Stop the Canadian Harp Seal Hunt


“Off Canada’s east coast, harp seals are giving birth to their offspring. But their future may be short-lived, as Canada prepares to announce what could be the biggest seal hunt ever. It’s a hunt justified by inaccurate, incomplete and out-of-date science that could threaten the survival of the harp seal.”

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“It is only a matter of days before the Canadian government signals the beginning of what may be the biggest seal hunt in history. 350,000 seals could die this year as part of a three-year government program to kill a million seals.
When undertaking the largest hunt of marine mammals on the globe you would think the Canadian government has a rock-solid justification backed up by sound figures. After all, they would not hunt so many seals if this threatened the long-term survival of the species, right?”
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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.