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Canada to challenge EU seal ban

Ottawa - The Harper government announced today it has formally challenged the European Union's ban on trade in Canadian seal products at the World Trade Organization.

Activist says something's 'fishy' with Canadian seal skin market Special

Saint John's - The International Fund for Animal Welfare is wondering why the prices for seal pelts have nearly doubled for some sealers when the market has been suffering from a lack of demand.

Predictions for 2010 seal hunt: Few hunters, record low takes

Just as the Canadian seal hunt is about to get underway on April 8 in Newfoundland, Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans is being criticized for allowing the hunt to proceed.

Canadian government seeks online seal hunt chatter monitor

Concerned by how those opposed to Canada's seal hunt are using social network sites the federal government wants to hire a social network monitor.

PETA's New Campaign Targets Canadian Maple Syrup

In what is sure to be a controversial campaign, the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking aim at the Canadian maple syrup industry to increase pressure on the Canadian Government to abolish the seal hunt.

Canadian MPs vote to promote seal hunt products at Winter Games

In response to European ban, a motion to use the Games to promote seal products passed unanimously in the House of Commons yesterday.

Government Will Defend Canada’s Seal Hunt

The federal government says Canada’s seal hunt is humane and sustainable and the government will defend it on the world stage.

Will European ban on seal products harm free-trade deal?

Canada's Prime Minister is scheduled to hold free trade talks with European leaders but a ban on seal products may affect those talks.

Russia Moves Towards Ending Seal Hunt

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has referred to the seal hunt as a "bloody industry.", sending a signal the country is moving towards a ban.

The Canadian Seal Hunt Nears The Protests have Begun

The Canadian seal hunt will begin sometime in the next few weeks, the liens between those against and those in support are firmly drawn and the protests have begun. This year's quota has been raised.

Seal Hunt Quota Slashed

Canada's Fisheries department has cut the seal hunt quota

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