Guinea pigs slaughtered and fed to other animals at Canadian zoo

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Protest action has escalated against Cherry Brook Zoo in Canada after it emerged that no charges will be laid against it after a number of guinea pigs were allegedly ‘inhumanely euthanized’ to serve as feed to other animals. The New Brunswick SPCA said the inhumane euthanasia caused severe and unnecessary pain and suffering. After reviewing […]

NFA Screens Seal Images

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This week Network for Animals partially funded a giant screen display in Ottawa to coincide with the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) talks. The talks were aimed at progressing a free trade deal between Canada and the EU. The screen, featuring images captured during the seal hunt, was designed to highlight Canada’s formal […]

Save Seals: Find & Boycott Canadian Fish Products

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More than fifty years ago, Network for Animals founder Brian Davies dedicated his life to ending the unnecessary brutality of the Canadian Commercial Seal Hunt. His latest offensive in this unstoppable crusade against cruelty is a US boycott of Canadian fish products. Already, more than 11,000 people have pledged to boycott Canadian fish products until […]

Brian Davies’ fight for seals: Huntwatch, on US TV this Thursday

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Tonight, the Discovery Channel premieres Huntwatch, documenting much of our founder Brian Davies’ 50-year-fight against the Canadian seal cull. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds and produced by IFAW, the film takes a graphic and inspiring look at the decades-long battle for seals, featuring first-hand stories from Brian, and many of the activists who have followed in his footsteps. […]

Looming Success for Seals

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Our founder, Brian Davies, has been fighting for the lives of seals, since the 1960’s, when he pioneered a campaign to end the slaughter of baby seals in Canada. His work to expose the cruelty on the ice floes made headlines around the world, and the battle to save the seals became an icon for […]

Winning The Fight For Seals

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Late last year, the World Trade Organization dealt a mortal blow to a renewed Canadian hunt of non-whitecoat seals. They upheld a European Union ban on the importation of all seal products, basing their decision on the ethical and moral principles held by EU citizens: People like you, who love animals. The first seal our […]

Harp Seal Field Report

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15 April 2011, 30 miles south east of St Anthony, Newfoundland We wake to foggy weather, but our helicopter pilot says he is willing to see if we can find gaps in the fog in order to get up to St Anthony, an hour and a half’s flight away, where we can refuel before heading […]

Seal Hunt Update

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The 2011 southern Gulf of St Lawrence seal hunt officially began on Sunday 27th March, but got off to a slow start due to poor weather. Unfortunately, once the storms in the region cleared up, four boats set sail for the only area in the southern gulf where there was ice and the few pups […]

Death Knell for Seal Hunt?

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A recent Russian trade ban is set to have terminal consequences for the Canadian seal hunt. At last our longest running campaign appears to be over. Following decades of international pressure from animal welfare groups, celebrities and politicians, for the first time ever, Canadian politicians and media have started talking about whether the seal hunt […]

Huntwatch: The Fight For Seals

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This Saturday 14th November, Huntwatch premieres in New York, documenting our founder Brian Davies’ epic fight against the Canadian seal cull. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds and produced by IFAW, the film takes a graphic and inspiring look at the decades long battle for seals, featuring enlightening first hand stories from Brian, and many of the […]

Canada, Stop Hunting Our Seals

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The barbaric seal cull, painting Canadian ice blood red each year, is normally thought of as an archaic Canadian venture. The Canadian government cites culling seals as “an important part of the way of life” for nationals living in and around their coastal regions. The country’s governors stand by the slaughter with a sense of […]

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My fight to save seals began years ago, thousands of miles from my Welsh hometown. I had immigrated to Canada and served six years in the Canadian Army before joining the New Brunswick SPCA. I remember vividly the letter from Canada’s Fisheries Department that changed my life. >> CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE PLEDGE >> A small […]