Stop Clubbing Seal Pups to Death in Namibia

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Target: Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa.

Goal: End barbaric slaughter of seal pups by clubbing to death as soon as possible.

Each year, around 80,000 young seal pups are clubbed and stabbed to death in Namibia for the harvesting and selling of their furs. The government of Namibia issues licenses for 80,000 pups and 6,000 bulls to be killed annually, and more are doubtlessly killed illegally for more profit. This bloody and inhumane business nets only around $120,000 for Namibia at a few dollars per seal cub killed.

No other government in the world continues to issue licenses to kill nursing baby seals, making Namibia’s slaughter arguably the cruelest in the world, and unbefitting the modern world. These nursing seal pups are chased away from their mothers in groups, stunned by being clubbed over the head, then stabbed in the heart. Their siblings and parents watch them killed in large groups only to be harvested for their furs.

This cruelty is only exacerbated by its ineffectiveness; the seal pups are often not even unconscious when they are chased down and stabbed. While proper protocol is to lead them away in small groups, the killers fail at even this, as it is easier to kill them in the middle of the colony, causing panic to the entire group as the infants are killed by untrained seasonal workers.

The killing season in Namibia runs from July to November and this year will kill another 80,000 or more seal pups if allowed to continue. Please sign the petition below to stop this cruel and barbaric slaughter from happening again.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Kuugongelwa,

Namibia is the only country in the world to continue to allow nursing seal cubs to be slaughtered while still young enough to be nursing from their mothers. Over 80,000 seal pups are killed every single year to sell their furs to designer clothing manufacturers.

This business is bloody, brutal, and an animal rights violation on an industrial scale. Seals are clubbed over the head to stun them, often repeatedly, because the unskilled workers miss or do not even effectively knock them unconscious before stabbing them through the heart. There is no excuse for such barbaric treatment of these young animals to continue another year.

The natural counterargument is that it would be harmful to business to end this industry. The entire Namibian seal industry responsible for the slaughter of 80,000 seal pups each year gives jobs to only around 120 individuals, mostly seasonal workers, and only brings around $120,000 a year to the Namibian seal killers. This is absolutely no excuse for this slaughter to happen ever again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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22 Comments

  1. Doesn’t Canada do the same thing?

    • caroline says:

      yes canada does do the same thing, exact same thing- bash these babies’ heads in…. but let’s call this Black country the most terrible in the world for doing it and not mention a thing about canada who continue to do it DESPITE the face no one wants seal fur anymore. thanks forcechange.

    • Matt Winkler Matt Winkler says:

      Canada has banned slaughter while the seal pups are young enough to still be nursing, Namibia is the only country in the world to continue to allow this. Canada’s slaughter is awful as well, but there is a legal distinction, not a racial one, Caroline.

    • Margaret Melnick says:

      This is terrible no matter where it happens and should be stopped all over the world. Sick human beings are found everywhere.

  2. Awful human beings for just a few dollars a cub…those seals are so sweet… may you suffer greatly in your life you offenders

    • Namibia is one of the worst African countries also Zimbabwe. They capture baby elephants and other wild animals and sell them to foreign zoos. Disgusting barbaric countries, don’t ever go there. A cancer curse on the morons and the authorities that allow seal clubbing and all other animal cruelty. Club the bastard perpetrators to death that’s the least they deserve, low life scum.

  3. This is a dispicable act of cruelty and should be BANNED EVERYWHERE! Any person taking part in this should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves and bannedfrom owning any animal because if they can do this tothese poor defenceless pups, they could do it to anyone or any thing!

  4. Barbaric. Disgusting practice.

  5. Humans are so evil and devilish when it comes to innocent animals. These are babies they are murdering, for what, a couple of bucks??

  6. Wendy Morrison says:

    These stupid humans need to be clubbed or stabbed to death instead of these precious seal pups and all other animals for that fact!!!!!

  7. Seals are adorable harmless living creatures. Ban seal clubbing worldwide and make it a felony. Create and strengthen animal laws to protect them and to support the ban, consumers should also stop buying merchandises made from animal skin and furs.

  8. C.A. Rose says:

    There are too many humans on this planet. Can we start eliminating the ones who serve no purpose? Can we use criminals in medical labs instead of innocent animals? Once again, the species supposedly made in god’s image inflicts joyful brutality on defenseless and harmless creatures.

  9. M. Dobos says:

    There is no reason for this barbaric action. We don’t need to wear fur anymore. Killing these innocent animals is sick. It must stop!

  10. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Such a barbaric way of killing these poor, gentle seals. You all who are commiting this “CRIME”, I hope you get the owrse punishment for this horrific murder

  11. SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE A BASEBALL BAT TO THEIR HEAD.

  12. I PRAY EVERYDAY THAT GOD SENDS A PLAGUE SO HORRIBLE THAT IT WIPES OUT EVERYONE THAT EATS, TORTURERS, RAPES, STARVES TO DEATH, MAIMS, SKINS ALIVE DOG FIGHTING, CATS, DOGS, AND ANIMALS THAT ARE TORTURED SOLD FOR GREED AND THOSE THAT HAVE NO COMPASSION, AND THOSE THAT KILL FOR EVIL REASONS! IN JESUS NAME I PRAY!

  13. “So many people insist they are against animal abuse, cruelty, suffering and the inhumane treatment of animals, yet they don’t understand they are actively engaging in and supporting egregious suffering, abuse, cruelty and inhumane treatment when they eat animals and their ‘by-products.’ If you are against cruelty, suffering and inhumane treatment, then you go vegan. It’s just that simple.” – Sarah Kiser

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWO83pf3Mc

  14. this act of cruelty for money is horrendous. Anyone who does this has no conscious. This needs to stop world wide. Humans do not need anything
    from these animals to survive.

  15. Civilisation is far from being civilised regardless which country we look at. It is appalling and disgusting!

  16. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    SCUM BASTARDS❗️😡
    Signed & Shared.

  17. Remember if you eat lamb you kill babies.

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