Gillian Anderson calls on Trudeau to end East Coast seal hunt
Actor Gillian Anderson poses for photographers on the red carpet at the EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday Feb. 16, 2014, in London. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:23PM EDT
The East Coast seal hunt has another celebrity foe: X-Files star Gillian Anderson.
Anderson called Wednesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end the annual commercial hunt.
In a letter to the prime minister, Anderson says “climate change is already decimating ice-dependent seals.”
The American actress has filmed multiple projects in Canada for over 20 years, and says the hunt puts “a stain on Canada's international reputation.”
Instead of a hunt, she refers to the practice as a “slaughter.”
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans was unable to provide comment Wednesday.