by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals
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On behalf of PETA, Pamela Anderson has fired off a letter to China’s minister of land and resources, Xu Shaoshi, urging him to join other nations  in banning the import of seal products.

“Please don’t allow China to become a dumping ground for seal meat and oil products that even Canadians don’t want,” the letter said.

Back in January, China agreed to open its markets to products from Canada’s annual seal hunt. Since the European Union ban several years ago, the industry has struggled to regain profits from earlier days. For 2011, quotas have been set at 468,200 of harp, grey and hooded seals. Those numbers are the highest set since the Canadian government introduced quota management in 1971.

“If you witnessed this massacre, I’m sure that you’d have a change of heart about importing seal products into China,” writes Anderson.

Since China has pretty dismal human and animal rights to begin with, I’m not sure there’s much heart there to change. Naturally, the Chinese government has yet to respond to Anderson’s letter.

via AFP

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • mister jingles

    Pam is the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • romika3

    “seal meat and oil products that even Canadians don’t want” Anderson said that, we didn’t. Nothing like seal flipper pie and seal oil tablets are high in Omega-3. Anderson didn’t even come to Newfoundland and Labrador last year to launch her campainge. Peta uses movie stars by taking advantage of their need to always be in the public eye.