• Short Summary

    Despite world-wide protest seal hunters were out in force in Canada this week for the start of the season.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Ship among ice in bay
    0.05

    2.
    LV Hunters come across the ice
    0.10

    3.
    SV Hunter hits seal with club
    0.13

    4.
    CU Hunter sharpening Knife
    0.16

    5.
    SCU Hunter cuts seal open (2 shots)
    0.26

    6.
    SCU Seal on ice
    0.27

    7.
    SV Man drags skin of seal away
    0.32

    8.
    SV Hunter skinning seal, with live seal in foreground
    0.35

    9.
    CU Zoologist speaks: (SOUND ON FILM)
    1.22

    10.
    SV Cow seal with baby (2 shots)
    1.28

    11.
    SCU Seals being
    1.44

    12.
    SV Skin dragged on to pile (3 shots)
    1.57


    TRANSCRIPT:



    "I HAD TO BRING....."



    "CAN BE DONE".




    Initials OS/2132 RJ/OS/2150



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Despite world-wide protest seal hunters were out in force in Canada this week for the start of the season. Methods used by the seal hunters, clubbing instead of bullets to preserve the pelts, have been condemned by animal preservation organisations throughout the world. The Ottawa Government reacted by setting a limit on the number of pelts which can be taken during a season. The pelts sell for between four and eight pounds each.

    This film, which includes scenes which may be offensive to some people, was shot under sub zero temperatures. As a result there are blotches caused by water freezing on the camera lens.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEMXMY9NVNZJPD2X9WR6OTRZDX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMXMY9NVNZJPD2X9WR6OTRZDX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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