SIGN OUR SEAL HUNTING PETITION! ***link in profile *** It was four decades ago that Brian Davies, our founder, pioneered the campaign to end the slaughter of baby seals in Canada. His work to expose the cruelty on the ice floes made headlines around the world, and the battle to save the seals became an icon for the animal protection movement.
In 1983, Brian’s work culminated in a historic victory when the European Union prohibited imports of the skins of newborn harp seals (whitecoats). Close on the heels of this success, the Canadian government bowed to the threat of a boycott of Canadian seafood products and banned the killing of whitecoats in 1987. This ban saved 2.5 million seals – more than twice the population of Birmingham.
Sadly, the Canadian government invested massive subsidies into the sealing industry in the mid 1990s, allowing the sealers to kill the pups when they were just a few days older. Today, the Canadian seal hunt is twice as large as it was, and in reaction Network for Animals began campaigning again in Europe – this time to ensure the Canadian challenge against an EU ban on the seal product trade remained in place.
If you would like to see this slaughter stopped for good, please sign our petition by following the link in our profile 📝
Photo: Brian Davies with one of the saved seals.
The babies will be adopted so quick when they’re ready. 2 are already pre-adopted. If anyone in Riverside, CA or driving distance wants to pre-adopt one or two, DM me💓 you can visit while they grow up & get video/picture updates. The torti, tabby, black, and Siamese are still available to pre-adopt. All girls❤️❤️