NATIONAL SEAL PRODUCT DAY
Hosted on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and at the Confederation Building in St. John’s, National Seal Product Day is a marketing event that targets today’s decision makers and those advocating for the sealing industry and the sustainable hunt.
In 2010, the EU banned all Canadian Seal Products, due to the premise that it caused undo pain and suffering to the animals. This was amended in 2015, to reflect the outcomes of WTO rulings in the EC-Seal products case.
In response to this, Bill S-208 was Royally Assented on May 16th, 2017, designating May 20th annually as National Seal Products Day, and to recognize the importance of the seal hunt for Canada’s Indigenous people, coastal communities and entire population.
SEAL DAY 2019 SPONSORS
Official Hotels for National Seal Product Day 2019