Russia Bans Canadian Seal Imports!
DECEMBER 21, 2011
Russia and two of its neighbours have informed the World Trade Organization that they are banning the import and export of harp seal pelts – a move that animal-rights activists are celebrating as the death knell of Canada’s commercial seal industry. Russia has been the biggest market for the Canadian seal fur industry. And harp seals are the prime source of that fur. Great news! But I'm not exactly sure why RUSSIA would ban them.