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    Whale oil has been flown jet across the Atlantic on a life-saving mission. It's being?

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    Whale oil has been flown jet across the Atlantic on a life-saving mission. It's being used to keep alive two thirty-pound baby seals who were rescued from ice floes off Caps Breton:
    The seals at the Frederickton New Brunswick home of Brian Davies, an official of the provincial society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He was making a helicopter inspection of seal hunting operations when he spotted children playing with seals. They been brought ashore by pilots, from the Northumberland Strait area. The seals have been named Jack and Jill, rightly or wrongly, and their adopted mothers are Mrs. Davies and Mrs. V.M. Mertison. They are washed and dried like babies, but the oil goes inside not out. The seals need milk spikes with whale oil as a substitute for their mother's milk. The only source was Britain's S.P.C.A. and cost of bringing in the oil exhausted the Davies' funds. A Save the Seals fund has been started to help out. More whale oil will be needed if the seals go to the zoo, but there's enough if a foster mother is found back at the strait.

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