The fight to save the seal hunt

The fight to save the seal hunt started the moment the first seal was harvested off the coast of Newfoundland, but the real battles began when celebrity animal rights activists took up the cause. The Telegram has covered the hunt, and the fight, for many years. Here is a selection of our most recent stories.

The fight to save the seal hunt
During a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) event, comedian Mark Critch offers Pamela Anderson (in sunglasses) a cheque Tuesday afternoon in exchange for giving up her acting career. The PETA event was interrupted by the comedian as they tried to offer $1 million to end the seal hunt. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
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- December 31, 1969
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He(Gritch) makes me embarassed to be Canadian!He made a big fool of himself. Pam Anderson, on the other hand, represented Canadians well.She didn't personally attack Gritch nor did she try and humiliate him .(And she could have!but she didn't.)She was there for a cause she believes in - NOT to throw personal insults.

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The Rise and Fall of Myles-Leger June 16, 2014

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Telegram live news blogs June 13, 2014

The latest news, weather, sports, current affairs and more is available online every weekday, 7 to 9 a.m. in The Telegram's live morning blog.
This is a collection of recent blogs published on The Telegram website which can be replayed by clicking on the links provided for each date.

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Some unique cloud formations at sunrise in the skies over St. John's. — Photo by Deana Stokes Sullivan/The Telegram