SEAL HUNT

Michael Bernard, HSI/Canada

13 Days Of Peace Before The Hunt For Seals

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.
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Canada Doesn't Need A 'National Seal Products Day'

The comment was made that National Seal Products Day "makes a statement, not a holiday." But statements will do little to benefit Inuit sealers who could use real and tangible assistance in accessing the markets for products from their full-use seal hunt. They also fail to provide viable alternatives for fishermen in Atlantic Canada.

Hunting Season Begins

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 northeastern Newfoundland and southern Labrador, a...