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Victory for Seals! WTO Upholds EU Ban on Seal Fur
Offbeat  (tags: seals, protection WTO ban on sea fur, announcement )

- 1423 days ago -
This morning, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that the EU can legally ban the import of seal fur and other products because of "moral concerns." The WTO wasn't persuaded at all by Canada's claim that the slaughter can be humane. This victory
Seals Sleep With Only Half of Their Brain at a Time -This Is Interesting
Offbeat  (tags: seals, ocean, sea, environment, interesting )

- 1679 days ago -
Seals do something biologically amazing -- they sleep with half their brain at a time. The left side of their brain can sleep while the right side stays awake. Seals sleep this way while they're in water, but they sleep like humans while on land.
Environmental Groups Furious Over Canadian Proposal for East Coast Seal Cull
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, seals, cull, Canada )

- 1819 days ago -
This week, a Canadian Senate committee proposed an East Coast seal cull of some 70,000 animals over four years. The proposal has environmental groups furious, with one animal welfare group saying the cull "is not going to help bring back the cod."
Eve the Icelandic Seal Banned From Returning Home After Washing Up in Skegness
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- 1916 days ago -
A seal which accidentally ended up in Skegness after getting lost on her way back to Icleand has been banned from returning to her home country in case she is diseased.
Seals' Heads Nailed to Irish Seal Sanctuary Door
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, seals, killed, cruelty, suffering )

- 1959 days ago -
As the staff of international and local volunteers arrived at the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary they found the heads of a common seal and a grey seal nailed to the entrance sign into the Sanctuary, with the words Cull and RIP written in red
'Stupid' Namibian Sealing Industry 'Out of Control'
Offbeat  (tags: authorities, outrage, stup nambian sealing industry, cruelty, seals, massacred )

- 2385 days ago -
On Thursday Namibia's annual seal pup cull at Cape Cross and Wolf/Atlas Bay will begin again, whilst South Africa hosts the FIFA world soccer event. All CITES listed endangered surviving seal pups in the colony will be clubbed to death.
Amazing Video, Seals Shrimps and Moray Eels Off South African Coast   video
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, seals, moray eels, ocean, environment, animals )

- 2430 days ago -
Watch seals playing in the shallows off the Cape shore near Cape Town, and mantis shrimps off the Natal coast (east coast) and finally off the Mozambeque coast, watching a Moray Eel having his teeth cleaned by little Durban dancing shrimps! Amazing....
Ten-Year-Old Jackie Evancho Sings to Save Seals
Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, seals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 2465 days ago -
The Humane Society of the United States has been organizing "Chefs for Seals" events across the country, raising awareness against the Canadian seal hunt. Nigel Barker recently co-hosted his fourth "Chefs for Seals" event in Los Angeles with celebrity
23 Rare New Zealand Fur Seals Clubbed to Death at Kaikoura
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, seals, death )

- 2507 days ago -
23 rare New Zealand fur seals have been found clubbed to death at a popular tourist viewing spot at Ohau Point near Kaikoura. New Zealand fur seals are a threatened species, protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. They were previously almost
Help Save Our Seals - Donate Your Beach Towels!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, seals, towels )

- 2583 days ago -
A shortage of towels is causing a crisis at one of our wildlife centres and so we're appealing to returning holidaymakers across the country to help save our seals by donating your beach towels
Orphaned Seals Rescue
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, seals, rescued )

- 2681 days ago -
Three newborn seal pups separated from their mothers have been rescued and are being nursed back to health at our East Winch Wildlife Centre
Six Seals Shot Dead in Shetland
Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, protection, seals, shot, death )

- 2683 days ago -
Six common seals were found washed up on a beach in Shetland, all six are believed to have been shot. The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information. SSPCA Senior Inspector Ron Patterson, who is based on the island, was alerted to the seals by Scottish
Music Icon Sings for Seals! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, seals, slaughter, music, video )

- 2707 days ago -
What's even more striking is that this folk/pop legend lent his anti-seal slaughter anthem "Celia of the Seals" to this heart-wrenching new video:
Canadian Sealers 'Hyped Up' to Extend Slaughter
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, seals, slaughter, Canada )

- 2719 days ago -
In yet another one of Canada's attempts to get the media hyped about its bloody seal slaughter, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea just announced an "extension" of the slaughter through the end of May after sealers bemoaned
Thanks for Tweeting Us Right
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, seals, Twitter, Canada, protection )

- 2737 days ago -
We have to keep the pressure on the Canadian government. Hurry--while your Twitter finger is still twitching, send a tweet to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper letting him know that the tweeps have spoken and it's time to ban the seal slaughter

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