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Sealing advocates applaud idea of federal funding, but not approach

Sealing advocates from across Canada are excited the federal government is putting money into the industry, but some say the new fund’s focus on marketing is the wrong approach. This week’s federal budget included the, which rolls out over five years and is specifically targeted at ensuring Inuit can make use of an exemption to the European Union’s seal ban.  “Clearly it seems like European people have decided that seal hunting was immoral,” says Gil Theriault with the Magdalen Islands Seal Hunters Association. Read the rest here 10:25