Tag: "Harp Seal"

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Annual Sealing on Hay Island Called Off

In more good news for seals, the annual hunt on Hay Island off Cape Breton has been cancelled this year. According to an anti-seal organization, this was done because of the shrinking interest in seal products internationally.

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Harp Seal Pups Dying at Dramatic Rate

Harp seal pups are dying off at dramatic rates in Eastern Canada. The culprit? Climate change, once again. A recent report in the science journal PLoS One revealed that disappearing seal habitat has resulted in a spike in the mortality rate of harp seal pups.

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Montreal Residents Spend New Year’s with a Surprise Visitor

On New Year’s Eve, Montreal residents were graced with a surprise visitor – a lost harp seal. There he was, relaxing on a chunk of ice just west of the city in Lac-St-Louis.

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Russia Bans Export and Import of Seal Skin

In a move that has come as a pleasant surprise for many animal activists Russia, Belarus and Kazakstan, informed the World Trade Organization that they are banning the import and export of harp seal pelts. Canada’s commercial harp seal industry will receive the biggest setback from this development.