Seals and the Seal Hunt in the News in 2017
Sealer drags seal pup onto bloody sealing boat. From video taken by Humane Society International, from helicopter, in 2016
In 2016, Canada's Liberal government showed that it is still committed to promoting the cruel seal slaughter.
This government is different from the Harper government in that, rather than championing the 'cause' of Newfoundland and other Atlantic Canada fishermen, it is focusing on the Inuit.
The Trudeau government is working hard to confound the commercial seal 'hunt' of Newfoundland and Magdalen Island fishermen with Inuit sealing. Read more about Inuit sealing here.
The number of harp seals killed in 2016 rose significantly from the previous year. This increase was largely due to Carino's decision to buy pelts again. See the kill figures here.