Tuesday, May 5, 2009

European Union bans seal fur!

I just blogged about the impending ban yesterday and how the sealers were 'stricking back' in their usual pathetic manner with their declaration of ethical seal harvest...and today it happened: seal fur is banned within the entire European Union (that is the entire block: 27 countries!). Things could not be better.

This is yet another nail in the coffin of the cruel international sealing industry AND the fur industry. Not too long ago the EU banned dog and cat fur, and now seal fur goes the way of the dinosaur. At least in the EU.

There is still lots of work to be done, but we can now say that the world is at least becoming more animal friendly. What we do is not in vein.

Thanks to the campaigns of animal rights and animal welfare groups, the EU and its citizens were able to cut through the rethoric and disinformation about the seal industry and made a true ethical decision.

The EU now joins the United States and Croatia by passing this bill. If you want more information, please visit HSUS: EU victory for seals

And lets end this post with some words of Rebecca Aldworth:

The Canadian government tried every trick in the book to try to derail the ban: sending massive delegations to lobby on behalf of the sealing industry, misinforming decision makers, and even threatening trade reprisals. But the EU acted on behalf of its citizens and, in doing so, has saved millions of defenseless seals from a horrible fate.

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