So the European Parliament voted early last week to ban the import of seal products.
For some Newfoundlanders, this isn’t a good thing. They make extra money off the sealing industry. A decrease in seal products means a decrease in the amount of sealers needed.
Others believe that having too many seals in the area is also contributing to the decrease in cod numbers in Newfoundland.
So parliament decided it was cruel to do hunt seals, and banned seal products.
No word if they also plan to ban hamburgers, bacon, chicken and various types of fish.
So Ottawa MPs decided to fight back. They voted to make a stand at the 2010 Olympics in British Columbia. They passed a motion that would add seal skin to the uniforms of Canadian athletes.
I thought this was the funniest thing I ever heard. It’s not too often you watch the news and actually laugh at a story, but this had me cracking up.
In the end, the Olympic committee decided to say no to the seal skin, because they didn’t want to politicize the games (like it’s not political enough already).
I’m disappointed it didn’t go through. I think it would have made for some of the funniest opening ceremonies reaction in quite a while.