Canadian delegation on seal hunting

27th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

27 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - Canada is standing up in support of the hunt on seals. A delegation is in the Netherlands this week "to dispel all sorts of myths about the hunt on seals," Canadian ambassador for fisheries conservation Loyola Sullivan said on Monday. He talked to MPs and others in The Hague.

27 March 2007


AMSTERDAM - Canada is standing up in support of the hunt on seals. A delegation is in the Netherlands this week "to dispel all sorts of myths about the hunt on seals," Canadian ambassador for fisheries conservation Loyola Sullivan said on Monday. He talked to MPs and others in The Hague. 

The Canadians are concerned that the Dutch Parliament and government are working on a ban on seal fur.

"We do not think that a parliament should decide on emotional grounds," Sullivan said. "We are disputing the myths spread by all sorts of organisations that are mainly focussed on raising money. One such myth is that we murder baby seals, but that has been banned in Canada since 1987."

Canada permits the hunt on seals because their numbers have increased enormously. While there were some 2 million seals in 1970, there are now more than 5.5 million.

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