Gandhi said that the greatness of a nation and its moral progress could be measured by the treatment that their animals. If true, this phrase would render greatness to countries that break the balance of nature to follow a model of unsustainable development. Such is the case of Denmark, where carried out massacres of dolphins in its coasts; or France, which allows their farmers get fatter to their geese until you bust them liver. Or Japan, where organized killing of whales in danger of extinction. They say that scientific research justifies the practices, but the greater part of the body of these cetaceans is used to feed farm animals. The slaughter of sharks in China and Japan for only the fins will cause an imbalance in the ecosystem that will pay all other species, including humans, if they do not begin to prohibit these practices. Spain, for example, did so with Fox hunting of sharks and hammerhead sharks, endangered species. Another country in the crosshairs is Canada, which allows death to sticks of baby seals for producing and exporting furs.
The European Parliament adopted a regulation which prohibits the importation and marketing of seal products in the European Union. Canada is already preparing a lawsuit against the European Union before the World Trade Organization by hinder free trade, as if this was a supreme good over the protection of the planet and human well-being. To make a fur coat 8 adult seals or 20 baby, according to the Organization Equanimal seals, which publishes numbers of specimens of other species that are needed to produce a fur coat are needed: 17 Lynx, 60 mink, 20 otters, foxes 20, 60 marten, 250 squirrels and 12 wolves. Beyond the effects butterfly that these killings can occur in nature, also arises the suffering of many who are beaten, electrocuted or animals that are dying in traps for days.