About Us

History of SPAG

The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG), (formerly the Seal Preservation Action Group) was established in the late 1970’s to oppose the culling of seals in the Orkney Islands and was successful in helping to put an end to that barbaric cull.

SPAG Charitable Objectives

1. The Seal Protection Action Group is dedicated to protecting seals and their environment worldwide, through:

  • Campaigning and lobbying for effective legislation to protect seals
  • Public education campaigns about seals and the growing environmental threats they face from climate change, toxic pollution, over-fishing and other threats.
  • Supporting non-invasive scientific research projects in particular to resolve fisheries and seals conflicts where seals are persecuted as a threat to fisheries.

2 Assisting the rescue of orphaned or injured seals by financially supporting special seal rehabilitation units and seal sanctuaries here in the UK.

Above: Rescued seal © Ross Flett

Partnership Working

SPAG is a founder-member of the Seals Protection Groups, a coalition of local, national and international organisations who want to put an end to the killing of seals.

Please click here for further information about the Seals Protection Groups coalition.

Celebrity Supporters

The work of SPAG is supported by a network of celebrities, up and coming stars and a range of cross party politicians.

Please click here for further information about our celebrity supporters.

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