Dear All Cape Fur Seal Supporters,

Major Public Protest Against The Namibian Baby Seal Slaughter on July 1


       Days before the start of the Namibian 2007 Baby Seal Slaughter on July 1, Anastasya Eliseeva organised a major public protest outside the Namibia High Commission in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
       Whilst funeral music and drums played the Public's message was clear. "Stop Killing Baby Seals" and "Sick Men Club Babies To Death". One protester overheard, as the High Commissioner hurriedly whilst making his escape, "That he did not want to deal with this".


         Its time Namibia and the Diamond Industry deal with this. For too long its been hidden behind the Diamond Restricted Fences (the seal killing fields), first in South Africa until 1990 and now in Namibia. The world not only banned clubbing nursing baby seals to death in 1983 (except South Africa and Namibia), but the remaining sealing countries themselves banned the practice in 1987, as well. As far back as 1971, the US stopped importing Cape fur Seal skins for this very reason - that sealers were clubbing to death nursing baby seals in nursery/breeding grounds. A clear crime against nature. 
        Recently, the four largest international in-coming tourist countries to Namibia, US, South Africa, Germany and Netherlands, have all specifically written recent legislation banning the import of these baby Cape fur seal products into their countries.
         Its time Namibia adopts the findings of the 11 top scientists recommendations in the Commission on Sealing in 1990, and announces an end to its three-man sealing concessionaire industry that has grown undetected to be the second largest seal slaughter in the world, with 50% occurring within the diamond restricted area - and the only place on earth where baby seals still nursing are slaughtered
For the Seals
Francois Hugo Seal Alert-SA