23 Dec '11, 9am

Seal pups 'sliced open alive': horror of Canadian hunt prompts Russian skins ban

Seal pups 'sliced open alive': horror of Canadian hunt prompts Russian skins ban

Seal protection took a massive leap forward with the news that the Russian Federation, along with its customs partners Belarus and Kazakhstan, has banned the import and export of harp seal skins. Russia is said to be by far the largest market for Canadian seal pelts, so this could spell the death knell for the annual seal slaughter. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) opposes the seal hunt as it is cruel and unnecessary. I’m sad to say that I have witnessed seals being clubbed or shot and skinned so that their fur can be used to provide luxury products for the fashion industry. IFAW has been campaigning to end commercial seal hunting for more than 40 years, and its work helped bring about the end of Russia’s own seal hunt in 2009. At the time, Russia’s Minister of Natural Resources Yury Trutnev said, 'The bloody seal slaughter, the killing of the defenceless a...

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