THE SEALS OF NAM
BWC supports The Seals of Nam and Fur Free in their initiative to boycott Namibia as long as they continue to slaughter seals, including nursing pups for their fur, and in the case of the bulls, also for their penises for use in useless remedies, along with seal based Omega 3 oil. This action has gone global and the boycott action is being reported on around the world. Please join us!
ANTI-SEALING DAY 2011
As part of the Anti-Sealing Day observed worldwide 15 March 2011, a press conference was held in Cape Town to create awareness of the annual massacre of around 85 000 nursing seal cubs in Namibia. Celebrity supporters include Verity, Siyabonga Beyile, Faizal Sayed, Mynie Grovè, Roxy Louw.
As Gandhi said: 'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Organisations involved: Beauty Without Cruelty, Fur Free, The Seals of Nam and others
Verity, Toni Brockhoven, Faizal Sayed and Siyabonga Beyile in Cape Town,
at the Capetonian Hotel, who showed their support by donating the venue and extras.
Did you know that the Namibian Seal massacre is responsible for the largest slaughter of wildlife on the planet? It is considered to be the most brutal of all killings and is now officially responsible for the death of more seals than the Canadian slaughter.
Namibia profits from products derived from seals such as seal skin which popular as a luxury , the seal oil, which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and there are two commercial uses, used for industrial grade oil and the production of cosmetics, paints, soaps and manufacturing of low-grade margarine!!
Over the counter products such as Omega-3 oils and capsules derived from seal products have already become part of sales of medicine in some countries and possible surgical implants from seal tissue have been on the table as the use of seal heart valves for human heart surgery has of late shown to be promising, although this is as yet unconfirmed.
Every year for the past three years, the kill quota has been set at 85 000 nursing pups and 6 000 bulls. In the past, concessionaries have admitted that there are simply not enough animals to kill, and they seldom meet their quota. Yet the Namibian authorities insists on increasing the quota.
The Namibian Government has been resorting to non-existent laws to arrest and detain journalists who attempt to film the cull. See http://bit.ly/eAQzaU. The government also inflates the figures of the actual seal population to justify a higher cull quota – see http://tinyurl.com/5rpp7nx
Seal clubbers have been known to attack and beat journalists – see http://tinyurl.com/62vujny
The following footage shows how savage this "cull" is (warning - graphic content): http://tinyurl.com/5wfb3we
On March 12, 2009 Canada announced plans to kill 255 000 Harp Seal pups this Northern Hemisphere spring. The seal slaughter commenced on March 23rd.
The Canadian harp seal faces mass extinction from this man-made slaughter, while at the same time battling the results of global warming (also man-made) that has seen a drastic reduction in ice floes, which are their breeding grounds
In addition to being a cruel, unnecessary slaughter, the harp seal hunt is one of the most glaring displays of Canadian mismanagement of the oceans. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has regulated the cod fishery into oblivion and is working hard to wipe out the seals now, in this cruel, wasteful massacre they call the 'seal hunt'. In 2008, the sealers managed to kill over 215,000 seal pups after at least a quarter million drowned because of the historically poor formation of sea ice. Weather and these drownings prevented them from killing the rest of the 270,000 seal quota.
Once again, the sealers, mostly off-season fishermen from Newfoundland and Quebec, have cast shame on Canada as they smashed in the heads of hundreds of thousands more baby animals last year. They are supported by the Canadian government (and therefore the Canadian tax payer), who supplies spotter aircraft and ice-cutter ships to make their job even easier.
However, the efforts of activists around the world, and in particular the Canadian Senator Marc Harb who has brought a bill to end this senseless slaughter, may soon see the last of seal blood flowing on the ice. Together with the European Union, who has banned the import of any fur seal products, and the worldwide campaign to stop buying Canadian fish, the economic and moral screws are turning on the Canadian government.