Bringing the Canadian Seal Slaughter to the world. Saving Harp Seals. Together we can end this cruel slaughter. #Tweet4Seals
6782 FB users likes The Seals Of Canada, set it to 1 position in Likes Rating for St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in Non-profit organization category
The Start Date for the 2015 Canadian Seal Hunt still hasn't been announced yet. Should be announced anytime now. #sealhunt #canada #newfoundland
#Facts The seal hunt brings in very little money. Even in Newfoundland, where 90% of sealers live, income from sealing accounts for less than one-tenth of 1% of the province's economy. Sealers are fishermen who engage in several fisheries throughout the year, and sealing revenues account for only about one twentieth of their total incomes. #SealHunt #Canada #Newfoundland #CBC #CNN #NTV
#Facts About 3% of a harp seal's diet consists of commercially fished cod. However, harp seals also consume many significant predators of cod, including squid. Removing harp seals may mean an increase in cod predators. The Canadian government clearly states there is no evidence that killing harp seals will help fish stocks recover, and scientists have expressed concerns that culling seals may in fact impede the recovery of ground fish stocks. #Sealhunt #newfoundland #canada #tweet4seals
#Facts Fully 95% of the harp seals killed over the past five years have been under three months of age. At the time of slaughter, many of these defenseless pups had not yet eaten their first solid food or taken their first swim, they literally had no escape from the "hunters." Video evidence clearly shows sealers routinely dragging conscious pups across the ice with boathooks, shooting seals and leaving them to suffer in agony, and even skinning seals alive. #Sealhunt #news #newfoundland #canada
The Seal Hunt isn't about the meat.. Seal hunt is only about the fur, only a small amount of the seal's meat is processed and utilized in any manner. (DFO regulations state that "either the pelt OR the meat must be used for each animal.") It is rarely used most Newfoundlanders find it too fatty and distasteful. Since the price paid for the meat is very low, only small amounts are kept, while the rest is simply left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean #sealhunt #canada #mewfoundland
Fact: National polling shows the overwhelming majority of Canadians oppose the commercial seal hunt.Nearly 70 percent of Canadians holding an opinion are opposed to the commercial seal hunt, and even higher numbers oppose specific aspects of it, such as killing seal pups.
Which seals are targeted by Canada's seal hunt? Harp seals are the primary target of the commercial seal hunt, and to a much smaller extent, hooded seals are also killed. Fully 97 percent of the harp seals killed are pups under just three months of age.
Myth: It is illegal in Canada to kill baby seals. Fact: Baby seals are the primary target of the commercial seal slaughter. In Canada, newborn whitecoat harp seals are protected from hunting. But as soon as they begin to shed their white coats as young as 12 days of age, these baby seals can be legally hunted by sealers. In fact, fully 97 percent of the seals killed in the commercial seal hunt over the past five years have been less than 3 months of age.