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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9 Comments

  1. let the great seals live now they are sacred nature

  2. Even worse than the seal clubbing in Canada, you say? I hope every last “sealer” in this world drowns, painfully. Good riddance to them all!

  3. Bev Woodburn says:

    The barbaric and heinous slaughter of seal pups and bulls by clubbing to death in Namibia is one of the vilest of atrocities of torture and suffering being committed against precious little seal pups and bulls in the World. Namibia is responsible for the vilest of torture and suffering also committed against the defenceless and innocent Wildlife. Purely for GREED and the Black Market, for vile China and the other Asian markets for their fake medicinal claims which have been proven false.
    These atrocities must be stopped and banned forever.
    The Namibia Government is an absolute disgrace and should be brought before the United Nations to stop this heinous torture and suffering against the innocent.
    Also Canada should be brought before the United Nations to stop their sadism and evilness committed against baby seal pups.
    All this unimaginable torture and suffering purely for GREED.
    No compassion, no respect, no empathy, no decency, no integrity and definitely no moral ethics shown.
    Absolutely sickening and unforgivable.

  4. Anne-Mari Gavin says:

    Human beings have NO respect for GOD or the creatures and creations that belong to Him. His Word is clear – Luke 6:31
    Do to others as you would have them do to you.
    God created all the animals (Psalm 104). All animals belong to God (Psalm 50:10). God cares for the animals. “Jesus said: ‘are not the five sparrows sold for two copper coins and not one of them is forgotten before God.

  5. YES AND GOD IS WATCHING EVERY SINGLE ONE ON THIS EARTH! HUMANS, ANIMALS, MOTHER NATURE .. .. ALL HIS CREATIONS !! WHAT THESE IDIOTS ARE KILLING, TORTURING, ABUSING ALL THESE INNOCENT ANIMALS NOW,THEY WILL NEED TO PAY BACK LATER!! WATCH N SEE!! BAD KARMA !!! CRY WITH NO TEARS N NO ONE CAN HELP YOU MORONS!!!

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    SAVAGES❗️?
    Signed & Shared❗️?

  7. Charleen Murphy says:

    Vile such evil monsters killing God’s precious animals in such violent ways!!! I hope their death is a long & painful one soon !

  8. How could ANYONE sane & rational engage in such a sadistic activity? — Get into another line of work — NOT THIS! — this crime is unconscionable & beyond reason & words — what’s more, there is NO MARKET for seal products — we have alternative materials just as good — we NEED NOT to brutally slaughter seals — STOP THE TORTUROUS ABUSE, SUFFERING & deaths OF THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS — LET THEM LIVE – LEAVE THEM ALONE! — In truth, morally, you have NO RIGHT!

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