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Russia Bans Bloody Hunting of Baby Seals

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Russia has banned baby seal hunting after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called it a "bloody industry." "The bloody sight of the hunting of seals, the slaughter of these defenseless animals which you cannot even call a real hunt, is banned in our country."


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Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:19 am
You go Russia. Great news. Thanks Tom.

Mary Cook (518)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 4:55 am
A proud day for Russia! Thank you Prime Minister vladimir Putin and Yuri Trutnevsaying and especially to all the protestors who urged a halt to hunting of baby seals that took place in 20 cities and towns across Russia.

On February 27, state-owned Rossiiskaya Gazeta quoted Putin, "This is a bloody business and it's clear that it needs to be stopped." ~Prime Minister vladimir Putin

"The bloody sight of the hunting of seals, the slaughter of these defenseless animals which you cannot even call a real hunt, is banned in our country, just as well as in most developed countries, and is a serious step to protect the biodiversity of the Russian Federation," the minister for natural resources, Yuri Trutnev, said in a statement.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1869 - 1948, Nobel Prize Winner

Thursday March 19, 2009, 9:18 am
thank you russia now can you have a word with canada and get them to bad seal hunts

Lisa M (8)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 10:13 am
THANK YOU!!!! This is the right thing to do. What is wrong with Canada? I thought they were a civilized nation also! I am very proud of Russia!

Dorothy D (54)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 12:31 pm
I may not be a great fan of Putin but this rocks!

Kari D (192)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 1:03 pm

Samantha H (9)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 1:09 pm
Finally some good news!!! YAY!!! Those lucky seals.... now if only we could get this terrible "hunt" band all over the world!

Jennifer S (1)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 2:28 pm
YAY!!! One more step in the right direction! Now if we could just put a little more pressure on Canada...

Margaret R. (0)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:18 pm
I am so happy that finally someone is putting a stop to this. If the rest of the world would do this and protect all wildlife it would be a better place. You go Russia ! ! ! !

Dan S (9)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:39 pm
Fantastic news! Thanks Tom. Now let's get Canada on board with the ban and these beautiful creatures will be allowed to make it into the next century!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 3:47 pm
Wonderful !!

Nina D (0)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 7:54 pm
Its news like this that lifts everyone's spirit, and shows that peaceful protest by the masses can sway governments. Thank you Russia !! And now Canada it's your turn....don't be left out in the cold.

Janet Solomon (231)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 10:23 pm
Too bad they haven't stopped the hunt for baby humans. And let's see how long this lasts when the eco-systems sway out of balance dramatically--or have the Russians given up the fish hunt, too?

Janet Solomon (231)
Thursday March 19, 2009, 10:29 pm
Why does no one care about the baby cows destined for veal? THAT's a bloody biznesss---cruel and long-suffering.

Mena V (72)
Friday March 20, 2009, 2:13 am
Great news and also Irish Government ban the seal products. The rest of EU must do the same.

Sheila D (19)
Friday March 20, 2009, 2:24 am
Now that's FANTASTIC news!
Sheila D.

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Friday March 20, 2009, 3:59 am

Narisha Ramdin (7)
Friday March 20, 2009, 8:17 am
Let's email this story en masse to the Canadian Ministers, Guys!

Lisa R (0)
Friday March 20, 2009, 12:34 pm
Congratulations Mr. Prime Minister Putin!! Your actions to ban the baby seal hunting shows the world that your among the highly intelligent!! Thank you for making the country of Russia's reputation great and honorable in the eyes of the people in the rest of the World. I hope you will see all these responses to your wonderful decision!!!

Irene M (4)
Saturday March 21, 2009, 6:56 am
Well done Mr Prime Minister Putin!

Kit B (276)
Saturday March 21, 2009, 9:17 am
Unfortunately just days after this news the Canadian government, not to be out done by Russia. allowed the killing of nearly a quarter million baby seals. While Israel is now the only nation on earth to attempt to ban the use of all animal fur. Each positive step can bring us to a goal of ending the abuse of animals.

Lana Shchennikova (1)
Friday October 7, 2011, 4:15 pm
Sorry to report...but Im not sure that the low is observed.
And important, that this low works for those who are under the age of 1.
And, surely, you understand, that cruel people can determine the age of the seal as they want it to be.
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