The canadian seal hunt is the largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world since 2002, more than 2 million seals, most less than three months of age, have been brutally clubbed and shot to death on the ice floes of canada now it has come to light that owners of a california-based company have. An update on our seal hunt campaign in 2009, we campaigned to bring an end to the commercial seal hunt, asking customers and staff to sign a petition addressed to prime minister harper calling for the end of federal support for the hunt despite an overall decline in demand for seal products, canadian tax money is still. In 1987 he and his team were the catalyst for a vitally important ban on the culling of baby whitecoat seals that victory saved more than 25 million seals, and remains one of the greatest animal welfare achievements the world has ever known unfortunately, every year the canadian government still allows hunters to kill. The european union's executive commission, pressured by the european parliament to ban all canadian seal products, says it will investigate the hunt aldworth is optimistic “i think the implications are very serious for the canadian seal hunt i think it spells the end of commercial sealing in canada,” she. The seal hunt is viewed by many people in canada and abroad as unsound and unsustainable this is particularly true now that climate change has increased pup mortality in spring due to thin ice and/or a lack of ice in the gulf of st lawrence.
It is also important to note that the growing number of international bans against seal products allow for the sale of products created by inuit hunters, but the canadian government has done very little to help native people benefit from the exemption after all, the fact that only 3% of the hundreds of thousands of seal pelts in. The united states, the european union, mexico, south africa, russia, belarus, kazakhstan, and taiwan have all banned seal fur (though seal meat and supplements remain available in taiwan and south korea) due to these restrictions, the seal hunt is no longer profitable still, the canadian government continues to. It's disgusting and useless, simple as that why do we feel the need to slaughter and brutally butcher these innocent creatures people just don't understand the importance of life if i had to chose between killing a human or killing a seal, i would gladly kill a human humans have no positive effect on this world the only.
The annual canadian seal hunt is not only controversial and, many people believe, cruel it is also an economic drain on the canadian government, costing processing, and marketing of seals, she said, including an estimated ca$10 million to challenge a european union ban on the seal-product trade. Sealing in nunavut represents between $4 million to $6 million of food each year before the european union seal ban, incomes from seal pelts could reach up to $1 million annually those incomes allowed inuit to buy the equipment and gas necessary to continue to hunt, thus provide then with a crucial. Myths and realities : the atlantic canada seal hunt myth #1: the hunting of harp seal pups (whitecoats) and hooded seal pups (bluebacks) is illegal – and has been since 1987 marine myth #4: the canadian government is allowing sealers to kill thousands of seals to help with the recovery of cod stocks. Ms peter said she was offended by the wto decision to uphold the ban it is immoral and inhumane toward the canadian sealers, she said how do we make a living dion dakins, the chair of the sealing network and the president of a seal processing company, said seal hunting is the key to the.
Vinced sealing groups to support a moratorium on the hunting of whitecoats still, the canadian government refused to give in: it guaranteed to pay sealers 80 per- cent of the value of the seal pelts that year (cbc 1984) clearly, the offer of subsidies was not enough in 1984 and 1985, be- cause of the european ban on the. There has always been talk about the controversial matter of stopping the hunt for harp seals and how to resolve the issue but the question is, how and why how the millions of sealers (seal hunters) could be cut short for their strong passion of slaughtering baby harp seals the truth is, there really is no way to stop every.
Victories can sometimes be elusive in the animal protection world, but we're very happy with these two: (1) that seal products are now banned in the us and in 2010, canada's department of fisheries and oceans (dfo) sanctioned a commercial hunt to “control” the seal population on sable island – a. The rest of the world, including the uk, is repelled by the extreme cruelty of the hunt – a hunt which does so much harm to canada's international reputation i am very pleased that the trade in commercial seal products has been banned by the european union no livelihoods depend on the commercial seal hunt for the.
Today, ignoring clear evidence of the cruelty of seal hunting and the global outcry against it, the canadian government continues to support the industry but as it continues, the international pressure to end seal hunting grows in august 2010, the european parliament and council of the european union's ban of the trade in. Unfortunately it also took with it a much needed source of revenue and jobs for indigenous peoples in canada who had always hunted seal for in a press release today, peter taptuna, premier of nunavut was quoted saying, “the eu ban on the import of seal products continues to affect nunavut sealskin. As canada gears up to open its grisly commercial seal hunting season, india has made the laudable decision to join 36 other countries in banning the import of seal furs and skins the directorate general of foreign trade for india announced the decision this week following an extensive campaign run by. In a blow to the canadian seal hunting industry, the directorate general of foreign trade of india has officially banned the import of seal furs and skins reported by mumbai mirror, the landmark decision is the result of years of campaigning on the part of indian animal rights groups humane society.