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Bittersweet News for Seals in Canada

Despite Few Hunters, Seal Pups Face Threats” reports that fewer baby seals along Canada’s Atlantic coast are likely to be bludgeoned to death in front of their parents this year—but that the reason why the hunters are staying home is also harming the seals.  The coastal ice is a highly important part of their habitat:  the ice’s scarcity this year makes it harder for the hunters to kill the seals, but also makes it harder for the seals to go about their normal lives and survive.  (See also Canada’s Shame.)