"We do not support the killing of any animals but we consider the slaughter of the seals in Newfoundland to be humane."
Trevor Scott, Executive Director of International Society for the Protection of Animals (ISPA)
The ISPA is now World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). This statement was made when there were less regulations and less enforcement personnel.
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Sealing: A Rightful Occupation
IT'S NOW four decades since animal rights groups started their anti-sealing campaigns in Canada that have raised for them hundreds of million of dollars.

During this time Canadian sealers have taken their yearly quotas while more than doubling the population of the harp seal herd to over five million animals.

So is sealing a conservation issue? Obviously no. Harp seals are not and never have been on any respected international list of either endangered or threatened species.
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