Protect Namibian Seals from Mass Clubbing

Target: Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of Namibia 

Goal: End the mass killing of Cape fur seals

Of all the seal clubbing massacres around the world, the Namibian cull is considered to be the most brutal. Starting on July 1, over 80,000 seal pups and thousands of bulls are beaten to death for their skins. Petition the Namibian government to end this mass murder of innocent animals.

The Namibian government cites reasons such as important state revenue, employment opportunities, and population control as the bases for this massacre. However, the money from the sale of pelts goes to a Turkish businessman, there are only 81 people employed for four months of the year, and the seals that are being killed are cubs that cannot reproduce. None of these explanations come close to the true reason why tens of thousands of nursing pups are killed each year: profit.

We must petition to stop this mass killing. These baby seals are being violently beaten in front of their mothers, and are often so scared that they vomit before suffering a slow, agonizing death. By signing this petition, you can put more pressure on the Namibian government to stop this slaughter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Pohamba,

I write in conjunction with groups around the world who want to see the mass slaughter of seals in Namibia end. It is in your power to end the suffering of tens of thousands of young animals who suffer every year as part of this massacre.

The reasons you cite for the legitimacy of the seal clubbing are completely false: seals have declined dramatically in number and are not responsible for fish population decline, this is due to overfishing and climate change; the money does not benefit your country, but instead goes to a Turkish businessman who is gorging on the money made from seal pelts; and finally, with only 81 people required to club these seals for four months out of the year, how can you claim that this brings significant employment to Namibia?

The movement against your country is growing. Now is the time to do the right thing and end this slaughter. People will not stop until the clubbing of seals in Namibia is ended. Instead of killing these animals, let people watch them in their natural habitat: responsible tourism will bring far more income to your country without harming a single seal.

Mr. Pohamba, use your power for good, and create a home for seals in Namibia: protect your wildlife, and you and the animals both will benefit. When these seals are gone, there is no bringing them back.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Hans Hillewaert via Wikimedia

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5 Comments

  1. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of unhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable.

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE??

    People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION – HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY FOR CHILDREN.

    MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with humanbeings.

  2. The greed for fur fashion is inhumane and repulsive. People who want fur should have to see this slaughter first hand. The only people who should be allowed to kill the seals are people who need the meat and skins to survive the Arctic winter in their ancestral lands. No one else needs the seals for fur, or meat. It is so shocking that this is still happening today.

  3. Arlene Zimmer says:

    Why must we kill precious animals for our horrific greed for comfort and self-serving “bragging”!

  4. deb spanhake says:

    LEAVE THE SEALS ALONE STOP THE MASS MURDER KILLING STOP BEING INHUMANE TO THE ANIMALS!

  5. Patricia Wicker says:

    YOU BARBARIC DEMENTED SADISTIC PEOPLE!!!!!!

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