Katie Bertoglio-Harris via Crowdrise
May 27, 2012
Sandra Birnhak wrote -
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION - ASAP - BE THE VOICE FOR THESE SEALS!
There are only 35 days remaining until the world's most barbaric wildlife slaughter begins - 100,000 Namibian Fur Seals - July 1st. BE THEIR VOICE - We need your help - Seals of Nam Volunteers - The Beach Masters - will on on the site July 1st. They will be in the face of the Government - passing out flyers and posters away from the slaughter which is cordoned off by police - They are putting their lives forward to be THE VOICE for the baby FUR SEALS. Let's help them - BOYCOTT NAMIBIAN TOURISM - DONATE SO THEY CAN BE THERE - TO BE OUR VOICE FOR THE SEALS.
DONATE TODAY - THE SLAUGHTER OF MORE THAN 100,000 FUR SEALS WILL BEGIN JULY 1ST.
YOU CAN HELP US STOP THIS SLAUGHTER BY BEING PROACTIVE - PROTESTS ARE WORLDWIDE - DONATIONS ARE NEEDED TO KEEP THE PACE - BE IN NAMIBIA TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - POSTERS, ADVERTISING, EXPENSES - THIS CULL WILL NOT STOP WITHOUT FUNDING. WE NEED YOUR HELP.
JOIN OUR TEAM - TELL YOUR FRIENDS - TWITTER, FB - ALL SOCIAL MEDIA COUNTS.
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK ABOUT THIS IMAGE:
To put this into perspective, a large sports stadium seats a capacity of 80 000. You could put a baby seal, savagely bludgeoned to death, in every single seat and still have 11 000 seals remaining. We CANNOT allow this injustice to continue!!
Did you know the Namibian seal hunt is responsible for the largest slaughter of wildlife on earth? It is considered to be the most brutal of ALL culls and is officially responsible for the deaths of more seals than the Canadian cull.
From the 1st of July, 80 thousand Cape Fur seal pups will be savagely beaten to death for their fur pelts. Six thousand bulls will be shot so that their penises may be used to make an ineffective aphrodisiac. For the next 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers and be violently beaten to death. The colony will be rounded up at day break. Pups, bulls and cows will be surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear. To kill the animal, the men need to administer a swift blow to the head. This is supposed to cause the cranium to disintegrate. This initial strike is seldom sufficient to kill the animal and, as it tries to take evasive action, it is repeatedly beaten until it is either dead or unconscious. The sealer then stabs the little ones in the throat, sometimes while they are still alive. The baby seals are known to become so terrified that they will vomit up their mothers milk. The sand on the beach is stained pink from all the blood. Carcasses are hurled onto the backs of waiting vehicles and the bulldozers set to work cleaning up the blood before the tourists arrive to view the colony. Each year, despite a declining population, the quota gets increased.