Ottawa, Ontario, January 30, 2014  –  The results of a poll commissioned by the Seals and Sealing Network (SSN) shows that a clear majority of Canadians support the seal hunt and oppose the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) decision to uphold the European Union’s (EU) ban on Canadian seal products.

According to the poll conducted by Abacus Data, 70 per cent of Canadians are in favour of the seal hunt in some form. Only 22 per cent of Canadians indicated that they are opposed to the seal hunt in any form. Furthermore, 69 per cent of Canadians are opposed to banning commercial products, such as seal products, based on moral grounds unless it is based on scientific evidence.

Full SSN press release can be read here