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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Activists Try to Ban Seal Products in EU

If they can't stop the Canadians from slaughtering seals, activists are trying to take the economic incentive away.

A coalition of animal rights groups used jarring, graphic and emotive images Friday in its bid to secure a European Union ban on seal products.

At news conferences across Europe, they showed clips of hunters clubbing and shooting young seals, skinning one of the shot animals shortly after it was hooked and tossed on a boat.

While the animal appeared lifeless, there was little indication that the hunter made great efforts to ensure the animal was dead.

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