Labour MEPs voted to strengthen the EU ban on the trade in seal products.
Anneliese said “The EU banned the trade in seal products in 2009, and since them two million seals have been saved from an inhumane death. As a member of the European Parliament's Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals the promotion of animal welfare is one of my key concerns, so I am proud to have voted to protect seals by banning the trade in seal products.
"I am very glad that we have now strengthened the existing ban, meaning millions more seals will be protected. We must keep up the pressure on this and similar animal welfare issues and ensure that the ban is properly enforced.”