Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder has welcomed news that an EU ban on seal products has been upheld in a World Trade Organisation ruling.
The ban was steered through the European Parliament by former Liberal Democrat MEP Diana Wallis four years ago.
Commenting, Ms Bearder said:
"Four years ago, MEPs voted to ban the trade in seal fur in order to put an end to this needless massacre. The WTO ruling upholds that democratic decision.
"We must now ensure that the EU continues to play a vital role in protecting threatened animals wherever they come from."