Although the move would be largely symbolic, Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson hopes a new National Seal Products Day can fight against what he calls the tremendous power of anti-sealing groups.

“It would mean basically promoting Northern seal products and trying to overcome the tremendous power of the animal welfare movement, who portray Inuit as being barbaric and savage, cruel hunters of seal,” Patterson told Nunavut News/North in an interview. Read more

Senator backs national seal day