Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

I refer to the letter by Jean-Francois Tremblay ('In defence of seal hunts in Canada', March 14).

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012, 12:00am

SPCA urges ban on seal imports from Canadian hunts

An import ban in Hong Kong would prevent products made from Canadian seals from entering the mainland market without hurting local business, an animal welfare group that wants to end seal hunts says.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Star's trip to Canada's seal colonies irks HK fur industry

A trip by Karen Mok Man-wai to see seal colonies on the ice throes of Canada this week has been criticised by the Hong Kong Fur Federation, which claims the star is being manipulated by animal rights campaigners.

1 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

HK next battleground in war on seal hunting

It makes a stark and chilling contrast - the vivid red of the fresh blood against the backdrop of pure white, pale blue and purplish hues on the ice.

The blood pulses from the body of a three-month-old harp seal who just minutes earlier had been clubbed on the head by a man with a hakapik - a metal-spiked wooden pole.

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Sealing the fate of wildlife

Few issues in Canada provoke greater furore among animal rights groups than the annual spring hunt for seals off the Atlantic coast.

16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Seal of disapproval

First it was Sir Paul McCartney and wife Heather sprawled on the ice in a photo opportunity with a baby seal. Then, it was 71-year-old Brigitte Bardot, in Ottawa last week pleading for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Yes, that means the 'whitecoats' are emerging from their mother's wombs and Canada is receiving its annual black eye for the seal hunt.

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The killing floes

It is the great Canadian anomaly. We are church-going, peace-keeping, tree-hugging people. We care for our sick and elderly, march against war, house the homeless, welcome refugees and worry about the ozone layer. Then, every spring, something snaps, and we head out on to the ice floes off Newfoundland and kill tens of thousands of baby seals.

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am