Di Nino's Seal Ordeal

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution last week on the European Union's ban on seal products that calls on individual member states to co-operate with governments of sealing nations, and engage in honest and respectful dialogue on a common resolution to the issue.

Published: Wednesday, 07/08/2009 12:00 am EDT

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly adopted a resolution last week on the European Union's ban on seal products that calls on individual member states to co-operate with governments of sealing nations, and engage in honest and respectful dialogue on a common resolution to the issue. The OSCE PA has 300 delegates from 56 parliaments from Euope and Central Asia, Canada and the U.S. The resolution was sponsored by the Canadian delegation, led by Conservative Senator Consiglio Di Nino. Mr. Di Nino said the EU seal products ban is counter to OSCE trade liberalization commitments and disregards the opinions of many that the seal hunt is carried out according to scientific advice and government regulation.

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