The Week in Animal News: Fighting to Protect Harp Seals, Weasels Need Socks, and More

Great News for Canada's Harp Seals

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The Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation has taken things a step further with a complete ban on the trade of all products made from the skins of the threatened animals.

The move follows a similar ban by the European Union in 2009 and is likely to have a major impact on the Canadian sealing industry, which sends 90% of its products to Russia.

READ THE FULL STORY: Will Russia's Ban on Harp Seal Skins End Canada's Annual Mass Clubbings?