Canada has given the go-ahead for what is expected to be one of the biggest seal hunts in the country for decades.
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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said in a statement Canada’s seal population was healthy and abundant.
“The harp seal herd – the most important seal herd for this industry – is estimated at around five million animals, nearly the highest level ever recorded, and almost triple what it was in the 1970s.”
Large-scale hunting will be allowed to continue until the number falls to under four million.
Further details at Greenpeace