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Live from the Ice 2014      

2014 LIVE FROM THE ICE

HSI' s Executive Director of Humane Society International / Canada, Rebecca Aldworth is posting daily updates during this year' s seal hunt. This marks Rebecca' s 16th year observing the cruel and unnecessary Canadian seal hunt first hand.

HSI is the only team documenting this commercial seal slaughter. Right now, HSI Canada's Rebecca Aldworth and the Protect Seals team are flying above the ice floes off Newfoundland observing this year' s seal hunt. This marks Rebecca' s 16th year observing the cruel and unnecessary Canadian seal hunt first hand.

This year, Canada’s Fisheries Minister has set a quota of 400,000 baby harp seals to be slaughtered. On the 14th April Rebecca texted the dreaded news: the baby seal slaughter has begun, and the situation is dire.

Unbelievably, the Canadian government claims that the killing is humane and closely monitored. But out on the ice, we counted 11 sealing boats with zero enforcement. From what we saw, the slaughter is entirely unregulated.

latest update:

On 22nd May the World Trade Organization made a decision to uphold the European Union’s ban on products of commercial seal hunts, keeping one of the largest markets closed to this cruelty. In the past five years alone, the European Union ban has saved more than 1.6 million baby seals from a horrible fate, and today’s news proves we’re one step closer to ending this slaughter forever.

Rebecca has reported that as of the 8th May, 49,705 seals have been clubbed, shot and skinned for their fur.


 

historic wto ruling upholds eu ban on seal product trade 

22nd May 2014 click here 

view hsi's infographic which details all the latest figures about the canadian seal hunt

28th April 2014 click here

Video - Seals that got away

28th April 2014 click here

video - canada starts annual seal hunt

16th April 2014 click here

Massive 2014 Seal Hunt Quota Confirms Importance of Seal Product Trade Bans

26th March 2014 click here

 

 

To learn more about the Canadian Seal hunt click here





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