March 27, 2017
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.
March 7, 2017
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.
February 28, 2017
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.
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.
January 4, 2017
The UK imports fur from countries whose fur farm conditions are as bad, or worse, than those we outlawed domestically. Where is all this imported fur going?
April 13, 2016
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.
September 8, 2015
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.
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.
June 4, 2015
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).
May 6, 2015
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.
April 22, 2015
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."
April 17, 2015
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.
April 15, 2015
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.
April 14, 2015
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.
April 8, 2015
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.
March 24, 2015
Platinum-selling vocal sensation Jackie Evancho is using her voice to help save seals. Evancho stars in a new PSA about the plight of the baby seals who are victims of commercial sealing.
March 20, 2015
Recommendation to European Court of Justice to Uphold EU Ban on Trade in Products of Commercial Seal Hunts Commended
The EU Advocate General Kokott urged the European Court of Justice to reject an appeal brought by commercial sealing interests and some Inuit representatives.
March 3, 2015
Humane Society International/Canada condamne les quotas irresponsables de la chasse aux phoques fixés par Gail Shea, la ministre des Pêches et des Océans, qui autorise le massacre de 468 000 phoques du Groenland, phoques à capuchon et phoques gris.
March 2, 2015
Humane Society International/Canada condemned the 2015 seal hunt quota of 468,000 harp, hooded and grey seals set by Fisheries Minister Gail Shea.
February 6, 2015
Animal Welfare Triumphs as European Commission Proposes Strengthening the EU Ban on Cruel Seal Product Trade
The European Commission proposed strengthening the European Union ban on seal product trade, closing previous loopholes and appearing to bring it into compliance with recommendations from the World Trade Organization.