IFAW condemns Namibia’s cruel and unnecessary fur seal cull

Capt_085fe3a63a6e4ca8ad9d537b8f8d_2The hunt, which resumed this month, targets Cape fur seal bulls and pups. The number of seals to be culled in Namibia has been set at 6,000 bulls and 80,000 pups between July and November 2007.

“It is time for the Namibian government to stop the unjustified culling of Cape fur seals,” said Jason Bell-Leask, Director of IFAW Southern Africa.

Read IFAW's full statement here...

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Comments: 9

 
Anonymous
6 years ago
 
Anonymous
6 years ago

this is jut SICK!! those poor things...

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

EYE am here to help the WORLD send a CLEAR message to these subhuman, thugs.
Compassion will be shown to those that commit these insufferable acts in the same cataclysmic proportions.
PROMISES

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

Economical necessity can never be used to justify cruelty. Just as there are alternatives to killing seals in Canada, there are alternatives in Namibia. It is the government's lack of regard for its own citizens that stop these alternatives from being implemented.
The actions of the government are driving the Cape Fur Seals to extinction. Soon, there will be no seals left for tourists to see, travellers will stop going to Namibia, the tourism industry will fall apart and even more Namibians will become unemployed and plunged into poverty. The government cares nothing for its people. If it did, it would end the seal slaughter now, attend to the needs of those it claims relies on driving a species to extinction in order to feed their children, and preserve and protect the Cape Fur Seal herd to ensure these beautiful animals survive and thrive for generations of tourists to come and admire.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I once stayed with a Newfoundland sealer and his family. They were very kind to me.
In Namibia, I expect it is the same--destructive livelihoods that don't neccessarily extend into the home. Consider WHY people do what they do before condemming them for it.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

I once seen a video of a man in Texas sticking arrows through the mid section of a trapped deer on a hunting farm ..I understand he payed $1,800.00 to do so...he said it was a great sport.How do you think HE treats his children & wife ???? I would say the men killing seals in the above photo is trying to EARN enough to FEED HIS WIFE & FAMILY...contrast that with the bastard who is paying to torture poor trapped Deer for SPORT...

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

don't think the men in this picture are any kinder to their children when they are home, come on, they are capable of battering a defenseless animal, and skinning it alive, how do you think they treat their families?

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

It is very possible to not see the damage we do. Indeed, people everywhere are guilty of that.

 
Anonymous
6 years ago

It is indecent that human beings act as depredators.
It is possible that we cannot see the damage we are causing to ourselves? What future are we leaving to our children?

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