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TAKE ACTION - Help Namibian Seals. Please, Sign!


Animals  (tags: Seals, hunt, Namibia, seal hunt, seal cubs, cruelty, AnimalCruelty, slaughter, killing, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, environment, animals, animalwelfare, AnimalWelfare, sadness )

Julie
- 1073 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
This was posted by Kelly 2 weeks ago. Please sign petition to help protect the seals of Namibia from a cruel and bloody hunt, not much better than the more notorious Canadian one. Thank you!



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Julie P. (55)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 6:16 am
This is from the site of the petition:

"The Namibia seal hunt is the second largest of its kind in the world. Each year, from July 1 through November 15, Cape fur seals descend on two main colonies in this region to give birth. What they have faced in recent years is a crowd of commercial hunters and part-time workers brandishing clubs, knives, and guns.

At dawn, these hunters round up the nervous seals, and the carnage begins. Nursing pups, clinging desperately to their mothers, are particularly targeted, as are bulls (seal penis is valued as an aphrodisiac in Asia). In Cape Cross, a tourism resort, a fresh layer is spread across the bloody sand and the carcasses are dragged away just in time to let tourists in to ogle, unknowingly, at the traumatized seal survivors.

On September 20, 2011, there was a meeting with John Walters, Ombudsman of Namibia, and concerned stakeholders from around the world. Namibia's annual seal slaughter was found to be illegal as national legislation outlaws the repeated clubbing to death, torture, or harassment of any animal, including seals.

However, the government is currently employing delaying tactics. Sign this petition to urge John Walters to place a moratorium on seal slaughter until this issue is resolved."

Thank you for signing and caring.


 

Kaspar K. (11)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 6:23 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:54 am
Olivia, You signed on October 11, 2011.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Ombudsman John Walters of Namibia
#1,855, thanks Julie
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 5:00 pm
Holly, You signed on September 29, 2011.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Ombudsman John Walters of Namibia

Thank you for re-posting this, Julie! It gave me an excuse to re-share via Twitter/FaceBook! :)
 

nicole silva (12)
Tuesday October 11, 2011, 5:43 pm
noted an signed
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 6:30 am
Noted and already signed! Thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 8:17 am
Done ~
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 9:30 am
signed
 

Annie Cowling (117)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 10:31 am
signed thank-you
 

Ruth R. (219)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 12:02 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Daniel Kaula (539)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 12:14 pm
Done.
 

Kay M. (351)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 12:34 pm
done.
 

Sameer Tendulkar (309)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 12:43 pm
Signed.
 

Marliese B. (63)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:11 pm
noted and signed with thanks.
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:13 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:22 pm
Animals always pay the price of human greed!!
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:32 pm
Lisa, You signed on October 11, 2011.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:36 pm
SIGNED! Sentient beings are not being born into physical bodies on this planet for the sake of being dominated by one species....if humans go veg, perhaps 95% of violent deaths will end for all life on Earth.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:43 pm
See also http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/2979994 COPY AND PASTE + send email
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Animal crush videos feature animals such as kittens, puppies, and mice who are slowly tortured to death for the sexual gratification of fetishists. These videos often contain footage of underage girls slowly crushing animals to death, usually by stepping or sitting on them.

A recent PETA Asia investigation into one case in the country found videos showing extreme cruelty to animals, including a rabbit as he or she was skinned alive, rabbits as they flailed and screamed while their ears were cut off and as they were set on fire, a dog as he or she was burned with a clothes iron, a monkey and several dogs as they were repeatedly hit in the eye with the sharp end of a stiletto heel, and puppies as they were crushed until they vomited their own internal organs. email: phembassyusa@aol.com
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 1:44 pm
already signed
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 2:07 pm
SIgned and noted with the biggest dissapoint on Namibia for joining the chain of cruelty against selas, what a shame!
 

Mariette G. (150)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 2:18 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Julie!
 

Alice B. (241)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 3:05 pm
NOTED & SIGNED.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 3:42 pm
Signed
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 4:33 pm
Noted and already signed. Thank you Julie.
 

ali hamilton (3)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 5:12 pm
signed
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 6:41 pm
noted and signed
 

Donna Hamilton (140)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 9:54 pm
Signed.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday October 12, 2011, 11:52 pm
Noted and signed thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1199)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 3:57 am
noted
 

Valentina M. (0)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 3:29 pm
Signed.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 4:01 pm
Signed.
 

Diane Patrick (46)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 10:51 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Friday October 14, 2011, 6:42 pm
+1Done
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Friday October 14, 2011, 8:19 pm
If we keep increasing the number of people on our planet, there won't we room left for any animals.
 

Serena Wittkopp (0)
Sunday October 16, 2011, 1:00 am
Seals are neat; let's help them!
 

Lori K. (56)
Saturday October 22, 2011, 9:31 pm
Poor babies. Happy to sign to try to save them.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Thursday October 27, 2011, 2:52 pm
petition signed Sept 30th
 

. (0)
Saturday November 5, 2011, 11:29 am
Signed.
 
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