When in 2006 an MEP and media representatives accompanied FFW president Vera Weber to Canada, they saw for themselves the appalling barbarities perpetrated on the pack ice fields. Furthermore, these European witnesses fell victim to life-threatening aggression and violence.
The outrage prompted the EU to introduce an embargo on products sourced from such practices. A trailblazing and symbolic victory for FFW, animal protection and species conservation. And Switzerland?
1 April 2017: We’ve done it! After years of struggle, an import and trade ban on seal products came into force in Switzerland. This is a result of FFW’s tireless commitment, battling on the frontline since 1975 for an end to the horrific practice of seal hunting.