Seal Hunt Canada

Canada Just Passed A New National Day Celebrating Seal Slaughter

Sheryl Fink | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

Although the purpose of National Seal Products Day is supposedly to celebrate the importance of the seal hunt for Canada's indigenous people and coastal communities, politicians have inexplicably chosen to focus on seal "products" rather than the people, culture and traditions that have been historically involved in seal hunting.

Canada Urged To Abandon Seal Hunt After EU Tightens Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business

MONTREAL — An animal rights advocate is urging the Canadian government to finally abandon its efforts to save the commercial seal hunt after the...

East Coast Seal Hunt Catch Is The Lowest In Two Decades

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2016 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The federal Fisheries department says fewer than 40,000 seals were landed during this year's East Coast commercial hunt, making it ...

Hunting Season Begins

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The annual seal hunt off Newfoundland and Labrador will open Sunday.The federal Fisheries Department says sealers on the Front off ...

The Seal Hunt Is A Total Bust

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A big drop in the commercial seal hunt off Newfoundland this spring can be blamed on heavy sea ice and international trade blockade...

Ban On Canadian Seal Products 'Necessary To Protect Morals': WTO

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Canada lost its bid to overturn Europe's ban on imported seal products Thursday but seized on World Trade Organization findings tha...

Anti-Seal Hunt Activists Thwarting Trade Deal: Fisheries Minister

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - A trade agreement to sell Canadian seal meat in China announced more than three years ago has been largely thwarted by animal rights activis...

Selling Europe On The Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | 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...

Ottawa Appeals Ruling On Seal Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa has filed its appeal of a World Trade Organization ruling that says aspects of Europe's ban on importing seal products undermine fair ...

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 ...

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...

The Big Contribution Chinese Ancient Beliefs Have On Animal Extinction

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

Asiatic Bears are farmed for their bile juice -- a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) -- alleged to fight fever, cleanse the liver, and improve vision. There is no scientific evidence to substantiate these claims. But the bears are not the only victims of such inhumane practice, more than 1800 animals are used in TCM drugs.

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...

Seal Hunt Called Off For N.S. Island

CP | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada

SYDNEY, N.S. - A group of Cape Breton seal hunters say they've decided to call off the annual slaughter on Hay Island.Spokesman Robert Courtney says t...

50 Seals Mysteriously Bludgeoned To Death, Reward Offered

CBC | Posted 04.04.2013 | Canada Politics

The Canadian arm of Humane Society International is offering a $1,000 reward to help find who's responsible for the bludgeoning deaths of 50 seals on ...

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.

EU Killing Seals While Banning Canadian Seal Products

CBC | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Sealers Association is slamming European politicians for allowing seals to be killed within their own waters, while banning Canadian seal...

Canadian Politicians, Wake Up and End the Seal Slaughter

Sen. Mac Harb | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Impact
Sen. Mac Harb

On August 4, I was honoured to receive a humanitarian award from PETA for introducing Bill S-210 to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. No international markets remain for this trade, but politicians from all parties prop it up each year with millions in wasted tax dollars. It's time for Canadian politicians to face the fact that the commercial seal-slaughter industry is over.

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 — ...

Althia Raj

PETA Seal Hunt Ad Too Much For Canadian TV | Althia Raj | Posted 05.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The image of a harp seal bleeding to death is apparently too graphic for Canadian television. The Television Bureau of Canada, an industry group th...

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.

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...

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.