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April 14, 2010

The Silence of the Seals

Even before the hunt began, this year's baby seals battled to survive the lowest sea ice formation on record off of Canada’s east coast

Slideshow images by Michelle Riley/The HSUS

As in years past, the ProtectSeals team traveled to Newfoundland, Canada—the heart of sealing country—to document this year's commercial seal slaughter. This year saw the lowest sea ice formation on record off of Canada’s east coast, a disaster for the ice-breeding seals who are the target of the commercial seal hunt. In some key seal birthing areas, virtually no ice formed. In others, the ice that did form melted before the pups were able to survive in open water. Join our ProtectSeals campaign in ending this cruel and needless killing for good. View more images, video and read daily news reports from the ice»

 

 

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