The European Parliament has banned all trade in seal pelts and seal products. The move was strongly criticized by Canada and particularly by the Canadian Sealers Association, which insists that the Canadian method of clubbing young seals to death on the ice is humane. The Association also notes that seals eat a lot of cod and that the cod fishery is in danger. Oddly, neither of these arguments carried the day.
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