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Plan to Kill 86,000 Seals Draws Ire in Namibia


Animals  (tags: Namibia, seal hunt, cruelty )

Trudi
- 4044 days ago - miamiherald.com
Namibia -- Seal hunters plan to club 86,000 seals in an annual hunt set to begin next week, as animal rights activists brace for a showdown with the government over a practice they regard as inhumane.



   

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Ester Hellen (213)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 12:50 pm
When will this stop?
It is going on as long as I can remember....
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 1:46 pm
Why do they do this to these innocent little seals? This is not necassary Its a bunch of Bull just like always to fill there greedy hands with blood money!!! This just rips my heart open to look into the eyes and knowing this little seal can do nothing but lay there and wait. I would love to club them in the head and drag them in the ice cold water and see how they would like it. Stupid Igorant people!!!! they have other ways of making a living I'm sure. If its been going on as long as they can remember then try to do something about it, if they don't then its part of it, sorry not taking aim just telling the truth. Thanks Trudi R.
 

Brenda H (29)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:06 pm
OMG--WHY DO THEY JUST KEEP KILLING THE INNOCENT BABIES--HUMANS ARE THE CRUELIST CREATURES ON EARTH--THEY KILL-JUST TO BE KILLING!!
THANK YOU MY DEAR FRIEND, I CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON YOU TO KEEP US UP ON THE ANIMALS AND HELP FOR THEM!
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:06 pm
More work is needed to make buyers of pelts stop buying. That is the only way to end this atrocity.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:12 pm
TY NOTED SAD
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:39 pm
When will this stop, we've signed so many petitions already !
Mankind doesn't need fur, the animals do !
Sadly noted, Trudi
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:42 pm
The government has said the seal hunt protects its fish stocks because seals consume 900,000 tons of fish a year, which is more than a third of the fishing industry's catch. The hunt also provides revenue from skins, fur and meat, and creates 149 jobs, Maurihungirire said.

Well, Heaven-forfend that these 149 people should
have to go find other work! Who gives a damn about
these people and their jobs, when 86,000 seals are
about to be clubbed to death, if not skinned-alive?!
A heartbreaking story, Trudi.
noted.
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 2:48 pm
And it so should Shame on you Nambia...

Big gOirlly Hugs
 

Sheila G (267)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 3:01 pm
Black Tiger P is right, we have to pressure the buyers, they are the ones putting the dollars in pockets. If there were no money involved they would stop.
You are so right, Tim, they are most definitely not worrying about whether or not the seals are dead when they start cutting, no one is monitoring this killing that actually cares! Those people who care are not ALLOWED to view!
Imagine living with such a blood thirsty person, waiting for them to come home: chilling isn't it?
TY Trudi
 

Raven Sky Dawna Raven Sky Zimb (261)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 3:27 pm
people and the fish story... they do that here too with the orcas... all I want is for people to understand that we all share this planet together and learning to live together is part of the lesson plan. I just wish they would stop scapegoating animals.
 

CINDY D (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 3:34 pm
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE! I"M SICK TO THINK ALL THIS GOES ON! LET'S CLUB THEM! OUR PRECIOUS ANIMALS NEED PROTECTED!!!
 

Pamela Mendoza (126)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 3:34 pm
How sick they are. What is wrong with these people. Jobs are not, they can pick another trade. There is know excuse for this. I also agree with Black Tiger. This is just sick people. How can they sleep at night. We are not barbarians the last time I looked. Are these Cave People?
 

Elizabeth K (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 4:11 pm
To kill a baby seal ,is to be inhuman and it's very wrong. I want to cry to God and say, 'Why are people filled with hate?'
 

Laura R (29)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 4:30 pm
I want to know WHO IS STILL BUYING AND WEARING THE SKINS? In this day and age...who would want to be caught DEAD wearing what used to be a beautiful live animal??????? for fashion?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 5:24 pm
Such a sick sad and inhumane act of cruely for no reason. This has got to stop as these babies deserve to have a full life.
 

Bill McGlone (103)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 5:32 pm
I don't know about the rest of you but sometimes I get so depressed in thinking that what we are trying to do is hopeless..Nevertheless I will continue and encourage you all to do the same.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 5:58 pm
all signed
thank you, Trudi
 

Joycey B (750)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 7:24 pm
Signed and noted with thanks Trudi.
 

Steve Dale (551)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 9:19 pm
THATS OUR HEARTLESS LEADERS FOR YOU,THEY ALLOW AND PERSUE ANIMAL CRUELTY REGARDLESS OF THE INHUMANITY THEY ARE PROMOTING,JUST SACK THE GOVERNMENT PEOPLE,THEY REPRESENT US SO JUST SACK THEM FOR THERE GUTLESS CRUELTY TOWARDS ALL ANIMALS.
 

Marena Chen (200)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 11:18 pm
I agree with Black Tiger.

If people would just stop buying, then there would be no market and the killing would stop - but we have to start with the buyers.
 

Brenda H (29)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 1:46 am
BILL--I KNOW THE FEELING WELL--I DID A STORY COUPLE DAYS AGO ON BRITISH HORSE SLAUGHTER--WHEN I FIRST SAW PETITION & PICTURE, IT REALLY TORE ME UP INSIDE AND I WAS REALLY ANGRY WHEN I DID THE STORY! I HAD TO DO A LOT OF SOUL SEARCHING TO DECIDE IF I COULD KEEP DOING THIS--BUT, WITHOUT "ALL" OF US-THEY HAVE NO VOICE--SO WE JUST "KEEP ON-KEEPIN ON" FOR THEM!
 

Brenda H (29)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 2:02 am
86,000 BABIES--SO YOUNG AND TOTALLY UNAFRAID OF ANYTHING--JUST TINY TRUSTING BABIES-THEY JUST WALK UP TO THEM--THEY WILL ALL PAY ONE DAY FOR THEIR ATROCITIES AND I HOPE THEY SUFFER TERRIBLY FOR ALL ETERNITY FOR WHAT THEY DO! AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE ONE'S THAT WEAR FUR!
 

Danielle L (146)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 6:17 am
They don't ever care about human life..how can they respect those poor seals?
 

Vanessa H (66)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 8:57 am
Indeed, I think those who say we need to go after the buyers is right. Cut off their money, I don't think many people would do this for free.
 

Lynda H (43)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 9:52 am
When is this barbaric act going to end. It sickens me
 

Goddess Lozz (213)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 10:49 am
This has got to stop now! All this killing is destroying the planet, there will be nothing left soon, then what will we do?
 

Louise L (48)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 5:21 pm
This has been going on in multiple places as long as I can remember! Until laws are passed to stop it, we can't do much, except try petitions. The thought of wearing an animal skin of any kind turns my stomach; in fact, I was left 2 of them in a will and promptly sold them. My dreams tonight will not be happy ones.....thanks, Kelli, for info.
 

Louise L (48)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 5:22 pm
Sorry, I'm obviously tired. Thanks, Trudi!!!!
 

Bill McGlone (103)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 5:35 pm
My thanks to Brenda for her words that will get me thru another day. And to Lorraine: When there is nothing left we will simply continue to kill each other to make sure "no one" is left. Maybe, just maybe, then the planet can attempt to restore itself, this time without human beings...
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 5:40 pm
Oh Bill we have to stay alive yes...us the ones who so fight for our animals and our planet...Yes...

Big gOirlly hUgs
 

Bill McGlone (103)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 5:43 pm
I got your back Stephanie!!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 5:41 am
here we go again these sick monsters...go get em Stephanie!!!
 

Sugar Bouche (107)
Sunday June 29, 2008, 8:42 am
Look at the Chinese, Philippines, Japanese disaster and so on.
Who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.
So remember: When you abuse other living creatures you suffer and you can only receive as a much compassion and mercy as you are capable of giving.
 

Marena Chen (200)
Monday June 30, 2008, 10:15 pm
Maybe if Manufacturers and Retailers were forced to attach a graphic discription of how these products were obtained, people would be so disgusted that they would stop buying. (Just a thought)
 

Roxann C (398)
Friday July 11, 2008, 3:36 pm
stop this maddness
 

Elena Glikina (15)
Monday March 23, 2009, 11:14 am
Killers are mad! Stop them!
 
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