It will be quite a challenge for the EU when she takes on Norway and Canada at the World Trade Organisation. The European Parliament needs to pass it this month, which looks like it will find no opposition.
The Canadian Trade minister, Stockwell Day, never even hinted at the manner in which these Seals are killed when he issued a statement in which he said:
We are disappointed that a ban is being considered. Canada will consider all the options available to us in order to protect the livelihood of coastal and northern Canadians and their families,,blockquote"
The fact that the Seals are skinned and tapped for blood, while the animal is still alive, is something which makes me just incredibly angry.
Is there something missing in the consciousness of those people which can only think of killing other creatures, in a very inhumane way? Be it in Canada, or Norway.