Twelve years ago I saw my first seal hunt video - young seals, clubs and blood. It was too much for my soft heart. I avoided ever looking at that kind of graphic footage again. Five years later, I was reintroduced while taking inventory of the film and video archives of the International Fund for Animal Welfare in London and discovered a treasure trove.
I eventually uncovered a seal documentary and was captivated by IFAW founder Brian Davies -his courage and tenacity, flying helicopters, sporting aviator glasses, diving under frozen ice and fighting the political system - all to save the baby seals. Looking deeper there was even more - death threats, spy tactics, knife attacks and destroyed helicopters.
(WARNING: Disturbing images.)