IFAW and other groups have been campaigning against the commercial hunt (not the Inuit subsistence hunt, which is an entirely different matter) for decades, citing the fact that many of the seals killed are less than three months old, and the methods used to slaughter them are inhumane.
34 countries now ban the trade in seal products, including the 28 Member States of the EU, Russia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Belarus, Croatia, Mexico and U.S.
You can learn more about the seal hunt -- and efforts to end it -- here and here.
Despite bans on the trade of seal products in many countries, Canada's commercial seal massacre -- the largest marine mammal hunt in the world -- still goes on each year. The hunt is inhumane and wasteful -- much of the demand is for luxury fur items, and most of the meat is thrown away. Join us in pledging never to buy seal products to help put an end to the deadly hunt once and for all.