Saturday, 11 January 2014

Seals Gain Global Protections, Despite Anthony Bourdain's Efforts (Op-Ed)

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States | January 09, 2014 

Wayne Pacelle is the president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This Op-Ed is adapted from several posts on the blog A Humane Nation, where the content ran before appearing in LiveScience's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

As 2014 begins, there is encouraging news to report on efforts to protect seals.

Because of Humane Society International (HSI)'s work to close markets for seal products, prices for seal fur in Canada have declined dramatically. As a result, in 2013 Canadian hunters fell shy of their allowable quota of seals by more than 300,000 individuals.

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