Most Canadians Back Seal Hunt: Poll
According to the results of this April 2010 survey, 82% of Canadians support the Inuit seal hunt, while 85% also believe that seals should be managed to protect fish stocks. One in seven Canadians (16%) oppose all forms of seal hunting.
Three-fourths of survey respondents said they believe both Inuit and non-Inuit seal hunter respect animal welfare, and the same amount think Canada’s seal population is actually much lower than the estimated 6.9 million seals.
Nearly 16% of total survey respondents say they oppose all forms of seal hunting.