Keith Ashfield, Canada’s minister of fisheries and oceans was seen trying

February 18, 2012 – Source: The Ottawa Citizen

Keith Ashfield, Canada’s minister of fisheries and oceans was seen trying on sealskin coat and giving his “seal of approval” that it is both ethical and admirable. Seal imports have been banned in Russia and the European Union, why not Canada? An open letter was sent to Ashfield by the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s science stating the disposal of over 100,000 grey seal carcasses is nothing if not an irresponsible waste of living organisms that constitute an important component of functioning marine ecosystems.