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Published: Wednesday 30 November 2005

Swan Killing Video Chile

The international environmental watchdog group Oceana is using the Internet to disseminate a video on the death of hundreds of swans at the Rio Cruces nature sanctuary in southern Chile after its public screening was censored.

Sara Sinsay of Publicitaria, the company that owns the theatre where the video was scheduled for display, initially reported that the Santiago municipal authorities had imposed the ban, though she later retracted the statement.

According to activists of the us- based ocean watchdog, Sinsay asked Oceana to send a version of the video that did not show individuals "publicly linked to the destruction of the sanctuary," including former Chilean president Eduardo Frei, whose administration authorised the construction of the pulp mill blamed for the death of 500 swans and the migration of another 3,000.

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