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Major Victory as Russia Bans Trade in Harp Seal Skins!

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- 2737 days ago -
I'm thrilled to tell you that the door to one of the largest markets for seal products has now been slammed shut - the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation has banned the the import and export of harp seal skins.


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Barb Knight (1685)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:26 pm
Woo-Hoo!! Now maybe Canada will follow suit!!

. (1)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:51 pm
Noted. Thank you Barb.

. (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 4:09 pm
This is huge news, and should be given greater exposure.

Constance F (418)
Monday December 19, 2011, 4:18 pm
Thank you Barbcat for posting! Although,I imagine there is always a black market, this is wonderful. Having the officials of an entire nation say NO More is a powerful statement. Let this hideous archaic industry die!

Chavonne H (46)
Monday December 19, 2011, 4:31 pm
This is good to know.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 5:38 pm
Thanks for the good news. If there is no demand, the atrocities will stop...but as Constance, there will always be a black market.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday December 19, 2011, 5:52 pm
This is terrific news. In hopes others will follow.

Monday December 19, 2011, 6:08 pm
About time. Now the rest of the world needs to follow!! Thanks Barb.

Dotti L (85)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:14 pm
Great news, Barb. Thank you for sending.

Pat B (356)
Monday December 19, 2011, 6:20 pm
It's about time. All nations need to follow Russia's ban. Way to go!!! Thanks, Barb. xox

Carmen S (611)
Monday December 19, 2011, 7:05 pm
great news, thanks Barb

Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:03 pm
Hey, you guys!!!!

We win again!!


Ingrid A (524)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:11 pm
Awesome. Thank you Barb.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:19 pm
Now that this great event took place, they need to crack down on third-world black marketing. Thanks Barb for the update with great news.

Anne Settanni (152)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:50 pm
I love this good news, thanks Barb!!!

Kim O (396)
Monday December 19, 2011, 9:49 pm
YAHHHHHHOOOOOOIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE!!!!! This is sooooo awesome!!!! Here in Canada we've been battling this sickening slaughter for soooooo long. Now with 90% of their business gone maybe NOW it will be stopped once and for all! HAAAAAAPPPPPY DANNNNNCE!!!! Cha cha cha!!!!!! Thanks Barb!!!!!! Yip yip yippppeeeee!!!

Michael Carney (217)
Monday December 19, 2011, 11:15 pm
Very good news to here...I hope they honor, their word...Thanks Barb!!!

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:50 am
Wonderful news ! Hopefully, other countries will follow with the same.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 4:25 am
thanks, noted

Carol H (229)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 4:39 am
thank you for the great news BarbCat!!!! will forward!!

Shelli S (374)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:04 am
Great news, way to go Russia!!!!
"Vladimir Putin called it a “bloody industry” and something that “should have been banned years ago.”
Finally some really good news, not only for all of us, but mostly for the seals!! Noted!

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:34 am
Fantastic!!!!!!!! Who could have believed that should happen! One of the greatest Christmas presents ever! Thanks for posting this wonerful article!

Lisa N (202)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:37 am
OMG Barb, this is a major victory for these precious babies, thank you for sharing this wonderful news!!!! xoxo

Grigorieva Anastasia (12)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:40 am
I'm really proud of country! It's a great step! Noted!

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:45 am
Great news for harp seal mutilation..Thanks Barb for this news.your the one...

Diana W (2)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:45 am
OH, YESSSSS!!!!!!!!
Excellent! Thanks for sharing this outstanding news!

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:12 am
(Dewin' my happy chair dance here!!) Go Russia, go Russia, go Russia!!!!! I am just too elated for words. I am soooooooooo HAPPY for the Seals!!!!!!!!!!! With Russia telling them (mainly Canada) NO WAY to seal fur, Canada hopefully will be forced to shut down that disgusting, barbaric industry. Burn the Hack-a-pics!!!!!!!
Great Christmas present! Thanks so much for posting this, Barb!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:18 am
Great. Thank you for sharing.

Dana B (139)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:37 am
Wonderful news! Thank you

Tan S (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:40 am
A very good news indeed.

Patricia E G (52)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 7:06 am
Bravo for Russia, for doing the Right Thing ~

Craig Pittman (52)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 7:36 am
Really good news. Thank you BarbCat. Now lets focus on Canada with its appalling seal hunt.


Ruth C (87)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 7:44 am
Hooray!! thank you God and thank you Russia for saying no more seal skins!!

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 8:39 am
Thanks Barb, just posted this myself, I wish care2 would not allow duplicate stories, but nonetheless...I am very happy to have a little Russian blood running through my veins today :-)

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:19 am

Beth M (138)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:29 am
Good news always welcome.

zora b (85)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:33 am
wonderful news!

Jim P (3247)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:32 am
Good news...

TY, BarbCat.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:44 am
I have heard already. Its a great news
Now its time for Canada

Jerry B (128)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 11:23 am
Fantastic news great artical..thanks Barb!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 11:28 am
Thank you for this wonderful news, Barb. And thank you, Lisa N. for your notification... I don't think anyone could be happier over this news than this rusty old Canuck....

(Sobering, however, is the fact that the federal government strongly endorses the infamous seal slaughter. And although the majority of Canadians condemn the practice, the electorate, as usual, doesn't impress feds on important issues. When the EU indicated awhile back that seal products from Canada were going to be banned, our bone-headed feds threatened to sue. Doesn't get much dumber, or more calloused than that. So it will be interesting to see how PM Harper will rattle his sabre and threaten Russia. That will truly be laughable.....!)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 11:29 am
Good news, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 12:07 pm
I can't even say how thrilled I am to hear this great news. Canada take note!! Canada you should be ashamed of yourself.

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:53 pm
good :)

Mary T (178)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:05 pm
Wonderful news, Thanks Barb.

Dawn Mason (40)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:24 pm
That's great!! :)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:32 pm
Great it is !! :-) :-)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:33 pm
Thank you so Much for sharing this, Barb !

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:34 pm
like the good news, making me smile all over the place today Barb and Lisa!

Eternal Gardener (734)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 3:38 pm
Beautiful news! Thank you!

aj E (164)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:19 pm

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 5:33 pm
I can only pray Barb, that Canada will come to their senses as the majority of Canadian have opposed this blood bath cruelty for decades. It is the Freaking Prime Minister Steven Harp er that is continuing to allow this insanity! Like the US Harper is an Illuminati puppet, the people truly have no voice, they do what they freaken want too. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is right in calling it a bloody industry! All lives have a right to live here.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:15 pm
Refreshing: good news in the world of humans living in their delusional alternate universe bent on depravity and destruction of the mother and all of her children.

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:36 pm
Today I heard the good news. Comfortable leaving my poor dolls killers. God I love you so much. IFAW Thank you. BarbCat Thank you. I was very happy this news. I am sending thousands of kisses.

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:39 pm
Thank you Dear Barb! Totally with Constance on this...sadly as long as people have greed, there will always be someone out there! BTW...When they are out there doing their "Dirty Deeds" may they all drop into the Abyss and ......Going to live the rest up to you guys...

Marilyn M (145)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 8:47 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting the great news, Barb, and thank you for forwarding, Lisa.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 8:54 pm

If we keep this up, we're just likely to save our planet.

Harshita Sharma (137)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:30 pm
THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol C (97)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 10:23 pm
Great news!

Elsie Au (259)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 11:50 pm
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news. I hope that now without the market, Canada will finally stop seal hunting for good. It has been long overdue for this already.

desanka s (416)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:18 am
Fabulous news!!! It is time to stop in whole world seal hunting. Thank you BarbCat and all my friends who forwarded this news.

Ruth R (246)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:31 am
Noted. Yes, a major victory! A step in the right direction for ecosystems. Thank You, BarbCat.

P A (117)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 12:36 am
Thanks so much for the news BarbCat and Lynn - wonderful! Green stars to those I could...

tracey p (81)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:06 am
This is wonderful news...look how happy the seal in the photograph is!!! Thank you so much.

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:31 am

Nino U (17)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 6:48 am
Finally some good news

Joy Wong (100)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:20 am
That' s good news. Thank you BarbCat for sharing.

IE R (237)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:38 am

That's great news!!


Esther Z (94)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 8:45 am
Noted. Thanks, BarbCat, for sharing this wonderful news.

Lisa N (202)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:19 am
Thank you to Gerald for the added information, isn't it terrible that the majority of their citizens are against the slaughter as well as the fact that the hunt is not turning profit. So, yes it will be interesting to see how this all unfolds. Still, I can't help but feel that it is a positive!

Tracey E (87)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:53 am

Tracey E (87)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 11:58 am

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:02 pm
WONDERFUL wonderful news. No let's encourage Canada. Thank you for the good news.

Nancy sands (448)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 3:16 pm
Yeah Baby Yeah!

Dominique M (241)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 4:12 pm
Great news!

Gary C (5)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 7:40 pm
Well done Russia , now for Canada , but I won't be holding my breathe , Canada has a very unfortunate government at the moment hell bent on raping and pillaging the wilderness to the detriment of everyone and everthing in it....

Xil L (40)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:06 am
Lovely news! thanx!

Xil L (40)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:09 am
the good side of putin is that he is a nature lover....if he drops out of the next presidential bid, i hope he ends his reign with more actions like this. obama should do the same, something his kids would respect him for...

Quanta Kiran (67)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:26 am

Cynthia B (74)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:59 am
Thanks,this is a beautiful gift for xmas :)

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:21 am

brittany h (16)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:49 am
This is GREAT! Honestly though, what took them so long. How could you look at those little faces and want to hurt them. Now it's Canada's turn!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 8:03 am
love making possible for the blind to see.
Peace and Love

Caitlin G (29)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 8:55 am
Noted, yay!

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 11:26 am
Noted. Wonderful news!

Lindsey Williams (234)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 11:32 am
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! This is the best news I have heard in awhile. Hopefully if more sales declined, those stupid, pathetic sealers will have to abandon clubbing poor baby seals all together! One can only hope!

O O (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:49 pm
WHAT WONDEERFUL NEWS, certainly a Christmas Miracle. THANK you to everyone who worked so hard for so many years to come to his point where Canada will have NO CHOICE BUT TO STOP THE SLAUGHTERS! YEA!!!!!!!!!!AND WE ALL HELPED!!!!!

Scott S. (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:36 pm
I'm really happy about this.

Cristina M (137)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:44 pm
Great and amazing news! Thanks Barb!

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:56 am
Thanks for sharing the good news!

Gideon Schery (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:33 am
Loooong overdue... It's time to step up and take back our world!! To protect it for our future!

Martin S (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:38 pm
This is great news! Now if we can get Canada to stop this horrid practice!

Victoria B (21)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:07 pm
Yes! Moving Forward.

Maria T (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:13 pm
Wonderful! Simply wonderful!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 8:55 am
Great news! Thank you Barb!

Frank Pickens (126)
Monday December 26, 2011, 12:25 am
It is great news although it is pretty sad when Russia has surpassed the U.S> in many areas of animal preservation. Thank you Rusiia
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