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2009-04-09 08:36:39

The second part of Canada's yearly seal hunt started Wednesday with the killing of 63,500 seals mandated by authorities, even though there remains a lack of interest for their pelts.

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2009-03-26 14:30:00

Fisheries officials said on Thursday that hunters taking part in Canada's controversial yearly seal hunt have already filled their full kill-quota after slaughtering some 19,411 seals so far this year.

2009-03-25 15:40:00

CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) closed the first zone of the seal hunt today after the earliest group of sealers killed 17,200 harp seals thus far.

2009-03-23 06:26:00

CHARLOTTETOWN, Canada, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of observers with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) is ready to document the commercial seal hunt as it opens in the Gulf of St.

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2009-03-22 15:10:00

The Canadian government came under harsh criticism from environmental groups on Saturday for increasing its annual seal-hunting quota.

2009-03-20 20:00:00

OTTAWA, March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has released this year's total allowable catch (TAC) for harp seals despite a lack of demand worldwide for seal fur.

2009-03-16 09:13:18

A Canadian bus driver faces no criminal charges after getting out of his bus and beating a toy seal used by anti-seal hunt protesters in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The incident happened Saturday during an international protest against the seal hunt, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

2009-03-05 07:36:00

HAMBURG, Germany, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2008, while Canadian seal hunters swarmed from place to place and brutally killed 300,000 seals, the fictional metal band "The Canadians" were touring Germany on their "Killing Seals Tour 2008." The goal was to make primarily young people aware of the bloody events taking place in Canada - with the "Killing Seals Tour 2008" reflecting the real Canadian seal-hunting season. In Germany, there were posters made for the tour and...

2008-10-07 18:00:18

A BAN on hunting the Caspian seal is needed to halt massive declines in numbers of the endangered mammal, scientists urged today.

2006-04-13 15:17:06

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Activists protesting against Canada's annual seal hunt said dozens of angry hunters and fishermen had trapped them in their hotel in northeast Quebec on Thursday and damaged one of their vehicles.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.