Because of global warming, there is almost no ice off the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, a large seal-breeding area. This will mean a nearly 100 PERCENT mortality rate among newborn seal pups. Still, the Canadian government will go on with the hunt. International dissent is growing, and a resolution is being prepared in Congress calling for the Canadian government to stop the hunt.
Read more at the journal of Rebecca Aldworth, HSUS Director of Canadian Wildlife issues, who is traveling to the hunting grounds to witness and report on the hunt.