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Seal Hunt Cancelled For Hay Island In Nova Scotia

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The annual Hay Island seal hunt has been called off. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) | Getty Images

SYDNEY, N.S. - A group of Cape Breton seal hunters say they've decided to call off the annual slaughter on Hay Island.

Spokesman Robert Courtney says the hunt has been suspended because there is no market for the pelts.

The annual hunt for grey seals usually takes in a few hundred seals every spring.

Hay Island is a small spit of land that is part of the Scatarie Island wilderness protected area, near Main-a-Dieu.

The sealers did not go to Hay Island last year, either.

Governments around the world have been closing their borders to seal products, including the Russian Federation — once one of the world's largest markets for Canadian seal products.

(Cape Breton Post)

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