-▶ NAMBIA - THE ANNUAL SLAUGHTER OF 90,000 BABY SEALS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARINE MAMMALS WILDLIFE CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN
Published on Jul 4, 2013 VIDEO (ABOVE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=INBcukfT2rY
Release of the footage, taken by conservation group Earthrace Conservation, coincides with the start of this year's seal cull which is expected to kill 80-90,000 seal pups and up to 6,000 bulls....
Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed. The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.
This graphic and upsetting film, shot in 2011 but only just released by Earthrace Conservation, shows sealers clubbing Cape fur seals to death in a nature reserve. The footage has been presented to the country's government, but a request by animal protection groups to ban the practice has been ignored.
August 28, 2012 Ecowatch
-▶ The Namibian seal hunt is responsible for the largest slaughter of marine mammals on earth and is considered to be the most brutal of all seal culls. For 139 days, terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death for their pelts – a CITES protected species, killed in a seal reserve every day just hours before tourists come to view the remaining colony. Inhumane, illegal, unsustainable and unethical, many conservation groups violently oppose the slaughter.... http://ecowatch.com/2012/exposes-slaughter-baby-seals/
-▶ NAMIBIA: THE SEALS OF NAM - A GLOBAL OUTCRY
Each year, despite massive international criticism, flawed science, mounting public outcry and warnings from the IUCN, the quota gets increased.
Did you know the Namibian seal hunt is responsible for one of the largest slaughters of marine mammals on earth? It is considered to be the most brutal of ALL culls and is considered by scientists to be horrendously cruel.
From the 1st of July, 80 000 Cape Fur seal pups, still dependent on the teat, will be beaten to death with pick handles for their fur pelts. A further 6 000 adult bull seals will be shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian markets, thus fueling an illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines. For the next 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers and be violently beaten to death. The colony will be rounded up at day break. Pups, bulls and cows will be surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear.
Published on Apr 5, 2012
-▶ ***** NAMIBIA SEAL HUNT - THE CRUELEST IN THE WORLD - YouTube
Pat Dickens, the campaign manager for "The Seals Of Nam" explains the differences between the Namibia and the Canadian seal slaughters
-▶ NAMIBIA SEAL CULL FACTS - SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/desert-seal/seal-cull-facts.html
July 14, 2013 BBC News -
-▶ NAMIBIA'S CONTROVERSIAL ANNUAL EAL HUNT SET TO BEGIN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18845596
July 4, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife
-▶ **** HORROR OF NAMIBIA'S SEAL CULL http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/horror-of-namibias-sea-cull/
CANADIAN BABY SEAL HUNT
-▶ OUTRAGEOUS: CANADA'S SEAL HUNT IS IN FULL SWING: 50,000 KILLED BY HUNTERS SO FAR THIS YEAR (2014) https://www.thedodo.com/outrageous-50000-seals-have-be-543510838.html
-▶ AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CANADIAN SEAL HUNT AND SLAUGHTER - 400,000 HARP SEALS APPROVED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT http://www.harpseals.org/about_the_hunt/index.php
-▶ CANADIAN SEAL SLAUGHTER AND AN ANNUAL QUOTA OF 400,000 http://sco.lt/5eSor3
-▶ Oceania, December 2, 2013
PHOTOS: ALL ABOUT HARP SEALS - There’s no doubt that harp seal pups are perilously cute. But did you know that once they grow up, these seals migrate thousands of miles each year? ... http://oceana.org/en/blog/2013/12/creature-feature-harp-seal
VIDEO - Animal Stories
-▶ CLOSE-UP FOOTAGE OF AN ADORABLE BABY HARP SEAL http://amazinganimalstories.com/2246/close-up-footage-of-an-adorable-baby-harp-seal/#more-2246
July 25, 2013 Christian Science Monitor
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD SPELL MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY SEALS http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0725/Global-warming-could-spell-more-bad-news-for-baby-seals
The Dodo, December 15, 2014
-▶ NORWAY CUTS FUNDING FOR ONE OF THE CRUELEST HUNTS IN THE WORLD. In 2014, only three hunting boats participated, landing a catch of 11,980 harp seals, compared with a catch of more than 20,000 harp seals in 2005.
After nearly two decades of funneling government money into the annual seal hunting industry, Norway has announced that it is canceling all subsidies, a move that could spell the end of the commercial hunts.
Lawmakers voted last week to take a 12-million-kroner ($1.6 million USD) subsidy for the commercial seal hunt out of the the 2015 budget. The subsidies were the equivalent of paying fishermen $167 for each seal they killed. The loss of government subsidies, which previously covered some 80 percent of the industry’s revenue, could knock Norway off the shrinking list of countries that hunt seals commercially. The other remaining countries are Canada, Greenland and Namibia.