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    A SPECIAL MASS TO ST. HUBERT, PATRON SAINT OF HUNTERS, WAS HELD YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT?

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    A SPECIAL MASS TO ST. HUBERT, PATRON SAINT OF HUNTERS, WAS HELD YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT TANANARIVE FOR THE OPENING OF THE HUNTING SEASON IN MADAGASCAR. THE COLOURFUL TRADITIONAL CEREMONIES WERE ATTENDED THIS YEAR BY GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND OTHER PROMINANT PERSONALITIES FROM THE REGION.

    THE EUROPEAN RESIDENTS OF MADAGASCAR BROUGHT THEIR DOGS AND HORSES TO THE OPEN AIR CEREMONY AT ST. HUBERT'S CHURCH TO BE BLESSED FOR THE HUNT. THE STUDENTS FROM THE SCHOOL OF WATERS AND FORESTRY WERE ALSO INVITED, SINCE IT IS THEY WHO ENFORCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THE CURRENT REGULATIONS ON HUNTING.

    ALTHOUGH MONKEYS AND TURTLES ARE STRICTLY PROTECTED. MADAGASCAR ABOUNDS WITH GAME FOR KEEN HUNTSMEN, PARTICULARLY WILD DUCK OF EVERY KIND, AND MORE DANGEROUS ANIMALS LIKE CROCODILES. THE MALAGASY HUNTING SOCIETY HAS ABOUT TWO THOUSAND MEMBERS, BUT OVER THREE THOUSAND POACHERS AND BELIEVED TO SHOOT LARGE NUMBERS OF BIRDS EVERY YEAR EITHER FOR THE POT OR FOR SALE.

    ST. HUBERT WAS AN EIGHT CENTURY BISHOP OF TONGRES-MAESTRICHT. HIS SAINT'S DAY IS USUALLY CELEBRATED ON THE EIGHT OF NOVEMBER, BUT THIS DATE, CONVENIENT IN EUROPE, DOES NOT COINCIDE WITH THE OPENING OF THE MALAGASY HUNTING SEASON AT THE BEGINNING OF MAY. THEREFORE, THE MALAGASY HUNTING SOCIETY DECIDED TO ORGANISE THESE SPECIAL CEREMONIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1G9BU1SKR4XNZS3VRAL2N1J8A
    Media URN:
    VLVA1G9BU1SKR4XNZS3VRAL2N1J8A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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