March 19, 2005 in Nation/World

Activists leave dead dolphins at embassy

Associated Press
 

LONDON – Greenpeace activists dumped two dead dolphins on the steps of the French Embassy in London on Thursday to protest French fishing practices.

The group says the practice of pair-trawling – in which two boats drag nets between them – kills up to 2,000 dolphins every year.

Spokesman Oliver Knowles said the dead dolphins were recovered in the English Channel by the Greenpeace ship Esperanza.

Sixteen French pair-trawlers were operating within a 12-mile radius of where the bodies were discovered, he added.

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