Canada Seals

13 Days Of Peace Before The Hunt For Seals

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Rebecca Aldworth

That is all the time the Canadian government afforded seals to give birth to and nurse their pups. The sealers claim they will target adult seals in this section of the hunt. But for mother seals and their very young pups, it spells disaster. Sealing boats crashing through the ice, gunfire and the cries of dying seals will shatter the peace of the nursery.

Seals And Sea Lions Pay The Price For B.C. Salmon Farming

Jeff Matthews | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Impact
Jeff Matthews

"Marine mammal interactions" (a.k.a. deaths) are a well-known and inevitable consequence of open-pen salmon farming. It's hard not to see how putting large numbers of slow-moving, artificially fattened fish directly into the habitat of hungry sea lions is flawed by design.

Puppy Or Seal Pup: Can You Tell The Difference?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living

Time for your daily dose of cute!

It's Time for Canada to Support a Fair Seal Industry Buyout

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Rebecca Aldworth

It is fast becoming apparent that the Newfoundland government "investment" in the commercial seal slaughter is simply a make-work project. Encouraging fishermen to make economic decisions based on markets that will never materialize serves only the executives of the seal processors. More than 35 nations have already prohibited their trade in the primary products of Canada's commercial seal slaughter and there is no future in commercial sealing. It is time the Canadian and provincial governments put their support behind a fair sealing industry buyout.

Zoo Seal Dies In Tragic Accident

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Living

WINNIPEG - A seal has drowned at Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park Zoo after his head became stuck to an underwater drain.The animal was unable to get free ...

Rare Footage Shows Seals Forcefully Trying To Have Sex With Penguins

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Living

It may be one of the most disturbing things you see today, and scientists on the Marion Island in the sub-Antarctic Indian Ocean find it just as unexp...

Vancouver Aquarium Disputes Whistleblower's Seal Story

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium disagrees with a former animal trainer who says that seals transferred to an Ontario facility are in poor health. Philip De...

LOOK: Adorable Seal Pups Released

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has been rescuing and releasing marine animals since the 1960s, resulting in thousands of rehabil...

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...

The Proposed Seal Cull is Unscientific and Just Plain Wrong

Hal Whitehead | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Hal Whitehead

I am a scientist who has studied marine mammals off eastern Canada for the past 35 years. The concept of a seal cull to improve Maritime groundfish stocks is not scientifically defensible. It is simply not known whether seals have a positive or negative effect on groundfish populations. A large cull of grey seals in the Maritimes will not help our understanding. Removing native species is scientifically indefensible, and, from my perspective, morally wrong.

Rae to Maher on Seal Hunt: Blubber, Blubber, Blunder

Sheryl Fink | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

Bill Maher wrote to interim Liberal leader Bob Rae expecting the Liberals to do better than the Conservatives in their blind support of Canada's commercial seal hunt. Sadly, the response was typical of what's usually seen from politicians: excuses and sad attempts to deflect from the issues at hand.

Canadian-Born Seals Die En Route To U.S. Zoo

CBC | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Travel

Two harbour seals born in a London, Ont., theme park have died during transport to an American zoo where they were supposed to live out their final ye...

Althia Raj

Senator Slams 'Vegetarians ' Opposed To Seal Hunt | Althia Raj | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Liberal Sen. Mac Harb's anti-seal hunt bill will finally be the subject of debate in the Senate Harb gained the initial support of fellow L...

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...

Cull Seals, Help Fish: Report

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada

HALIFAX - An advisory panel is calling on Ottawa to approve a cull that would result in the killing of 70 per cent of the grey seals that feed in the ...