LATEST: Former BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney and his crusading wife HEATHER have made a desperate last minute appeal to stop Canada's controversial seal hunt. In a video message from London the pair championed a license buyback programme - in which the government would compensate hunters and prevent the country from being embroiled in further global criticism. Paul said, "This is a win-win solution. "Fishermen would be compensated for any lost revenue when the hunt is closed and Canada would have a graceful way to put an end to a cruel and needless practice." Earlier this month (MAR06) the pair staged a high-profile visit to the country's ice floes to highlight the issue.