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Safer Fate for Seals
More news from Rebecca Aldworth, our director of Canadian wildlife issues. She’s been monitoring the seal hunt and speaking to press throughout the world about the horror of this slaughter. As we leave Newfoundland—bringing the observation of the 2008 seal hunt to a close—I think . . .
The Hunt Goes On
The HSUS’s ProtectSeals team has returned to Canada, where the slaughter of baby seals is set to resume tomorrow. As our team makes preparations to document the hunt, I’ve asked Rebecca Aldworth to provide an update. © Nigel BarkerA seal pup seen on March 27. . . .
Sea Lions be Dammed
Our team is still bracing itself and documenting the seal hunt on the ground in Canada and conveying to the world the absolute horror of this archaic slaughter. But even as we try to cope with the slaughter of baby seals in this nursery—a mass . . .
Posted by Rebecca Aldworth Today I saw defenseless baby seals slaughtered without mercy on Canada’s ice floes. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this, following eight unbearable hours of bearing witness to the slaughter. © The HSUS/Kathy MilaniA sealer, moments before . . .
Posted by Rebecca Aldworth Once again, the Canadian government is doing everything in its power to block documentation of the commercial seal hunt. Today, as sealers maneuvered their vessels through the ice floes, searching out baby seals, our permitting nightmare continued. We received a call . . .
Talk Back: Sympathy for Seals
Readers have sounded off in the run-up to this year’s Canadian seal hunt. Among the comments we’ve received: Thank you, HSUS, for attempting to help create a seal watch industry. About 10 years ago, I had the privilege of traveling to the ice floes of . . .
No Cameras Permitted
I am heartsick about what’s about to occur in Canada—the slaughter of baby seals that is set to start tomorrow. But I am grateful for the presence of Nigel Barker and my HSUS colleagues who are there to document what occurs and to broadcast the . . .
It’s not every day that you get a chance to walk on water. But that’s what my colleagues, Nigel Barker, and I did yesterday. We flew into a stiff headwind and went 25 miles from the edge of Prince Edward Island and landed the helicopter . . .
Calm Before the Slaughter
I am feeling a great sense of anticipation as our team is about to head to the ice floes in Atlantic Canada to see the seals, in advance of the slaughter which is set to begin later this month. We are here to refocus a . . .
Humane Society Undercover
For the last few days, I’ve written about the riveting and revolting images from an HSUS investigation of a southern California slaughter plant. Millions of Americans have subsequently tuned in to newscasts that showed workers at the facility abuse and torment cows too sick or . . .
You Asked: Winning Worldwide
Last week, a comment from blog reader Sara caught my eye. It builds on my blog from yesterday about some exciting developments in Europe. Today, I offer a broader round-up of some of our international advocacy. Q. Can I request that you detail some more . . .
Allies for Change
The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International do not restrict their work to the boundaries of the United States. We live in the era of globalization, with information, commodities, people and animals moving routinely across national borders. With our economic and . . .