“This quota is outrageous,” said Sheryl Fink, a senior
researcher with IFAW. “With the current state of fur markets, there’s no place
for pelts to go, even at reduced prices, yet the Canadian government has no
problem allowing 280,000 seals to die even if it means the pelts will likely sit
in a warehouse for the foreseeable future.”
Recent economic evaluations have indicated that the market
for seal fur is saturated, causing prices to drop by almost half.