Monday, March 28, 2011

On March 28

On this day in ...
... 1983, the Council of the European Communities prohibited the importation of seal-pup skins and related products pursuant to Council Directive 83/129/EEC. (photo credit) This ban on white pelts from baby seals, taken by means of a Canada hunt, did not end controversy, however; in recent years the European Union outlawed all importation. Just last month, officials said Canada intends to challenge the recent, total EU ban in the World Trade Organization.

(Prior March 28 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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