about the seal hunt
Each year, hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals are slated to be slaughtered on the ice fields off Canada's east coast for their pelts. Over 95% of the seals killed during this hunt are just weeks old.
about the International Fund for Animal Welfare
From its founding, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has drawn international attention to the plight of the seal pups and successfully rallied worldwide condemnation of the hunt. Thanks to IFAW's continued vigilance, it is now illegal to hunt whitecoat seal pups for commercial purposes on the ice floes off Canada's east coast. This is a fragile victory, however, for Canada's commercial seal hunt persists. IFAW continues to press for an end to this cruel, unsustainable slaughter.
Over the years, the small team of committed campaigners reaching out to help seals has grown to become the world's leading international animal welfare organization. IFAW begins its fourth decade of operation with more than 200 experienced campaigners, legal and political experts, and internationally acclaimed scientists working on projects in 40 countries around the world.
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how your click helps seals
IFAW has documented hundreds of examples of seal hunt cruelty, from seals being hooked and dragged across the ice while still alive for skinning, to others being shot in the water and dragged by hooks on to the ice, with no attempt made to check for consciousness. By exposing the shocking cruelty of the hunt, IFAW is generating global support for a ban of seal products and an end to Canada's commercial seal hunt.
Your clicks make it possible for IFAW to keep fighting to ensure we pass historic legislation to ban seal products and end the hunt worldwide.
In fact, in January 2013, Taiwan joined 33 other countries who have restricted trade in seal products by passing legislation that bans the sale of seal products. Learn more about this victory here