Seal the deal: Drop furs

It’s time for Canadian officials to stop squandering millions in taxpayer money trying to defend the harvesting of furs.

Now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that the European Union can legally ban the import of seal fur and other products because of “moral concerns,” it’s time for Canadian officials to stop squandering millions in taxpayer money trying to defend the dying seal slaughter and instead pursue a buyout.

The majority of Canadians oppose the cruel slaughter – which is the largest massacre of marine mammals on Earth — and since there are now no remaining markets for seal fur, the WTO’s ruling could be the final nail in the sealing industry’s coffin.

In the past, officials have turned a blind eye to seals’ immense suffering, but at some point they must acknowledge the damage that continuing the seal slaughter is doing to Canada’s economy and reputation.

 

Paula Moore, The PETA Foundation

Surrey North Delta Leader

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