Russia Pledges (Partial) Ban on Hunting of Seal Pups!

The International Herald Tribune is reporting that Russia has pledged to ban the killing of all baby harp seals less than one year old.

Read the article here: http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/27/europe/27seals.php

The International Herald Tribune is reporting that Russia has pledged to ban the killing of all baby harp seals less than one year old.

Read the article here: http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/27/europe/27seals.php

The International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW) Director in Russia, Masha Vorontsova was quoted in the article as saying ""It should not be confused with an actual ban, remember 35,000 baby seals will still be killed in the White Sea next
month unless Russian ministers act swiftly to complete their pledge."

How will this move by Putin's government affect the upcoming deliberations of the European Union on their potential seal product ban?

Stay tuned...

Filed by J.C. Bouvier, IFAW Hunt Watch team member, en route to the Isle de Madalein in the Gulf of St. Lawrence...follow his travels and experiences on a seal pup watch this weekend, and IFAW actions in general on Twitter. http://www.twitter.com/action4ifaw

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