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Europe lawmakers: Ban Canada seal products

Updated: September 8, 2006, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press — Sept. 8, 2006

STRASBOURG, France — European Parliament members issued a declaration Wednesday demanding the European Union ban the import of seal products to protest Canada's seal hunt.

A written declaration signed by 368 lawmakers aims to shut the European market to seal hides and fur from Canada, officials said.

"Commercial seal hunting is a brutal and cruel practice, targeting seal pups only a few weeks old," said a statement issued by Swedish Green Party member Carl Schlyter and British ...

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