The brutal Canadian seal hunt starts in March after female seals have given birth to their young.
Baby Harp seals are born with a soft, white coat.
Legally, baby Harp seals in Canada cannot be hunted until they begin to shed their white coats of fur. However, this happens very soon, so the pups are barely weaned before they are bludgeoned to death.
That is, they have no legal protection at all!
Image from The Seal Army ~ Harp seals