EU upholds ban on seal products
Thursday, April 25, 2013 |
When the European Union upheld its three-year-old ban on importing seal products yesterday, there was outcry from quarters which may be seen as expected: the Canadian Fur Institute and representatives from Canada's Inuit.
But the ban has had a number of unforeseen consequences abroad.
Take Malcolm Scott, for example. Mr. Scott is an Edinburgh-based manufacturer of sporrans,, He used Canadian seal skin in his product. He says his business has suffered greatly, and that he has had to lay off half his workforce, as a result of the ban.
Listen to Malcolm Scott, here: