PETA’s Statement, re: WTO Decision Regarding EU Seal Fur Import Ban

For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2014

The Canadian government’s pathetic attempt to force the cruel products of its despised commercial seal slaughter onto the unwilling EU public has been stopped today by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Canada has squandered millions in taxpayer dollars trying to prop up this dying industry and stained the country’s international reputation. The WTO’s decision is a victory for baby seals who are bludgeoned to death in front of other desperate seals and brings us a giant step closer to the day when violence on Canadian ice floes is a thing of the past.

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