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Seal Product Ban Upheld, Called “Victory For Seals”

The World Trade Organization has upheld a much-debated ban on imported seal products, thanks to conservationists who've been campaigning for years on the issue in Canada and Norway. The Guardian reports:


Monday's ruling did find some flaws in the 2010 ban, but found that: "It fulfils the objective of addressing EU public moral concerns on seal welfare to a certain extent, and no alternative measure was demonstrated to make an equivalent or greater contribution to the fulfilment of the objective."