"We realize that some Magdalen Islanders and Newfoundlanders are addicted to clubbing baby seals," said psychiatrist and ice crewmember Dr. Brigitte Bartlett (28) from County Cork, Ireland. "We thought it would be a good public service to provide the sealers with some therapy. The urge to club is a difficult one to suppress. These men once they begin killing have this gnawing desire to kill again. It's a classic pathology found in many serial killers."
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were able to land their crew, deploy the fake seals, and return to shore without being detected or stopped by the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans.