Save The Dolphins Or Free Trade?

Canadians protect their prized Pacific salmon against overfishing by painstakingly counting the catch. New Englanders safeguard Atlantic lobsters by banning sales of the adolescent crustaceans. Europeans insist that imported beef be untainted by artificial growth hormones. These all seem to be laudable efforts. But they have a flip side: Each has raised the charge of trade protectionism masquerading as concern over the environment.

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