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Great seal massacre

11 November 2012, 11:48
GREAT  SEAL  MASSACREMy last article on this subject was not a success due to myself believing the subject matter is well-known in South Africa. Further, the typical trolling, too, played its destructive part. While compiling this article I was asked pointedly, if the average South African knows where Cape Cross is and Wolf/Atlas Bay on the De Beers Company property. I even had a query coming from Illinois USA for lessons in fishing. I suggest the Americans concentrate their efforts on their elections. Secondly I would like to thank Judith Nkwe for her contribution to the original article.      The information given here is open and therefore does not compromise any copyright sources.1)   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 sea culls2)   Each year up to 85*000 baby seals are killed in Namibia for just a few dollars from their fur. 3)    The clubbing begins at 06 AM  At 09 AM each morning bulldozers clean up and restore the beach before the tourists arrive to view the colony,.  This takes place in a designated reserve.4)   Pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers and violently beaten to death.  An additional 6*000 bull seals are killed for their genitalia (Thought to be aphrodisiac  in some countries) most is exported to Asia.5)   Namibia is the only country in the Cape Seal’s range in which commercial hunting is permitted.  Sealing occurs on 2 mainland colonies: Cape Cross andWolf/Atlas Bay on the DeBeers company property  where 75% of the pups are born.6) the Namibian government defends its industry claiming seals consume about 700*000 metric tons of fish per year and must be killed. When commercial sealing was ended in  South Africa in the 1990’s the fishing industry was not impacted negatively, but rather it was improved.7)   Namibia plans to increase the size of its annual seal cull next year in an effort to create jobs.8)From July 1  to Nov. 15, commercial hunters hire approximately 160 part-time workers to kill the seals., most pups between the ages of 7 and 11 months. 9)   Cape fur seals are listed on Appendix 11 of the convention on international trade in endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora  (Cites)10)   In my previous article it was mentioned that guns were used to kill the seals. That may be so elsewhere but according to the scripts I went through none is mentioned in the case of Namibia..  I therefore cannot dispute the possibility of a firearm been taken into the reserve or one caught on camera.   It would be worthwhile to Google:  Sea Cull Facts and take note of the bloody aftermath of these culls. Photo galleries have been provided where stretches of bloody beaches are shown and close-up killings of these animals. Thousands of dead seals lay on the beach.  It is shocking at the depth mankind will stoop for a few dollars.  
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