Taiwan Retailers Ban Seal Oil

Major retailers in Taiwan stop carrying Canadian Seal Oil.

Share this

The Environmental and Animal Society of Taiwan (EAST) is hoping to convince the Taiwanese government to ban Canadian seal oil imports through a major campaign. EAST reports having gathered more than 160,000 signatures petitioning for the ban, and as a result, large retailers in Taiwan have stopped carrying seal oil products, including branches of pharmacy retailers Watsons and Cosmed. In Taiwan, seal oil is sold as a dietary supplement, and according to EAST, Taiwan is the fourth largest market for Canadian seal products. As Executive Director of Humane Society International’s Canada chapter Rebecca Aldworth noted in a press release, the US, European Union (EU), Mexico, and Croatia have all banned seal oil.

Want more of today’s best plant-based news, recipes, and lifestyle?
Get our award-winning magazine!