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Seal hunt inhumane? How about a bullfight? – The hypocrisy of the European Union’s ban on Canadian seal products

The European Union, as you’re probably aware, bans all seal products from Canada. Last year, the European Unionappeals process upheld an earlier ruling that the EU’s seal regime is “necessary to protect public morals.” There are exceptions for European travellers who buy seal products in other countries, but I didn’t want to take a chance. The ban has always seemed to me to be a hypocritical policy, but never more so, than after an unforgettable day in Madrid — a bullfight at Las Ventas Bullring. Video, Read the rest here 09:40

Actor Rhys Ifans brands seal hunt ‘inhumane’

The Amazing Spider-Man  branded the killing of the marine mammals for their skins as “an off-season cash grab” for the Canadian fishing industry in a letter urging the Appellate Body of World Trade Organisation (WTO) to maintain the organisation’s decision to uphold the European Union’s ban against the practice ahead of their meeting in Geneva on March 17. Read more here timeslive  09:07