Canada Seals

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 t...

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 ...