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"What they're doing is reprehensible," Aldworth said. "They're allowing commercial sealers to go out and slaughter animals at a time when harp seals and hooded seals are giving birth to and nursing their pups. There is no excuse for the Canadian government to have allowed this to happen."
The Canadian government, however, has a different opinion.
"Fisheries and Oceans Canada supports and regulates the seal harvest and is committed to ensuring it is sustainable," Vance Chow, a communications advisor for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, told The Dodo. "It is an important economic and cultural activity in communities in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic. As well, the Government of Canada supports a humane and well-regulated seal harvest and is committed to ensuring it is sustainable. The Government of Canada does not tolerate inhumane practices in the seal harvest. To ensure this, Fisheries officers routinely conduct inspections during the seal harvest at sea, in port and using aerial surveillance to record sealing activity."