After the lowest sea ice formation in human history, beyond East coast of Canada, International Humanitarian Society / Canada Calls on the Government of Canada to end commercial seal hunting.
Canadian government scientists predict massive deaths of newborn seal pups as the sea ice melts. This poses a serious threat, given the fact that they are not yet strong enough to survive alone in open water. Allowing hundreds of seals to work in cramped conditions on sealed vessels, and even more so during a global pandemic, poses a clear threat to public health.
“Climate change is causing rapid deterioration in the ice cover off the east coast of Canada. This is a disaster for ice-growing seals becoming the target of commercial seal hunting, ”said Rebecca Oldworth, Executive Director International Humanitarian Society / Canada, and a direct observer of commercial seal hunting in Canada for 18 years, says statement. “No responsible government will allow the slaughter of a few puppies that survived these unprecedented ice conditions just for fashion.”
“Moreover, no responsible health authority will allow this senseless and shameful hunt to continue during the global pandemic. We urge the Government of Canada to do the right thing and responsibly and stop the massive slaughter of seals in Canada in 2021, ”continued Oldworth.
Scientists from the Government of Canada clearly state that sea ice conditions in St. Lawrence Bay and off the coast of Newfoundland will continue to deteriorate, and that the massive calf deaths as a result will have a serious impact on the harp seal population. A precautionary approach to wildlife management clearly rules out commercial hunting for ice-dependent species whose ice habitats are rapidly disappearing.
Veterinary research has highlighted the severe suffering that results from shooting seals in or near open water, given the high injury rates recorded during Canadian seals hunting and the ability of injured seals to escape under the surface of the water where they slowly die. not received.
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), who worked more 22 to end commercial seal hunting in Canada, states that the annual harp seal hunting in a country with a quota 400,000 people, long ago in the largest marine mammal slaughterhouse on earth.
If the Canadian government refuses to end the carnage permanently, at least the commercial sealing should be suspended in 2021 g.
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