To the Editor:
If I had been able to talk to Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his visit to Cowichan, my hometown, on Tuesday, I would have asked him to use his influence to stop the barbaric seal slaughter.
The seal slaughter is all but dead anyway. As everyone in Canada surely knows, the World Trade Organization recently ruled that the European Union can legally ban the import of seal fur and other products because of “moral concerns,” and bans against seal fur are firmly in place across Europe, Russia, the U.S., and other countries. There are no remaining markets for seal fur.
Sealers should urge a government buyout of the industry. And government leaders such as Harper must do their part.