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EU BANS Seal Imports

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...PzfMQD9803N982

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EU takes aim at Canada, bans seal products
By CONSTANT BRAND – 1 day ago

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament voted to ban imports of seal products Tuesday, including fur coats and even omega-3 pills, trying to force Canada to end the annual seal hunt that animal rights groups call barbaric.

The EU assembly overwhelmingly endorsed a bill that said commercial seal hunting, notably in Canada, is "inherently inhumane." The bill still needs the backing of EU governments, but officials called that a formality since national envoys had already endorsed the bill.

Canada's East Coast seal hunt is the largest of its kind in the world, killing an average of 300,000 harp seals annually. Canada exported around $5.5 million U.S. dollars worth of seal products such as pelts, meat, and oils to the EU in 2006.

Wonderful news, wonderful, Thank You Lord, this is the best news I have heard in a long, long time.
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It's been a long time coming, but everything comes to those that wait as they say
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Long overdue, IMO.
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Let's hope the other countries that haven't banned as yet feel the pressure enough to ban as well. It's progress for sure.
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Hi

Since the beginning of the year we here in Germany finally (along with other EU members) also have an import ban on cat and dog fur

so no more imports of up to 500 000 cat furs per year from China

Christine
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Hi

Since the beginning of the year we here in finally Germany (along with other EU members) also have an import ban on cat and dog fur

so no more imports of up to 500 000 cat furs per year from China

Christine
Good new all around I say.
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Good new all around I say.
I'll second that!
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