Noted seal expert to visit Maritimes...
Nice to get a real expert visiting Canada.
Paul and Heather McCartney are set to visit the Maritimes later this week to observe harp seal pups before Canada's annual seal hunt.
The Humane Society of the United States says the celebrity couple will highlight the work of animal protection groups that oppose the hunt.
The former Beatle and his wife, who are both long-time animal rights activists, will take the trip on Thursday and Friday to "highlight the work of two animal protection groups to stop the Canadian seal hunt," the society said in a release.
"Heather and Paul's visit to the seal pups will shine a global media spotlight on this cruel and needless slaughter," said Rebecca Aldworth, the society's director of Canadian wildlife issues.