Jude Law Pleads With World Trade Organization to Uphold Seal-Fur Ban

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Jude Law is siding with the seals and is pleading with the World Trade Organization to keep seal fur off the sales racks in the EU. Currently the WTO is holding hearings to consider reversing the ban, which was originally instituted in 2010 due to concerns about the animal welfare aspects of the seal hunt. Law has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and writes the letter on their behalf to help convince the WTO to maintain the ban. In the letter, he explains that it is ‘inherently cruel to bash in the heads of baby seals when they’re only weeks old’. The Fur Institute of Canada is behind the appeal because their industry is struggling, but we say let a cruel industry like this one fade out.

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Below, Law’s statement:

“As an actor who will always consider Britain home, I was proud to learn that the European Union has banned seal-fur imports. In light of next week’s seal-products dispute hearing, I’m writing to urge the panel to uphold this ban, which is in line with the wishes of compassionate people all around the world, including the majority of European citizens.”

+ People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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3 Responses to “Jude Law Pleads With World Trade Organization to Uphold Seal-Fur Ban”

  1. rakuspirit says:

    Wow…I remember being upset about this in the mid 60’s…and then when there were groups who would spray the seals with orange dye to make their fur worthless to the killers. It is so hard to believe it still goes on.

  2. Len says:

    Is Jude Law making a contribution to help the the people who’s livelihood he wants the WTO to destroy? I think it would be in line with the wishes of compassionate people all around the world.

  3. turnsleft says:

    Len, why should he? He’s an EU citizen and is entitled to his say in the matter. The seal hunt does not make up anyone’s entire livelihood. It’s only lasts for few weeks a year and it’s just an excuse to kill a lot of young seals who survive eating a small portion of the overall fish stock. The industry is entirely propped up by taxpaying Canadians who do not even support it. The DFO wants to blame the seals for the low fish stock when it’s overconsumption and overfishing by people that has destroyed the industry.

    I support the EU ban and I’m Canadian. The federal government should buy out the sealing licenses like HSI has been trying to get them to do for years and use the money they are wasting trying to market this dead industry to instead develop new industry in the region. The Maritimes probably loses more in lost tourism revenue due to boycotts than the whole sealing industry is worth. This is a cruel industry that deserves a final economic blow its ugly head. The world has spoken.

    http://macharb.ca/en/S-207-Ending-the-Commercial-Seal-Hunt-in-Canada

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