Euro-MPs have voted overwhelmingly for a total ban on the trade in seal products across Europe.
A resolution at the end of a three-year campaign, triggered by a public outcry at the annual seal culls in Canada and Norway, condemned the slaughter of seals as "inherently inhumane".
Labour Euro MP Arlene McCarthy, who helped steer the ban through the European Parliament, said: "This law is a victory for people power and a credit to the campaigners involved."
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Europe Votes to Ban Seal Products
That's good news. From the press release: