3/30/06
Mexico bans import of seal products.

Below is a letter from Diego Cobo Terrazas, Secretary of Ecology and Environment, National Executive Committee of the Green Ecological Party of Mexico:

Dear All:

On March 28th the Floor unanimously approved a Proposal of the Green Ecological Party of Mexico (PVEM) in which the Mexican Senate joins the international condemnation with regard to the cruel slaughter of Harp Seals in Canada; and declares to be in favor of encouraging public policies on conservation of natural resources and wild fauna and flora. The Proposal urges the President of Mexico, once again, to file a Submission for Enforcement Matters on Harp Seal Hunting at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation of North America.

Also, the National Executive Committee of the PVEM sent a firm protest to the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, for opening the Harp Seal hunting season and demanded its abolition.

Finally, I want to mention that our most important protest has been materialized with the approval and entry into force of a series of law reforms in the Wildlife Law, introduced by the PVEM in order to ban the international commerce of marine mammals (seals included) and primates, its products and by-products. By this mean, no imports to Mexico or exports to Mexico will be allowed from products stemmed from the cruel slaughter of Harp Seals in Canada.

Sincerely,

Diego Cobo Terrazas
Secretary of Ecology and Environment
National Executive Committee of the PVEM