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Thursday, March 27, 2008

EU May Target Canadian Seal Hunt

Seal hunting is a barbaric practice. The EU may take steps to put pressure on Canada to stop it.

EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas is "looking into the nature of the inhumane killing of seals" and is drafting a text to be presented before June, EU spokeswoman Barbara Helfferich told reporters.

She would not say if the measures could include an import ban on products derived from Canadian seals or other economic or political sanctions.

Animal rights campaigners and lawmakers are putting increasing pressure on the EU's executive office to take a tougher stand against the annual hunt, which has been criticized as cruel.

Canada recently introduced the innovation of cutting the throat of clubbed seals if they aren't dead yet. Isn't that nice of them?

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