Fink suggests what troubles many is that "baby seals just a few weeks old are being shot at on small pans of ice" says an Examiner.com article "then clubbed or hooked and brought onboard the sealing ships to be skinned. Few sealers have been checking to see if the seals are unconscious before hooking or slicing them open."
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IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) urges Chinese consumers to reject cruelty-tainted seal products
“The Canadian Government can try and try again to dump unwanted seal products on other countries, but as the EU ban has shown, they may not succeed,” said Sheryl Fink, Director of IFAW’s Seal Program, “Chinese consumers are more ethical and more aware of the truth about the seal hunt than the Canadian Government is giving them credit for.” Fink added.
"The ban on seal products in the European Union is a case study for how consumer outcry and the animal welfare movement can create a ‘perfect storm’ to close the door on Canadian seal products." READ MORE