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ProtectSeals News


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 »

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 »



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