Please help secure a ban on the unnecessary trade in seal products
Below is a special request from Robbie Marsland, Director of IFAW UK:
In a matter of weeks, the European Commission will make an announcement about the trade in seal products in Europe.
As you may know, there is already a ban, which forbids the trade in products from young harp and hooded seals. However, seals as young as 13 days old are currently killed to provide products for Europe and the rest of the world.
Please take action today and ask the UK Government to insist on a ban on trade in all seal products in Europe.
This is a rare chance to make a real difference and to help stop animal cruelty. Closing down markets for seal products will help bring commercial seal hunts to an end. Nothing less than a full ban on all seal products will do.
IFAW has conducted opinion polls across Europe, which show that the majority of people* are opposed to the Canadian commercial seal hunt and that the majority support a ban on the trade in seal products. In the UK, recent polls show that 69% of the public support such a ban.
I urge you to support this campaign today and thank you for your continued support.
Director, IFAW UK
*Of those expressing an opinion. Polling was conducted in UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands,Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Slovenia and Finland.