Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan has waded into turbulent waters of the East Coast seal hunt with a letter that asks Prime Minister Stephen Harper to stop defending the industry and start helping sealers find a new way to make a living.
Ms. McLachlan, the Halifax native who is the winner of multiple Grammy
and Juno awards, wrote to Mr. Harper on behalf of the animal-rights group
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) pointing out that there
is no longer an international market for seal pelts.