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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133 comments

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.5 years ago

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.

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado5 years ago

Good for the seals.

Lisa Neste
Lisa Neste5 years ago

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!!!

Dorothy G.
Dorothy Gresham5 years ago

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.

AWAY N.
Alison A.5 years ago

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

Thanks for posting.

Stan Joseph
Stan Joseph5 years ago

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

mary r.
Mary R.5 years ago

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

Marvin Grantham
Marvin Grantham5 years ago

some other market will probably open up

Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis5 years ago

Shared on Facebook!!!

Cassandra J.
C. F.5 years ago

Finally, progress for seals.