EU Rejects Seal Ban

Published: Wednesday, 01/31/2007 12:00 am EST

The European Union rejected an appeal last week for an EU-wide ban on seal fur products, reports the CBC. The EU's executive commission said a 1983 law imposing limited bans on fur imports was "adequate," and that it would take steps to ensure seal hunting in Canada was humane. However, Belgium unanimously backed a national ban on seal products on Jan. 25, while Germany, Italy and the Netherlands are working on similar bans.

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