The International Fund for Animal Welfare has decided to not attend the spring seal hunt in Canada, to avoid confrontations with hunters on the Atlantic sea ice.
This is a brutal practice and one fueled by GREED, as a lot of the torturing of animals is fueled by GREED. But the IFAW has decided to focus its efforts this year on politicians, in the movement to ban the seal hunt.
The IFAW is calling the annual beating death of seals for their fur – “obsolete” in a CBC News article. The Canadian Fisheries Minister’s office sent an email to the CBC, stating the government…
“… supports the sustainable and well-managed seal harvest, which continues to be an economic and cultural activity in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic.”
Humane Society International will reportedly have observers out by mid-April.
The European Union has banned the sale of seal products, but the governments of Canada and Norway are challenging the ban. So these two governments want to force other countries to allow particular products through their boarders. It’s a boldly asinine stand.
A Herald News article uses the term “dying” to describe the Canadian seal hunts. The story also reports a bill to shut down the seal hunt did not make it off the Canadian Senate floor in February.
But there is a bit of better news in the text –
The hunt has dwindled by about 90 per cent since 2004. Only one-tenth of the annual harp seal quota of 400,000 is now harvested.
CTV News also covered the news.PACK MENTALITY BLOG: Compassion - teamed with Science and Logic