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Prohibition on Seal Products in the EU
By Wendy Heller, March 10, 2009 @ 02:00 AM (EST)
Source: Hsus.org

This vote brings us one step closer to ending the senseless slaughter of millions of seals throughout the world,” said Mark Glover, director of HSI UK. “The vast majority of Europeans want the EU to enact a strong prohibition on seal products, which will end the suffering I witness on the Canadian ice floes each year.”

Canada’s commercial seal kill is the largest slaughter of marine mammals on Earth, with hundreds of thousands of baby seals killed annually for their fur. The overwhelming majority of Canadians are opposed to the commercial seal hunt and so the vast majority of seal products are exported to Europe for resale in fashion markets. Sealing industry representatives in Canada have stated than an EU prohibition on seal product trade could spell the end of commercial seal hunting in Canada...

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