National Seal Day in Canada
National Seal Day in Canada is held on May 20. 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. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
An Act respecting National Seal Products Day (S.C. 2017, c. 5):
"Whereas human beings have depended on ocean resources, including seals and other marine animals, for nourishment for thousands of years;
Whereas Canada’s Indigenous peoples and coastal communities have developed traditional knowledge of how to use ocean resources;
Whereas this traditional knowledge and the traditions, culture and heritage of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and coastal communities respecting the use of ocean resources should be preserved and recognized;...
Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the 20th day of May is to be known as “National Seal Products Day”..."
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