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European Seal Ruling Reveals Broader Tensions Over Animal Rights

The great Canadian sealing debate has moved offshore – all the way to the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. On May 22, the highest judicial tribunal of the WTO, the Appellate Body, issued a narrow ruling that the EU ban on seal products violated WTO rules. Does this mean that Canada can now resume exporting seal products to Europe? Don't bet on it.

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