Category Archive: Canada

Apr 01

Nova Scotia seal hunt a non-event due to lack of pelt demand

Nova Scotia seal hunt falls as demand for pelts plummets to zero. The Nova Scotia seal hunt isn’t dead yet, but local fishermen have admitted it has become a non-event. Robert Courtney, a Dingwall fisherman and spokesman for the North of Smokey-Inverness South Fishermen’s Association, said even though heavy ice conditions this winter would hamper …

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Feb 10

International Seal Hunt Protests 2015

Seal hunt activists gather to protest Namibian seal hunt

It is that time of year once more when we are calling on individuals, celebrities and organizations to put aside any differences and unite with one common purpose – to protest the remaining commercial seal hunts and to give an unethical industry the middle finger. Protests are set to take place around the 20th of …

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Nov 25

WTO upholds EU trade ban!

Geneva- Switzerland The World Trade Organization has released it’s findings regarding the 2009 EU ban which forbids the  trade in marine mammal products such as skins, meat and oils from the commercial seal hunts. The ban, which has seen legal challenges from Norway, Canada and Namibia has been upheld. The WTO concluded that although the …

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Nov 24

Shutting down the seal hunt markets

The biggest blow to the sealing industry came in 2009 when the 27 nations of the EU joined the USA and Mexico in instituting a ban on the import of products derived from marine mammals. These products include skins, meat and oils from the commercial seal hunts In 2011, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan followed up …

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Nov 09

Puppets, Politics and Propaganda. Harper and the Hunt.

seal hunt, seal cull

South Dildo, Canada Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture has announced that the provincial government will splurge another $38 700.00 of the tax payers money on a propaganda campaign to help Carino Processing LTD with a branding and marketing strategy for its seal products. This amount is over and beyond the $3.6 million the …

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