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by The Seal Army category: Animals
Via IFAW (International Fund For Animal Welfare)
Every year, the frozen landscape off Canada’s East Coast is stained with blood, as tens of thousands of baby seals are brutally slaughtered on the ice so their skins can be sold for luxury products.
In the late 1990s, despite intense international pressure, the Canadian government did the unthinkable and poured millions of dollars into promoting the slaughter of harp seals, even increasing quotas. 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.
A major victory was won in fall of 2011 when the largest market for seal products slammed shut after the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation banned the import and export of harp seal skins. According to the Government of Canada, Russia imported 90% of Canada's seal pelts.
Today, Canada’s commercial seal hunt costs more to support than it earns. Fewer hunters are participating, and commercial sealing appears to be in steady decline, yet the Canadian government invests millions of taxpayer dollars to fund it. This unnecessary cruelty must be abolished once and for all. The world watches in horror!
The Seal Army
We are a compassionate collective working tirelessly to raise awareness to end the cruel Canadian #sealhunt for FUR. Although the demand for seal pelts used for fashion is in decline- We will continue to pressure the Canadian government to end all subsidies and thus ensure the barbaric seal slaughter is ended once and for all.