Humane Society International/Canada

Humane Society International/Canada

April 12, 2015 11:22 ET

Media Advisory: Humane Society International on Location to Document Commercial Seal Hunt

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 12, 2015) - The Humane Society International Protect Seals Team will be on location to document the cruelty of Canada's commercial seal slaughter. The 2015 quota, set by Fisheries Minister Gail Shea, will allow the slaughter of up to 400,000 harp seals.

WHAT: Canada's commercial seal slaughter opened off Newfoundland half an hour before sunrise on Sunday, April 12th. Broadcast quality video and stills will be available for media download.

WHERE: Waters off of Newfoundland's coast.

WHO: Rebecca Aldworth, executive director of Humane Society International Canada, who has witnessed the seal slaughter for the past 16 years.

HOW: Email or call media contact below to receive broadcast quality b-roll and stills.

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation, farm animal welfare and animals in research. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International which, together with its partners, constitutes one of the world's largest animal protection organizations. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide - on the Web at

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