Frenetic cries of protest from animal rights advocates went unwarranted, as Canada's biggest seal hunt in 50 years began off the Newfoundland coast. The hunt, a two-day affair, had sealers taking out 140,000 of the marine mammals each day. It is apparently the first chance in the year for many of the sealers to earn their seasonal income. Some 350 small boats turned out to participate in the exercise, according to the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union, which represents hundreds of employees in Newfoundland's fishing industry.
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