Humane Society International/Canada

Humane Society International/Canada

February 18, 2011 16:12 ET

Humane Society International to Document Gruesome Baby Grey Seal Slaughter on Hay Island, Nova Scotia

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) -

WHAT: Humane Society International/Canada will document Canada's 2011 commercial grey seal slaughter on Hay Island, a protected nature reserve. Broadcast quality video and still will be available for media download.
   
WHEN: The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans officially opened the hunt on Feb. 16, 2011. The killing is expected to begin within days.
   
WHERE: Hay Island, Nova Scotia – part of the protected Scaterie Island Wilderness Area off Cape Breton.
   
HOW: To download video or photographs from the 2011 grey seal slaughter contact Dean Pogas at 514-395-2914.
   
Background: Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Nova Scotia Government authorized the commercial slaughter of baby seals on Hay Island, part of the protected Scaterie Island Wilderness Area. The DFO will allow the slaughter of nearly 2,000 seals as of Feb. 16, 2011.

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, representing tens of thousands of members and constituents across the country. HSI Canada has active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation and farm animal welfare. HSI Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International—one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world, with more than 11 million members and constituents globally—On the Web at www.hsicanada.ca.

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