February 20, 2013    –   Carrie Tate reports for the Globe and Mail that the legitimacy of the European ban on seal imports may be showing cracks in the midst of EU trade with Canada negotiations.

The battle over Canada’s controversial seal hunt has reignited as a powerful panel in Geneva began hearing arguments over whether the European Union’s ban on seal products is legitimate.

Canada and Norway, two seal-hunting allies, in 2010 turned to the World Trade Organization to contest the EU’s seal ban. Oral arguments started Monday and the hearing has once again put Canada’s seal-hunting industry in the international spotlight. Story: Globe and Mail story is here