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National Post ~ “Russia’s Seal Hunt Ban Pushes Canada Further into Isolation”

Animal welfare activists have found themselves an unlikely ally in the form of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.  The judo-loving former KGB officer showed his cuddlier side when he leapt to the defence of the country’s baby harp seal population, labelling the annual hunt of the animals a “bloody industry” that “should have been banned a long time ago.”
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Asian Pacific Post ~ “Seal Slaughter Does Not Make Dollars or Sense”

Asian Pacific Post - "Seal Slaughter Does Not Make Dollars or Sense"

For some Canadian politicians, courage from their conviction seems to appear only when they are relegated to the opposition benches.  In this version of As the World Turns, Mac Harb, a Chretien loyalist who was made a Senator after a stint on the Liberal side of the House of Commons, plans to introduce legislation calling for a ban on the controversial commercial seal hunt in Canada.
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Daily Heral Tribune, Alberta ~ “Seal Book Pulled Off Shelves”

Daily Heral Tribune, Alberta – “Seal Book Pulled Off Shelves”

A Newfoundland author claims she is being censored after the province’s largest local book distributor refused to stock her children’s book because of its critical portrayal of the seal hunt.  Littleseal, written by Morgan Pumphrey, tells the tale of a harp seal pup born on the ice floes off northern Newfoundland.  During the first three weeks of his life, Littleseal survives encounters with an ecotourist and a hungry polar bear, as well as separation from its mother. But he’s killed after a “blinding, crunching, thud” at the hands of a seal hunter wielding a hakapik.
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Sea Shepherd ~ “Farley Mowat unlawfully Held”

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be billing the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans $1,000.00 per day for every day that the Farley Mowat is unlawfully held by the department.
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