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  • Short Summary

    A skunk farm is featured - they are given medicine then fed.

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    Introductory intertitle reads: "Dartmoor's "Hotel" for unwilling guests is not the only industry there - here's a new one, rearing skunks - for those nice collars and coats."

    M/S of a man sawing wood in the open air. Another man looks on. Another man comes to show him some skunk fur. Skunks are let out of a box into a pen. They run around. "Every one a thing of beauty and a joy to the owner's bank account." Man holds out some food to the skunks. Man in a white coat pulls a skunk from a cage. Another man seems to put something in its mouth - medicine?

    "What they ate we didn't enquire...but they all seemed to like it!" High angle shot of man mixing their food. C/U of a metal tub full of glop which man in white coat mixes with his hands. C/U of man holding out a tray of the food and laughing. M/S of food being given to the skunks. Some of the skunks climb up the wire fence to get at the food.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 697.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:40:00 / 01:19:03:00
    EP 178

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