• Short Summary

    A Canadian environmentalist group plans to sabotage the annual hunt for baby seals off Newfoundland by spraying the seals with green dye to save them from the hunters' clubs.

  • Description

    A Canadian environmentalist group plans to sabotage the annual hunt for baby seals off Newfoundland by spraying the seals with green dye to save them from the hunters' clubs.

    The Greenpeace Foundation said the dye would not harm the seals but would make their pelts -- which would normally fetch $500 (GBP250 sterling) each -- valueless.

    Fourteen members of the foundation left Vancouver on Tuesday (2 march) for Newfoundland where sealers will soon make their annual spring hunt.

    The hunt has caused an outcry among environmentalists for years, mainly because of the methods the hunters use -- clubs instead of bullets, to preserve the pelt.

    The Greenpeace members have been warned by the Canadian Fisheries Minister -- Mr. Romeo Leblanc -- not to try to stop the hunt.

    Fisheries inspectors will police the seal hunters, and keep a watch for any interference.

    Greenpeace Foundation vice-president, Dr. pat Moore, warned before the group left for Newfoundland that the Harp seal would become extinct if the hunts continued.

    The Canadian government has set a limit of 127,000 seals to be taken in the hunt.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99RAKJ79O3TO28UIBT791GMVB
    Media URN:
    VLVA99RAKJ79O3TO28UIBT791GMVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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