Sealing verdict

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2011:

LUXEMBOURG–The European General Court on September 14,  2011 ruled that the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami,  representing Canadian indigenous sealers,  lacks standing to challenge the 2010 European Union ban on imports of seal products.  The Fur Institute of Canada is reportedly pursuing a similar case,  targeting the seal import ban enforcement regulations,  while the Canadian government is appealing the ban to the World Trade Organization. 

The 2011 Atlantic Canada sealing quota was set at 400,000,  the highest since 1971,  but only 38,000 seals were killed,  according to the Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans.

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