France to ban import of seal products!

More great news for seals this week!

Yesterday, Austria, and today the government of France has declared their intention to ban the import of seal products.

With this commitment, France joins Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico,and Croatia in speaking out against Canada's cruel, unsustainable, and unnecessary slaughter of harp seal pups.

Let's keep this momentum going!

Comments: 8

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

IT IS VERY SAD THAT PEOPLE WITH GO AND KILL ANIMALS THAT ARE ALMOST LIKE YOU. THEY DONT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AND PEOPLE JUST GO BEHIMD THEN AND KILL THEM BY HITTING THEM ON THERE HEADS. IT MAKE NO SENSE WHY PEOPLE WOULD DO THIS FOR MONEY AND FASHION. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Rick, free speech is always welcomed here, it's petty name-calling and off-topic posts which are removed.
And "farmers", IFAW works towards humane treatment of all animals. This happens to be a blog specifically about the seal hunt, which is why all posts about about the seal hunt, and not about mink farming, canned hunts, and other issues posters may bring up. All those topics are important, but not on this particular blog.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

it seems all my posts get feleted so much for free speech. We aggree that over fishing was the major cause for the cod collapse. I believe chris is saying that with an overpopulation of seals their is an increased stress level on the cod through predation so its making it difficult for their numbers to increase.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Is france & other countries going to ban mink pelts I wonder...or is it OK to GROW mink pelts in 1x2 foot cages for the fashion industry...must be acceptable to animal RIGHTS groups...don't hear of any mink FARMS shutting down...maybe the sealers should GROW seals in cages and then they would also be left alone...or is there no MONEY to be made protesting at stinking mink FARMS... mink is not killed on white ice so there's no gory photos to show...just a thought...

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Cod stocks were not depleted by seals - they were depleted by vast over-fishing with trawl nets, whether it be by Canadians or others. Even the Canadian government admits this.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

OK...So the reality of the situation is that there is a need for the seal hunt in Eastern and Western Canada. I base this arguement on utalitarianism. The seal hunt provides a greater good for a greater number of people than not having it. First there is the need to employ people in the fihing industry who lost there jobs due to a massive depletion in cod stocks caused by an overpopulation of seals. Second, there is the need to ensure that there are cod and salmon stocks for the future. I think it is a brilliant idea to make some money out of something that needs to happen in order to preserve and sustain another staple industry. Booyah!!!

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

As one of the fashion capitals of the world, this ban should make a difference for the seals. Now designers will think twice before using seal skins and furs (and hopefully all fur) in their collections.

 
Anonymous
7 years ago

Excellent news!
Let us hope the UK quickly follows suit!

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