »

November 26, 2014

Sealing Industry Tries to Conceal Seal Hunt Cruelty

Dion Dakins, executive director of Canada’s largest seal processor, called for a bill to effectively outlaw all independent observation of commercial sealing in Canada. Learn more »

October 10, 2014

HSI Canada Welcomes EU-Canada Statement on Trade in Products of Traditional Inuit Seal Hunts

Humane Society International/Canada applauded the Canadian government and the European Union for working to ensure an exemption for products of traditional Inuit seal hunts, included in the 2009 EU ban on commercial seal product trade, is applied fairly to all Inuit communities. Learn more »

September 22, 2014

Swiss Council of States Approves Bill to Ban Seal Product Trade

HSI praised the Swiss Council of States, the upper house of the Swiss federal legislature, for approving a bill to prohibit seal product trade. The decision follows a 2012 vote by the Swiss National Council (the lower house of the federal legislature) in favour of banning seal products. Learn more »

May 22, 2014

World Trade Organization Rules for Seals, Says Animal Welfare Counts

The WTO upheld the EU's right to prohibit trade in the products of commercial seal hunts for public moral reasons based on animal welfare. Learn more »

May 22, 2014

Historic WTO Ruling Upholds EU Ban on Seal Product Trade

The World Trade Organization ruled in regards to the Canadian and Norwegian appeal of a 2013 WTO Panel decision in favour of the European Union ban on seal product trade. Learn more »



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