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  • April 12, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: Tragedy, Hope

    Humane Society International

    The low demand this year means hundreds of thousands of baby seals will survive the slaughter. It has been a hard fight to save them, and our work is not over yet. But it’s reassuring to know that our campaign is working. And it’s working because of you.

  • April 11, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: The Slaughter Continues

    Humane Society International

    What words could defend what we have filmed in the past three days? What propaganda could ever counter the cries of a wounded baby seal choking on her own blood? With our evidence being broadcast globally now, let’s see the Canadian government try to explain exactly how “humane” this bloody slaughter is.

  • April 10, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: To Be a Baby Seal

    Humane Society International

    The cowards who rip the skins from the backs of these helpless animals must face opponents, and we are those opponents. We must be the voice of every seal pup they have beaten to death to make a quick buck.

  • April 10, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: Eyes Wide Open

    Humane Society International

    The ice floes off Canada’s east coast are a place of death right now. But just as the seals are dying, so too is the sealing industry. Every club the sealers bring down on a stricken baby seal, every bullet that tears into a defenseless pup—each one is a deathblow to the future of the slaughter.

  • April 9, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: Dark Day

    Humane Society International

    It is unimaginably hard to be up here—in a helicopter 1,000 feet in the air-- bearing witness to what is happening. But it is this evidence that is ending Canada’s commercial seal slaughter.

  • April 9, 2010

    Student Set On Saving Seals

    In an effort to end the seal hunt, college student Alexis Ulrich is spreading the word about the Canadian seafood boycott.

  • April 8, 2010

    2010 Seal Slaughter: First Images

    Images from the ice during today's senseless slaughter of baby seals in Canada. Please help us shut down this hunt for good.

  • April 8, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: The Killing Begins

    Humane Society International

    This is one of the worst parts of documenting the seal slaughter ... the knowledge that the killing could have begun, and there is nothing we can do except try to get it on film to share with the world.

  • April 8, 2010

    Statement from Rebecca Aldworth on Canadian Seal Slaughter

    The seal slaughter began in the “front” (the waters northeast of Newfoundland) before sunrise on Thursday.

  • April 8, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: They're Coming

    Humane Society International

    This is one of the worst parts of documenting the seal slaughter ... the knowledge that the killing could have begun, and there is nothing we can do except try to get it on film to share with the world.

  • April 7, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: Eve of the Hunt

    Humane Society International

    With trepidation in her heart but hope for the future, Humane Society International executive director Rebecca Aldworth watches the sealing boats arrive off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The helpless baby seals have no idea what lies ahead.

  • April 6, 2010

    Seal Hunt 2010: Countdown Begins

    Humane Society International

    Humane Society International executive director Rebecca Aldworth sends daily updates from the seal slaughter. See images, video, and join our efforts to shut it down for good.

  • April 6, 2010

    Poll Shows Broad Support Among Newfoundland Sealers for a Federal Sealing Industry Buyout

    A poll reveals that half of Newfoundland sealers holding an opinion support a federal buyout of the commercial sealing industry, which would involve fishermen being compensated for their sealing licenses and money being invested in economic alternatives for affected communities.

  • March 15, 2010

    Canadian Government Increases 2010 Seal Slaughter Quota by 50,000

    HSI condemns the irresponsible harp seal quota set by the Canadian government for 2010. Canada will allow seal hunters to slaughter 388,200 harp, grey and hooded seals this year.

  • March 10, 2010

    Melting Out from Under Them

    The Humane Society of the United States

    With ice vanishing from many areas, harp seal pups are facing serious threats before the commercial seal hunt even starts.

  • March 9, 2010

    HSI, Senator Harb Call for Cancellation of 2010 Commercial Seal Slaughter

    Senator Mac Harb and Humane Society International/Canada are calling for the cancellation of the 2010 commercial seal hunt.

  • March 3, 2010

    McGrath’s Fish House Pledges to ProtectSeals

    The HSUS is pleased to announce that McGrath’s Fish House has joined the ProtectSeals boycott of Canadian seafood.

  • February 26, 2010

    HSI Celebrates Hope on Hay Island

    Sealers in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, have confirmed that a grey seal hunt on Hay Island is highly unlikely to occur in 2010.

  • February 8, 2010

    Educating Classmates about Animal Cruelty is Key for ‘2010 Humane Teen of the Year’

    Alexis Ulrich, a 19-year-old lifelong animal lover from Lakewood, Colo., is The HSUS' ‘2010 Humane Teen of the Year.’

  • February 3, 2010

    Is Baby Seal Bashing Canada’s New Olympic Sport?

    HSI/Canada condemns the decision by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Nova Scotia government to allow a commercial slaughter of baby seals on Hay Island.

  • December 29, 2009

    2009: A Banner Year for Animals

    The HSUS reflects on some major achievements for animal protection in 2009. Countless animals have been rescued from harm, spared from suffering and guaranteed basic standards of humane treatment.

  • November 13, 2009

    La Jolla Seals Decision

    The Humane Society of the United States

    The HSUS heralds the ruling by Judge Timothy Taylor of the Superior Court of California in San Diego to allow harbor seals to continue living at Casa Beach in La Jolla. In his ruling, Judge Taylor vacated two previous judicial orders that would have required the City of San Diego to disperse the seals and to dredge the beach to ensure the seals did not return.

  • November 6, 2009

    HSI Wins Campaign of the Year Award

    Humane Society International

    Humane Society International is the proud recipient of the Campaign of the Year award at the European Public Affairs Awards in Brussels Thursday night. This highly coveted award, which is voted for by the professional lobby community in Brussels, was given to HSI for its high profile and successful lobby campaign to achieve an EU ban on trade in seal products.

  • November 6, 2009

    HSI/Canada and The HSUS Condemn Opening of Wilderness Area to Seal Slaughter

    Humane Society International

    Humane Society International/Canada and The Humane Society of the United States condemns the Nova Scotia legislature's passage of Bill 50 – amendments to the Wilderness Areas Protection Act to allow the commercial slaughter of baby seals on Hay Island for their fur.

  • November 2, 2009

    HSI/Canada Condemns Canadian Request for WTO Consultations on EU Seal Product Ban

    Humane Society International

    Humane Society International/Canada condemns the Canadian government's reported request for consultations at the World Trade Organization in response to the European Union's ban on seal product trade, stating that the move flies in the face of Canadian values and sound economics.

 

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