CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI- Paul and Heather McCartney posed with seal pups on ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Thursday and blasted Canada’s annual seal hunt.
“Canada is known as a great nation,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation quoted McCartney as saying. “But this is something that leaves a stain on the character of the Canadian people and we don’t think that’s right. I don’t think the vast amount of Canadians think that’s right.”
The couple told a news conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, they have “complete faith that Prime Minister Harper will take swift and decisive action to end the slaughter of these defenseless seal pups for good.”
Seal products were banned from the United States in 1972 and the Humane Society of the United States sponsored the McCartneys’ Canadian trip to try to pressure Canadian authorities to end the annual hunt.