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National Seal Product Day

The Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador is proud to be coordinating National Seal Product Day 2019.

Join us at the Craft Council Gallery as we celebrate National Seal Products Day 2019 in St. John’s, NL! Artists and Industry representatives will be present to mark the importance of the sustainable hunt, and the benefits of the sealing industry.

The artists will be on display in the Gallery, and words from industry partners will begin at 11:30 AM as follows:

Host: Speaker of the House
The Honourable Lieutenant Governor Judy M. Foote
MP Scott Simms on behalf of Yvonne Jones, MP for Labrador
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland & Labrador
Deputy Minister NL
Keith Sullivan – FFAW/Unifor
Bernie Halloran, Always In Vogue

Hosted in Ottawa, and in St. John’s, National Seal Product Day is a marketing event that targets today’s decision makers and those advocating for the sealing industry and the sustainable hunt.

In 2010, the EU banned all Canadian Seal Products, due to the premise that it caused undo pain and suffering to the animals. This was amended in 2015, to reflect the outcomes of WTO rulings in the EC-Seal products case.

In response to this, Bill S-208 was Royally Assented on May 16th, 2017, designating May 20th annually as National Seal Products Day, and to recognize the importance of the seal hunt for Canada’s Indigenous people, coastal communities and entire population.

For more information on the day, see www.nationalsealproductday.com

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