European Union to Go Seal-Fur-Free?

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Today, we’ve got great news for seals and bad news for the people with the spikey-tipped sticks! According to the Daily Mail, the EU has announced that a fur import embargo will be drawn up in the next few weeks. Yippee!

So, thanks to all of you who responded to PETA’s call to action and contacted the EU about this issue!

That’s another 27 countries that will most likely cut ties with an industry that bludgeons and skins baby seals alive. With European ports closed to seal fur, Canada’s barbaric annual seal hunt may just come to an end. Kinda makes you want to sing “Another One Bites the Dust,” doesn’t it?

We are confident that EU leaders are finally starting to turn away from the annual torture of defenseless baby seals on Canada’s ice floes each spring just to benefit Canadian fishers. Well, the whole world’s watching you now, Canada, and the next move will be yours.

Posted by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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