The fight to save the seal hunt

The fight to save the seal hunt

The fight to save the seal hunt started the moment the first seal was harvested off the coast of Newfoundland, but the real battles began when celebrity animal rights activists took up the cause. The Telegram has covered the hunt, and the fight, for many years. Here is a selection of our most recent stories.

During a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) event, comedian Mark Critch offers Pamela Anderson (in sunglasses) a cheque Tuesday afternoon in exchange for giving up her acting career. The PETA event was interrupted by the comedian as they tried to offer $1 million to end the seal hunt. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

‘My blood boiled at his ignorance’

December 18, 2013 - 4 h 38

Simon’s charitable foundation is offering $1 million to Canadian sealers as an incentive to “facilitate and achieve a government buyout” program and end the seal hunt. The group visited the...

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‘My blood boiled at his ignorance’

Mark Critch ambushes Pamela Anderson

December 17, 2013 - 12 h 23

Critch stepped in during a press conference, in which Anderson and "The Simpsons" producer Sam Simon were speaking, with a hand-written cheque for $1 million in his hand, telling her she could have...

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Mark Critch ambushes Pamela Anderson

Seals and deals

December 07, 2013 - 6 h 00

Politicians of any political stripe — whether they be provincial or federal — on a yearly basis, when the harvest gets underway in March, will once again reaffirm that they support the harvest and...

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Seal hunt support

December 06, 2013 - 6 h 00

The federal Liberals have partnered with the anti-seal hunt Green Party, and members of the current Liberal caucus have written various fisheries ministers to voice their opposition to the hunt. ...

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Money meted out for seal meat

December 07, 2013 - 4 h 30

The funding was announced Friday afternoon at the Natural Boutique on Water Street in St. John’s — in a room filled with coats, boots, mittens and other products made with sealskin.

Federal...

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Money meted out for seal meat

The seal hunt – a moral concern

December 03, 2013 - 11 h 30

The latest decision by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to uphold the European Union’s  ban on seal products has given me more fodder to tear a few strips off both the WTO and EU for their...

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Let’s beat the EU at its own game

November 28, 2013 - 6 h 00

Think about that for a minute. A panel of internationally esteemed judges assembled to adjudicate black letter international law — a set of trade rules affecting every one of the WTO’s 159 member...

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