Brigitte Bardot urges Sarkozy to ban seal products

February 6th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Feb 06 (ANI): Screen legend-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot has written an open letter to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy asking him to ban seal products.

Bardot is angry with laws that allow seal hunting, insisting the creatures are treated cruelly in the production of meat, oils and pelts.

And therefore, the French star has appealed to the president, voicing her concern, after several European states agreed to hold off on a measure to ban the practice as major seal skin exporters in Canada review their laws on seal hunting.

“There is no alternative but to ban… the importation, trade, exportation and the transit of any product from seal hunting and without any derogation other than that accorded to the Inuit populations,” Contactmusic quoted her, as stating in the letter. (ANI)

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