In the 1970s, Ifaw began to mobilise public opinion against the annual hunt of baby harp seals (known as "whitecoats
") off Canada's east coast.
It angers me when I see on the TV pictures of whitecoat
seal carcasses just left on the ice.
The females fled into the water when approached, but their whitecoat
pups were not yet capable of independent movement and so were unable to follow (Fig.
And in all cases, the index for the patients with whitecoat
hypertension fell at a point in between the hypertensive and normotensive patients," he told this newspaper.
Starting in 1954 and for nearly twenty years, a special arrangement between the army and the heads of the Seventh-Day Adventist church allowed soldiers who were church members to volunteer for medical research under what was called Operation Whitecoat
. Seventh-Day Adventists believe in community service but not in combat.
The campaign, begun in the 1960s, used emotion-laden images of whitecoat
seal pups to draw attention to their cause.
Tobin's identification of turbot with "babies" and "juveniles." Except for colourful tropical species, it is unlikely that the public in general think of fish as particularly attractive in the way that, for example, the whitecoat
seal is an attractive visual image.
The baby "whitecoat
" harp seal is far more endearing than the best of photographs can express.
Peter Greenwald, who is 53, looks far more like a favorite family doctor than a whitecoat
researcher closeted away among high-tech laboratories.
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Weighed one round whitecoat
, (33) weight 85 lbs, found carcass 25 lbs, blood about 8 lbs.
PETA writes: "During Canada's annual seal massacre, hundreds of thousands of baby seals are shot or have their skulls crushed, all for the sake of 'fashion.' Sealers routinely hook seals in the eye, cheek, or mouth to avoid damaging the pelt, then drag the seals across the ice, in many cases without checking to ensure that they are unconscious." PETA doesn't mention that while hunting baby seals is allowed, hunting whitecoat
seals - newborn harp seals are white for about 12 days - has been illegal in Canada since 1987.