Why international standards for killing seals will not alleviate animal welfare concerns

In 2006, the European Parliament requested that the European Commission draft a

In 2006, the European Parliament requested that the European Commission draft a regulation to ban trade in products derived from harp and hooded seals. In an attempt to stop that process, the Canadian government and the fur trade are now lobbying for international standards for killing seals as an alternative means of dealing with concerns about the application of killing methods expressed by European citizens, the European Parliament, and various individual European countries.

Experts

Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag, Country Director, Germany
Country Director, Germany
Robbie Marsland, Regional Director, United Kingdom
Regional Director, United Kingdom
Sheryl Fink, Wildlife Campaigns Director, IFAW Canada
Wildlife Campaigns Director, IFAW Canada
Sonja Van Tichelen, Regional Director, European Union
Regional Director, European Union