Success for Seals – EU Ban on Importing Seal Fur Is Upheld!

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victory for Canada seals Yesterday, in a move that genuinely put animal welfare first, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled that the EU ban on the import of seal fur and other products because of “moral concerns” is legal.

The WTO was not impressed by Canada’s far-fetched claim that the commercial seal slaughter can somehow be humane, meaning that Canada’s desperate attempt to revive the archaic and cruel practice of bludgeoning baby seals to death may have finally died. This victory comes on the heels of pleas from tens of thousands of PETA supporters and letters to the panel from Jude Law on PETA’s behalf, as well as from Canadian Pamela Anderson.

Since there are now no remaining markets for seal fur, the WTO’s ruling may be the final nail in the sealing industry’s coffin. Instead of squandering millions more in taxpayer dollars appealing yet another international ruling against it, Canada should pursue a buyout, which would help seals and sealers.

Although it looks like the barbaric seal-fur trade’s days are numbered, both from a moral and an economic point of view, you can still help to hasten its demise by taking action:

http://petauk.org/canadaseals

Image: chapmankj75 / CC BY 2.0

Comments

  • Marilyn Cocking commented on November 27, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Should not be killed i would never wear it or even buy it .

  • Veronica May commented on November 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I am delighted that the ban on import of Seal fur is upheld. It is vey cruel and inhumane to bludgeon baby seals to death and it upsets me very much when i have seen pictures of this in the newspapers Leave the baby Seals alone, they have a right to their life and seal fur looks better on them than on us

  • Steve Speirs commented on November 27, 2013 at 11:20 am

    It’s barbaric and cowardly and baby seals are so beautiful!

  • Sally dolby commented on November 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Anybody wearing this should be clubbed the same way….HEARTBRAKING

  • deborah fesel commented on November 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    At last someone is listening, it is heart breaking, all animals are for loving not killing.

  • Valerie Light commented on November 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    cruel and unnecessary

  • Gabriele Hommel commented on November 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Stopt the gruel crime to animals!!!!

  • TIAGO DE CARVALHO FATICHI commented on November 28, 2013 at 2:13 am

    does not necesseary to do this to animals

  • Jenny Bron commented on November 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Geweldig dat het verbod op de import van zeehondenbont wordt gehandhaafd.
    Deze vreselijke wreedheden op de zeehondjes heeft niets meer met humaniteit te maken ,maar is gewoon martelen tot de dood er opvolgt .Deze huilers hebben totaal geen kans tegen die beulen .Die mensen zouden zich diep moeten schamen .

  • Danny Bakker commented on November 29, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Stop cruelty to animals!

  • deborah phazey commented on December 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    The murder of any animal for their fur/skin needs to stop. This world would be beautiful if people were not evil and driven by greed. All life is precious!!!

  • sue n. commented on December 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Stop treating animals cruely and then winging because these people start treating humans the same way .

  • rita uljee commented on December 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    very hard to understand that there are people willing to kill or buy but this puts an end to it,thanks for that.

  • babettte gierig commented on December 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    stop this unbeliable cruelty!!!

  • Frank Brookes commented on December 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    My God , absolutely disgusting , makes me feel ashamed to be human !!!

  • J. David Scott commented on December 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Nothing less than barbaric.

  • Phyllis White commented on December 7, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Stop this inhumane treatment!

  • kathleen lavelle commented on December 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I have lived in Canada for 65 years and have NEVER met a person who is in favor of the seal hunt. This is wonderful news !

  • Kathrine & Keith Walsh commented on December 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    It is such good news concerning the cessation of the barbaric slaughter of seals. Thanks to Peta and all involved in bringing about this long needed ban on the inhumane killing of seals.

    I am still surprised that Canada would want to be be involved in this slaughter. It did not give them a good image around the world. It is a country that I would not have expected to be involved in this cruel killing of these beautiful animals.

    • Dave and Rita Cross commented on December 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Canada has lost respect around the world! The inhumanity to all animals must be prevalent as they don’t give a flip for the suffering seals, mostly babies! We have made our last trip to Canada! With countless numbers of letters from caring people, their arrogance is unforgivable!

  • Jeanne Bradbury commented on December 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    We should be ashamed of ourselves as a species to not have totally wiped out seal hunting long ago!!!!

  • Jeanne Bradbury commented on December 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    We should be ashamed of ourselves as a species to not have obliterated seal hunting long ago!!!!

  • Jacqueline McKay commented on December 8, 2013 at 2:36 am

    How can the Canadian government say that butchering baby seals to death is humane? This is inhumane, cowardly and barbaric. They are not ours to torture and kill. They should be left in peace to live their lives as we are allowed to.

    Stop the seal hunt once and for all!!

  • Elise Margulis commented on December 8, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Stop the barbaric seal hunt!! It’s sadistic and unnecessary. Find a way to make a living without slaughtering innocent animals!!

  • Tracey knowlton commented on December 8, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Stop unnecessary cruelty to living beings!

  • colin commented on December 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

    quelle barbarie inadmissible a notre epoque

  • Daved Wachsman commented on December 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I have been wearing man-made material clothing, etc for most of my life. There is no reason why anyone should wear animal skins and by-products unless it is totally unavoidable which in many cases it is. The animals skins were designed and made for the animal that wears it. It is theirs and we have no right to take what was given to them exclusively. Mankind needs to act civilized and morally responsible for the plight of the BELOVED animals.

  • V Jackson commented on December 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Please stop this barbaric practice !

  • cintia commented on December 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Stop Cruelty!!!!!!!!

  • ELVIRA AMBROSINO commented on December 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    BASTA ASSASSINARE GLI ANIMALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Irene commented on December 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Stop cruelty to animals!!

  • JACK commented on December 9, 2013 at 12:14 am

    horrific

  • Rita Casolari commented on December 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Stop cruelty to animals!

  • Eline P commented on December 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    stop animalcruelty!

  • Diana Covington commented on December 9, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    In the 21st century, we are far beyond the cave-man era, yet animals are still slaughtered cruelly and for no necessary reason at all. If we are ever to evolve to a level of humanity that we can feel good about, we must stop the murder and torture of the innocent, and what is more innocent that an animal!

  • suzie tucker commented on December 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    please help them

  • christine commented on December 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    in a daily bases these animals suffer so im glad of people that work all over the world to help our animals be safe and humainly cared for . this treatment is torture .

  • Tracy Christmas commented on December 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Stop this barbaric practice!

  • Linda Finch commented on February 1, 2014 at 1:26 am

    269 for life

  • Laura McClary commented on February 1, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Disgusting, cruel and hideous people to do this to an innocent creature.

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