Once the fourth largest importer of seal oil, Taiwan has joined a number of countries that prohibit the trade of seal products, including the United States, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Mexico. The European Union also has a ban in place. Between 2003 and 2009, Taiwan imported 430, 000 kilograms of seal oil.
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International Fund for Animal Welfare: Seal campaign
Humane Society of the United States: Seal campaign