From: SEAL ALERT-SA
Date: June 24, 2007

Seal Alert-SA Press Release : June 25, 2007.

Less than 7-days to go to the largest slaughter
of endangered animals and
the second largest seal harvest in the world


Namibian Sealers 'Snub' Dutch Parliament Ban on Seal Imports
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Namibian Sealers getting ready to club nursing baby Cape fur seals
 

      According to the Namibian Newspaper, Namibian Sealing Stakeholders "are not deterred by the (Dutch Parliament's) decision". Snubbing
The Dutch Parliamentary ban on seal imports, claiming it will not stop the culling from taking place, say the Sealing Industry. (see article)
www.namibian.com.na/2007/June/national/079DCCD797.html.
 
     What Sealing Industry? Asks Francois Hugo of Seal Alert-SA, a three-man Sealing Concessionaire group of thugs who hire part-time un-skilled labour to do their sickening baby seal-killing work for 139 days of each year? That's not sealing or an industry, that is sadistic baby seal slaughter.
 
     SealAlert-SA who is in direct contact with Dutch Minister Gerda Verburg, the Social Party and the PartyvierDiere in the Netherlands will ensure that they receive a copy of this article, and the 'snub' by the Namibian Sealers, which most export their seal product to Europe.
 
     Namibian Sealers should consider things very carefully, and stop sealing themselves or risk jeopardising their far more lucrative tourism industry, via a boycott.
 
     Are the Sealers in Namibia not aware of the fact, that Germany who equally now heads the 27-nation European Commission, specifically introduced a ban on Cape fur seal imports into their legislation recently. Who according to the Namibian Tourism Board, International Tourism Exchange(ITB) figures. Germany remains Namibia's most important tourism market. Followed closer by the Netherlands, USA and Italy, all of which have banned Cape fur seal imports.
 
     I wonder how the thousands of Namibian Guest-House Owners, Lodge-Operators, Hotels, Tour-Guides who have invested heavily into catering for these European tourists, feel, about the three-man Namibian Sealing Industry 'snub' of the ban on seal imports?
 
     Should Namibians themselves not call for an end to their sick seal culling industry, particularly the tourism industry taking European travellers to see these seal-killing colonies. Seal Alert-SA will have to request the Dutch, German, US and Italian Parliaments to consider somesort of tourism boycott of Namibia, should the seal cull go ahead on July 1.
 
For the Seals
Francois Hugo Seal Alert-SA 
 
 
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Dutch ban on seal products won't stop local culling
ADAM HARTMAN
NAMIBIA'S seal-culling season starts on July 1, and although animal-rights activists consider the recent decision by the Dutch parliament to ban all Cape fur seal products as a victory, Namibian stakeholders are not deterred by the decision.

Friday, June 22, 2007 - Web posted at 8:07:14 GMT



As in previous years, animal-rights activists from all over the world are bemoaning the fate of the tens of thousands of baby seals that will be culled, calling it inhumane and unnecessary.
In Gauteng, South Africa last week, activists in mourning dress marched with funeral music in the background as they moved up and down in front of the Namibian High Commission in Johannesburg, carrying posters stating, 'Stop Killing Baby Seals' and 'Sick Men Club Babies To Death'.
To add fuel to the fire, the Dutch Minister of Environment, Gerda Verburg, on Wednesday announced that a new law banning all imports of Cape fur seal products would come into effect by September.
"The most time consuming is the total ban on Cape fur seal products.
The international trade in these products is regulated very strictly and some additional steps had to be taken to reach a total ban," she was reported as saying.
The decision will not stop the culling from taking place, Namibian stakeholders in the industry told The Namibian yesterday.
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Momentum for support in banning the culling of seal bulls and pups in Namibia is fast picking up as the culling seasons draws closer.
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