March 28. VOSTOK MEDIA – Disregarding public protests, several vessels put to the White Sea to hunt for baby seals.
There are no serious economic grounds for continuation of the hunting for white-coat seals. The barbarian industry greatly damages the image of Russia viewed as an uncivilized nation in the eyes of the international community, Radio Baltica reports.
Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare) repeatedly proposed to give up the hunting for white-coat Greenland seal, but the proposal hasn’t yet been realized. As the industry is prohibited in Norway the Norwegian side provides financing of the hunting in Russia, said in a statement of Rospotrebnadzor.