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Sarah McLachlan pens letter urging Harper to end seal hunt

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.

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