Sign the Petition:
The European Union ban on trade in products of commercial seal hunts has already saved more than one million baby seals from a horrible fate. It is imperative that the EU protects this life-saving Regulation!
I support the strong proposal from the European Commission to tweak the EU ban and bring it more fully into compliance with WTO rules. I urge the European Parliament and all EU Member States to support this strong proposal and resist all attempts by special interest groups to weaken the Regulation.
The EU needs your help to stand up to the sealing industry.
The European Union ban on trade in products of commercial seal hunts has already saved more than one million baby seals.
Canada and Norway challenged the ban at the World Trade Organization and, while the WTO ruled largely in favor of the EU, the Regulation needs some minor tweaks in order to make the ban WTO compliant. The European Commission put forward a very strong proposal, which we support. But now the European Parliament and EU Member States must vote on it. Not surprisingly, the hunting lobby is fighting very hard to undermine the Regulation, and special interest groups are using this opportunity to try to weaken the legislation.
Please sign our petition urging the European Parliament and Council to support the Commission's strong proposal.
Urge the EU Parliament to continue to stand up to the sealing industry!