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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Canada Okays Matching Seal Quota

This despite a dry market for seal products and a warming climate that is hurting the species?

Really, Canada? Really?

For the full article, go to The Globe and Mail here....
The market for Canadian seal pelts has gone dry but the federal government will still allow sealers to kill 400,000 of the marine mammals when the annual hunt opens next Monday.

The quota, announced in a release issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on Tuesday, ignores the advice of one of the government’s own scientists who urged that fewer harp seals be taken this year because of waning sea ice.

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