April 3, 2012
In the wake of closures of multiple major markets for seal products and the announcement from NuTan, Canada’s largest seal fur buyer, that it would stop processing seals, HSI/Canada urges the Canadian authorities to cease their financial support of sealing and redirect their efforts and resources towards an industry buyout instead.
April 2, 2012
Rebecca Aldworth contemplates the prospect of witnessing the 2012 Canadian commercial seal slaughter.
March 30, 2012
HSI/Canada Statement on the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans Grey Seal Management Hearings
Read a statement from HSI/Canada's executive director Rebecca Aldworth, in response to a proposed cull of grey seals.
March 22, 2012
HSI/UK Condemns Canada For Setting 400,000 Seal Slaughter Quota Despite Cruelty and Climate Change Threats
HSI/UK condemned the reckless 2012 commercial seal hunt quota set by the Canadian government to permit the slaughter of 400,000 harp seals.
March 21, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada is calling on the Canadian government to immediately cancel the 2012 commercial seal slaughter, due to the devastating effects of yet another year of poor sea ice formation on seal populations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
March 20, 2012
Humane Society International/Canada condemned the reckless 2012 seal hunt quota allowing for the slaughter of 400,000 harp seals.
March 19, 2012
Humane Society International/Europe submitted a 20,000-signature petition to the European Parliament’s Petitions Committee on 20 March, urging MEPs to defend the EU’s Regulation prohibiting seal products from being placed on the EU market.
March 5, 2012
HSI/Canada Condemns Shameless Call by Sealing Industry Lobbyists for Massive Government Subsidy to Stockpile Seal Skins
With hundreds of thousands of seal skins already reportedly stockpiled, sealing industry lobbyists called on the Canadian government to subsidize more stockpiling.
March 2, 2012
HSI Canada called on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to investigate the unexplained deaths of hundreds of grey seals on Hay Island in February 2012.
January 13, 2012
Chinese advocates protested at the annual Beijing International Fur and Leather Product Expo after having been alerted to the announced attendance of a Canadian seal product marketing firm.
December 19, 2011
HSI Canada Calls for Canadian Sealing Industry Buyout Following Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus Seal Fur Ban
HSI Canada commends the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus for prohibiting further import and export of fur from harp seals, the primary targets of Canada’s commercial seal hunt.
December 15, 2011
HSI Canada Statement on the Federal Government’s Rejection of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act, Bill C-308
HSI Canada condemned the federal government’s rejection of Bill C-308, a proposal to establish a Federal Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
December 14, 2011
Humane Society International/Canada Statement on the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Rebuilding Act, Bill C-308
Humane Society International/Canada supports the establishment of a Federal Commission of Inquiry into the development and implementation of a national fishery rebuilding strategy for fish stocks off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
December 12, 2011
HSI and Chinese NGOs campaigned actively against seal product trade in 2011.
November 11, 2011
Humane Society International/Canada condemned Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield for his baseless and uninformed promotion of a massive cull of grey seals off Canada’s east coast.
November 2, 2011
Canadian and European Parliamentarians Join HSI Canada in Calling for Withdrawal of Reckless WTO Challenge Against EU Seal Product Trade Ban
HSI Canada, joined by Canadian and European Parliamentarians called upon the Canadian government to withdraw its World Trade Organization challenge against the EU ban on seal product trade. The Parliamentarians urged the Canadian government to support Atlantic Canadian sealers and their families by implementing a federal buyout of the commercial sealing industry.
November 2, 2011
Des Parlementaires Canadiens et Européens Rejoignent HSI Canada dans l'Appel au Retrait de la Plainte de Contestation Irréfléchie à l’OMC Contre l’Interdiction du Commerce des Produits Dérivés du Phoque de l’UE
Les parlementaires ont appelé le gouvernement canadien à soutenir les phoquiers du Canada atlantique et leurs familles en mettant en œuvre un rachat de l’industrie phoquière commerciale par le gouvernement fédéral.
October 17, 2011
HSI Canada Commends European Parliament’s Stance Against the Seal Hunt During Canada-EU Free Trade Talks
At the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement negotiations, more than 100 Members of the European Parliament signed an open letter to the Canadian government stating that the European Parliament should not support CETA until Canada withdraws its WTO challenge against the EU seal product trade ban.
September 14, 2011
HSI Canada commended a landmark decision by the European General Court to dismiss a case challenging the 2010 European Union prohibition on trade in products of commercial seal kills.
August 31, 2011
A comprehensive study on the economics of seal hunting and seal watching in Namibia commissioned by international animal welfare organizations demonstrated that seals are worth far more alive than dead.