Let's do some math, shall we? According to the Humane Society International, the price of canadian seal fur declined 86% since 2006 to $ 15 per skin, and that's just from the news of EU's impending ban against the business. This year's kill is also down at 57,622 when the quota allows for 338,200. According to HSI, many of the hunters have simly opted to stay home because it wasn't cost effective to hunt at those prices. The Humane Society of the United States tells us that the industry will lose approx. $6.6 million each year and last year's hunt earned only $7 million. So, it looks like hunting seals will no longer provide the profits that made the business viable.
So, somehow and at some time, the good guys do win and the bad guys go down in flames although this all seems like a pyrric victory to me.