The Netherlands Becomes 2nd EU Nation to Ban Seal Products

Yesterday we received news that The Netherlands had decreed to end the sale and trade of all seal products!  This is terrific news for seals and a great victory for IFAW and its supporters...

The ban officially removes the Dutch market from the international commercial seal trade, sending a strong message to the Canadian government that European markets for seal products are continuing to shrink. This decision was applauded by IFAW (The International Fund for Animal Welfare –, which has actively campaigned to achieve a national ban in The Netherlands for several years.

Read the full press release here.

Comments: 2

10 years ago

I'm sure we are all proud of your country, Nanieke! Post an address please so we can thank your government ourselves!
Thank You, the people of the Netherlands, who worked so hard to make this happen <3

10 years ago

I am from the Netherlands and I am proud that my country finaly took the step of banning seal products. At first the ban would be official on the 11th of september, but it has moved to 23 october. I hope that all European countries will follow, because that will really make a difference.

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