Protest Against The Namibian Baby Seal Slaughter on July
Days before the start of the Namibian 2007 Baby Seal
Slaughter on July 1, Anastasya Eliseeva organised a major
public protest outside the Namibia High Commission in
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Whilst funeral music and drums played the Public's message
was clear. "Stop Killing Baby Seals" and "Sick Men Club
Babies To Death". One protester overheard, as the High
Commissioner hurriedly whilst making his escape, "That he
did not want to deal with this".
Its time Namibia and the Diamond Industry deal with this.
For too long its been hidden behind the Diamond Restricted
Fences (the seal killing fields), first in South Africa
until 1990 and now in Namibia. The world not only banned
clubbing nursing baby seals to death in 1983 (except South
Africa and Namibia), but the remaining sealing countries
themselves banned the practice in 1987, as well. As far
back as 1971, the US stopped importing Cape fur Seal skins
for this very reason - that sealers were clubbing to death
nursing baby seals in nursery/breeding grounds. A clear
crime against nature.
Recently, the four largest international in-coming tourist countries to Namibia, US, South Africa, Germany and Netherlands, have all specifically written recent legislation banning the import of these baby Cape fur seal products into their countries.
Its time Namibia adopts the findings of the 11 top scientists recommendations in the Commission on Sealing in 1990, and announces an end to its three-man sealing concessionaire industry that has grown undetected to be the second largest seal slaughter in the world, with 50% occurring within the diamond restricted area - and the only place on earth where baby seals still nursing are slaughtered
For the Seals
Francois Hugo Seal Alert-SA