Canada Seal Hunt

Inuit Singer's "Sealfie" Photo Sparks Backlash

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Music

Musician Tanya Tagaq showed her support for the Inuit seal hunt last week by posting a "sealfie" on her Twitter account. But the backlash she received...

Selling Europe On The Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Business

GENEVA - Canada's northern development minister says it was wrong for the World Trade Organization to uphold a European Union ban on seal products bas...

This Province Aims To Change Your Mind About The Seal Hunt

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is funding an awareness campaign aimed at seal industry "misconceptions" ahead of a World Trade Organizat...

Feds To Cut Big Cheque For Controversial Project

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador will spend almost $500,000 on a pilot project to offer seal meat at stores in Canada and overs...

On Seal Hunt, it's Canada vs. WTO

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

UPDATE: Ottawa will appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that says aspects of Europe's ban on imported seal products undermine fair trade but can ...

Bourdain Urges Chefs Reconsider Seal Hunt Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took to Twitter on Monday and urged high-profile chefs to reconsider their stance on the Canadian seal hunt and a boyc...

GRAPHIC: New Country Under Fire For Bloody Seal Hunt

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada

A newly released video is putting focus on the only seal hunt in the southern hemisphere. The graphic footage of the Namibian seal hunt, released b...

EU's Ban On Canadian Seal Products Here To Say

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's embattled sealing industry was dealt another blow Thursday when a European Union court upheld the EU's three-year-old ban on seal products.Th...

Anti-Seal Hunt Group Targets Politicians

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - For the first time in almost 20 years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare won't be sending a team of observers out on the Atlantic sea...

Slaughter's End?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business

SYDNEY, N.S. - An anti-sealing organization says the cancellation of the annual hunt on Hay Island off Cape Breton is another sign the commercial indu...

As the World Bans Seal Products Canada Must Ban the Hunt

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Rebecca Aldworth

Taiwan has just prohibited trade in marine mammals and their products. Canada's seal slaughter is the largest kill of marine mammals on Earth. For the seals and the sealers, it is high time Canada listened to countries like Taiwan and relegated commercial sealing to the history books where it belongs.

Bad Call on the Seal Cull, Senators

Sheryl Fink | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

There was plenty of evidence presented to the Senate Committee that a cull of grey seals would be scientifically risky, unethical, and expensive. Yet, on Tuesday, the senate recommended one anyway. In addition to scientists and sealers -- most Canadians are also opposed to a seal cull. First, It is unlikely that a cull in Eastern Canada would have a substantial positive effect on cod populations. Second, that the majority of grey seal diets consists of fatty forage fish such as herring, sand lance, and other small fish, and therefore they would not expect much, if any, benefit of culling seals on cod.

70,000 Killed This Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's fisheries minister says 70,000 harp seals have been killed during this year's commercial seal hunt — ...

In Defense of Seal Hunting

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

2012-04-17-sealbanner.jpg As of today, the natural balance of the Atlantic Coast's ecosystem is at risk because of the reduction in hunting, the threat of abolition and the recent overpopulation of the Harp seal. In Canada, seal hunters value utilizing this resource to its full potential demonstrating their communities' full commitment to respecting nature.

Why are Taxpayers Subsidizing the Dying Seal Slaughter Industry?

Nicholas dePencier Wright | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Nicholas dePencier Wright

2012-04-17-sealbanner.jpg The end of the industry is inevitable. It's time to take the politics out of the debate and redirect wasted taxpayer-supported subsidies to buy out the sealing licenses.

Sarah McLachlan Urges 'Exit Strategy' For Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him to stop the commercial seal hunt.The brief letter ...

The Seal Hunt Is Back For Another Year

CBC | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada Business

The seal hunt in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence officially opened Tuesday morning. The harvest further north and off the n...

Dried-Up Markets Won't Slow Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada

HALIFAX - Conservation groups say the federal Fisheries Department is acting "recklessly" by setting an annual harp seal quota of 400,000 animals at a...

This Year's Seal Hunt A Bust

CBC | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada Business

An extremely small number of grey seals were killed during the annual hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this year. Sealers sai...

Althia Raj

The Sealing Industry Is Dead: Senator | Althia Raj | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — While MPs prepare to pose Thursday for photographs with seal fur pins on their lapels in support of the sealing industry, one Liberal senat...

Show Your Support For The Slaughter -- Wear A Genuine Seal Fur Pin

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal fisheries minister is encouraging all members of Parliament to show their support for Canada's embattled sealing industry by wear...

Future Looks Bleak For Seal Industry After Rumoured Russian Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The federal government has confirmed Russia is planning to impose restrictions on the importation of harp seal pelts in the next two weeks.A...

Another Blow For Canadian Seal Hunt

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Animal welfare activists say Canada's embattled commercial sealing industry is threatened with imminent extinction because it is losing acce...

Seals Before Trade Deals: Slaughter Risks $12 Billion Trade Deal

Nick Wright | Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada
Nick Wright

Harper must stop playing politics and do what's best for the country -- withdraw the WTO challenge and end the cruel commercial seal slaughter. No matter which way you look at it, the seal slaughter is cruel, costly and unsustainable.

Seal Hunt Crawls To A Close

CP | Posted 08.14.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- HALIFAX - As the annual East Coast seal hunt draws to a close, federal officials said that this season was one of the worst sinc...