Rebecca Aldworth
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Rebecca Aldworth is executive director of Humane Society International-Canada, and has observed commercial seal hunts off Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec for the last 16 years.

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

(18) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 12:51 PM

For a time, many of us had hope that the 2015 commercial seal slaughter might not happen.

Rumour had it that seal processors were unable to find markets and might not be in a position to buy baby seal skins this spring. But just days before the sealing season...

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Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt Is the Shame of Our Nation

(223) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 9:15 AM

In the coming days, Canada's commercial seal hunt -- the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet -- will open off the coast of Newfoundland.

Many Canadians, and millions more concerned individuals watching around the world, hoped the hunt would not go ahead this year, given...

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The Commercial Seal Hunt Must Be Stopped

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:42 AM

I grew up in a small sealing town in Newfoundland, and for most of my adult life I've campaigned to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. In all that time, I have never once opposed Inuit subsistence sealing, which happens at a much smaller scale, for different reasons, in another part...

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Help the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign End Cosmetics Animal Testing

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign is giving the beauty industry a makeover worldwide, leading negotiations with governments and companies to put an end to cosmetics animal testing -- forever.

We were a driving force in making the European Union the world's largest cruelty-free cosmetics zone. We led the charge...

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Our Policy On Animal Testing is Distinctly Un-Canadian

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 5:34 PM

It's 2014, and animals are still being blinded, poisoned and killed to test new beauty products or their ingredients.

A year ago this month, Humane Society International's Be Cruelty-Free campaign celebrated a landmark victory, as Europe became the world's first cruelty-free cosmetics market by banning...

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As the World Bans Seal Products Canada Must Ban the Hunt

(91) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 4:07 PM

In today's global economy, enlightened trade decisions made in one part of the world can save animals thousands of miles away.

Such is the case with Taiwan, which has just prohibited trade in marine mammals and their products. The move is a significant gain in the effort to protect...

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