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Swan slaughter caught on camera

Tuesday 5 Feb 2013 5:38 p.m.

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Shocking footage of a jetboat intentionally ploughing into seven black swans has been sent to Campbell Live.

The video, shot in Tauranga Harbour, shows a boat with two adults and two children onboard chasing after swans.

The people on the boat laugh and even double check that the camera is recording.

Some of the birds make a narrow escape. But it’s a very fast boat, and the swans are slow at taking off.

The video of the massacre was dropped off at Campbell Live's reception desk this morning.

Our investigation shows it has been sent to us by a man who has a grudge against the driver of the jetboat.

Nevertheless the footage is so shocking we felt it was important to track down the man who was driving the boat.

Watch the video for Tom McRae’s report.

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