Grey Seal Cull

Grey Seal Cull: Making the Ethical Choice

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

The main argument of those who oppose the grey seal cull is that there is no market for seal-derived products. But this market is so successful that Canadian products were exported to 35 countries between 2005 and 2011, bringing in US$70 million. It is more ethical to humanely and sustainably harvest animals and subsequently market them, then it is to harvest them only to let them rot.

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.

Senate Wants MASSIVE Seal Cull

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: The Senate committee has recommended a seal cull, CBC reports. The cull will affect 70,000 in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Senate...