Posted by: kinshipcircle | May 7, 2009

CANADIAN SEALERS LOSE BIGGEST CLIENT – EUROPE!

UPDATE: Canadian Sealers Lose Biggest Client – EUROPE!
SOURCE: 5/5/09, EU seal ban a ‘black day for Atlantic Canada’: Industry
FULL STORY: http://www.canada.com/news/Parliament+votes+seal+imports/1564814/story.html

FOLKS — THIS IS BIG NEWS.
They did it. The European Parliament passed
legislation to ban seal items from import/export throughout the European
Union. Today, they “voted overwhelmingly in favour of a ban across 27
nations.” Yep, the Canadian sealers just lost their biggest client: Europe!

“It’s a black day for Atlantic Canada for this ban to go ahead,” said Robert
Courtney, president of the North of Smokey Fishermen’s Association in Nova
Scotia. “It’s really going to have an impact because it’s not just sealers
who will be affected, but fishermen, too. We didn’t think they would do it.”

Ah, but they did. And while it may be a black day for the killers — what a
glorious day for the seals! Please take one moment to let this sink in. Our
fight is far from over…but we’re closing in. Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle

PS: IF YOU HAVEN’T TAKEN ACTION ON THESE ALERTS, DO THEM NOW
4/25/09: Don’t Stain 2010 Olympics With The Blood Of Seals
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1822&seriesfirst=true
3/7/09: Canada Seal Bill Dropped, No Debate. Demand End To Killing.
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1811&seriesfirst=true
Ottawa authorized the slaughter of 338,000 seals this year.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iCqFPWJDXvUBwTji6WKK_wRKH10w

The European Parliament voted 550-49 in Strasbourg, France, ending a long
battle to shut off a key market for Canada’s sealing industry.

“It was a landslide victory,” said Rebecca Aldworth, director of the Humane
Society International Canada. She said jubilant parliamentarians who
supported the law held up photographs and stuffed seal toys before the
electronic vote. “We’re absolutely thrilled. This is a historic moment in
the campaign to stop commercial seal hunts around the world…”  FULL STORY:
http://www.canada.com/news/Parliament+votes+seal+imports/1564814/story.html



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KINSHIP CIRCLE REFERENCES:
4/25/09: Don’t Stain 2010 Olympics With The Blood Of Seals
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1822&seriesfirst=true
3/7/09: Canada Seal Bill Dropped, No Debate. Demand End To Killing.
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/letter_library/letter_new.asp?LetterID=1811&seriesfirst=true
Sept-Dec 2008 UPDATES: Netherlands Ban Products Made Of Cape Fur Seals
not yet on Kinship Circle website * https://kinshipcircle.wordpress.com/updates/
Aug-Oct 2008 UPDATES: EU Proposes Total Ban On Some Seal Goods
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_aug-oct_2008.html#anchor22
April-June 2008 UPDATES: Canada’s Seal Hunt Ends With Lower Kill Numbers
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/updates/updates_apr-jun_2008.html#anchor21

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