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Historic Victory for Seals!

Historic Victory for Seals!

It looks like the Canada’s sealing industry may just see an end after all! The European Parliament has voted to support the ban on seal products closing a giant market.

According to the Humane Society,

The Canadian government estimates that losing this primary market will cost Canada’s sealing industry $6.6 million (CAD) each year. The hunt brought in less than $7 million last year. It’s not hard to do the math.

Just the promise of an EU ban was enough to drive the prices for seal fur down to $15 (CAD) per skin — a decline of 86 percent since 2006. As a result, many sealers stayed home. Out of this year’s quota of 280,000 harp seals, fewer than 60,000 have been killed so far.

Now that the EU has banned its trade in seal products, countless more seals will live their lives in peace from this year forward.

While this is an amazing victory, there’s still more to do. For more information on how you can continue to help seals, including supporting Senator Mac Harb’s efforts to stop the hunt, visit the Humane Society’s Protect Seals Campaign.

 

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9:31AM PDT on Apr 29, 2011

I will continue signing petitions, sending letter to end this atrocity until the day I died. I am saying this because two weeks ago they killed the seals again.

5:18PM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

Good for the seals.

5:53AM PDT on Apr 28, 2011

I am still boycotting Canadian seafood & will still sign petitions. I'm encouraged by this news but, still skeptical. Let's hope & pray that this trend continues so we never have to witness these senseless slaughters ever again!!!

6:47PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

I'm delighted to hear this news and hope that no other country buys seal products. It's about time that something is done to save the seals. Hooray for the EU. God bless those countries.

3:46PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

They are such defenceless animals! I am glad that we (Europe) are supporting them.

Thanks for posting.

12:19PM PST on Feb 28, 2011

It's good for the people who rely on it for food and clothing.

10:02AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

There should be a worldwide ban on seal products. These poor creatures deserve to live in peace.

5:42AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

some other market will probably open up

2:16AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Shared on Facebook!!!

1:22AM PST on Feb 28, 2011

Finally, progress for seals.

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