Canada has recently had Sir Paul McCartney visit and condemn the annual seal hunt. As well, Brigitte Bardot has visited and caused a bit of a stir in denouncing the hunt. Now, Pam Anderson is determined to deliver a petition asking that the seal hunt be stopped. Each of these celebrities has indicated, and the press here keeps repeating, that the international community, especially Europeans are "horrified", "sickened", "disgusted", etc, etc about the seal hunt. Each of these folks has gone on at some length about the black-eye this gives Canada and Canadians and that there are severe economic and other repercussions awaiting us. Setting aside whether or not the seal hunt is right or wrong, justified or not, I'm a little doubtful that any Canadian issue is a big deal outside of our borders. Are Europeans (or anyone else) really up in arms about the seal hunt? Or is this just the Canadian media being "star-struck" by the visit of some celebs? Personally, I have never taken part in the Great Saskatchewan Seal Hunt, but I have done my fair share of beaver hunting, a sport I very much recommend to every man (and most women) out there. Cheers.