Archive for the Tag 'protect seals'

Scottish Salmon Producers want secrecy over seal killings

The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) condemns attempts by the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) to undermine attempts to protect seal populations under proposals in the Scottish Marine Bill. In a document submitted to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee the SSPO also calls for provisions to be included to ‘protect the health and welfare […]

EU agrees to ban cruel seal trade!

On Tuesday 5th May in an historic vote for animal welfare the European Parliament voted by a huge majority (550 – 49) to ban trade in all seal products derived from commercial slaughter. The ban will be implemented in 2010 and will help save hundreds of thousands of seals that are brutally clubbed, shot and […]

Canadian Seal Hunt: EU seal trade ban an important step closer

On Monday 2nd March, the European Parliamentary Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, voted in favour of a comprehensive ban on trade in all seal products. This is a vital step in our campaign to see a complete ban on the import of seal products into the European Union. The Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) […]

MP tables a UK Parliamentary EDM to protect seals

Labour MP Paddy Tipping is backing our ‘Saving Scotland’s Seals’ campaign by tabling a Parliamentary Early Day Motion (EDM) below, co-sponsored by Conservative MP David Amess: EDM 678: Protection for seals – That this House recognises the UK’s international obligations to maintain its globally important seal populations at a favourable conservation status; notes that seal […]

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