• Short Summary

    Ken Stewart catches wild animals for sale -- a job he regards with pride as that of a conservationist.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Vehicle down track
    0.05

    2.
    LV Elephants cross track
    0.08

    3.
    TRAVEL V Vehicle chasing herd of elephants and trying to catch small elephant (6 shots)
    0.32

    4.
    TV Men dragging small elephant away
    0.42

    5.
    GV Vehicle chases herd
    0.45

    6.
    SV & CU Party on foot find elephant killed by spears (4 shots)
    1.04

    7.
    TRAVEL V Vehicle chases small herd of rhinoceroses (4 shots)
    1.22

    8.
    TRAVEL SHOT Rhino lassoed
    1.30

    9.
    LV & SV Lassoed rhino brought to ground (3 shots)
    1.41

    10.
    CU Panting rhino on ground
    1.44

    11.
    SV Baby rhino and chased by men (2 shots)
    1.52

    12.
    LV Fully grown rhino runs away
    1.54

    13.
    SV & CU Baby rhino caught by men and put on vehicle (2 shots)
    2.21

    14.
    TV Animal pens at camp
    2.24

    15.
    TV Fully grown rhino hauled into pen
    2.32

    16.
    TV PAN FROM Captured small elephant to tethered rhino in next pen
    2.37

    17.
    CU Captured antelope watches
    2.42

    18.
    STV Released rhino stands up
    2.51

    19.
    CU Three captured young elephants
    3.00

    20.
    CU Captured baby rhino sucking from milk bottle (2 shots)
    3.10



    Initials BB/1930 FC/MR/BB/2005



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Ken Stewart catches wild animals for sale -- a job he regards with pride as that of a conservationist.

    Mr. Stewart, a British-born Kenyan, believes that animals are better off in well-run safari parks and reserves rather than in the wilderness where their existence is constantly threatened by illegal poachers and African hunters looking for food.

    The professional animal catcher sells animals such as rhinoceroses, elephants and antelopes but not to traditional zoos where the animals end up in cages.

    "I detest cruelties to animals either in captivity or killed by poachers using poison darts or wire snares that tear and mutilate the animal", he says.

    "Although it may sound strange, I believe in kindness towards animals even when I'm trying to catch them."
    Mr. Stewart tries to avoid injuring animals so he uses ropes and sometimes tranquillising darts, which do not cause injuries.

    He is also particular about chasing animals in his truck for too long, never longer than a couple of minutes. He says the stress from being chased will kill the animal.

    He says that with his years of experience the risks he takes are not 'quite as terrible as they look", even driving over rough terrain full-tilt at 60 miles (97 kilometres) per hour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7H3PF67X3H2K3CFHAAEZPEG5N
    Media URN:
    VLVA7H3PF67X3H2K3CFHAAEZPEG5N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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