Canadian Seal Hunt

In 1969, a picture was taken in the Northumberland Strait. It depicted a seal hunter about to club a baby seal as the mother seal watched in the background. This picture was widely distributed and resulted in public outrage. Two significant behaviour changes resulted: many members of the public chose not to buy fur and seal-fur imports from Canada were banned by some countries.

“100 Photographs that Changed the World,” Life Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 5, August 25, 2003, p. 80.

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