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Namibia Desert Seal Campaign

The world's largest and cruelest marine mammal slaughter of 85,000 still-nursing baby seal pups begins annually on July 1st in Namibia.

For 139 days, terrified pups will be rounded up, separated from their mothers, and brutally beaten to death for their pelts - a CITES protected species, killed in a seal reserve every day just hours before tourists come to view the remaining colony.  More

Inhumane, illegal, unsustainable and unethical, many conservation groups violently oppose the slaughter. While filming the cull is illegal, Sea Shepherd, who has a long legacy of defending seals around the world, aims to end this slaughter once and for all.

 

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Renowned Hard Rock Drummer Matt Sorum Expresses Alarm Over Namibia’s Annual Cape Fur Seal Cull Set to Begin Next Month Renowned Hard Rock Drummer Matt Sorum Expresses Alarm Over Namibia’s Annual Cape Fur Seal Cull Set to Begin Next Month
Renowned Rock and Rock Hall of Fame inductee, drummer Matt Sorum, most notably of iconic rock bands Guns ‘n Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult, has expressed alarm upon learning of Namibia’s ‘dark secret’ — the Cape Fur Seal hunt, set to begin July 1. Sorum was informed of the world’s largest and most brut ... Read More


Life in the Namib Desert Life in the Namib Desert
Commentary by Rosie Kunneke and Dinielle Stockigt
Growing up in Africa, camping out is part of your childhood. Sleeping in tents in designated camping sites is exciting and being so close to nature makes you realize what is important in life. Namibia’s desert, however, is a tough and unforgiving place. Home to ever-changing sand dunes, which bring winds that can fil ... Read More


Bloody and Brutal Namibian Seal Hunt Season Ends Bloody and Brutal Namibian Seal Hunt Season Ends
As 2012 draws to a close, we reflect upon those who have lost their lives while we were fighting to protect them. Each year governments, corporations and industries go to further lengths to prevent us from preserving life on this planet. We have faced (and still do) some formidable evil, but the slaughter of baby anima ... Read More


O.R.C.A. Force Stealth Mission a Success O.R.C.A. Force Stealth Mission a Success
O.R.C.A. Force has successfully captured video footage and images of the Namibian seal slaughter at Cape Cross. Its team’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) departed after the seal clubbers arrived at the Cape fur seal reserve, just moments after dawn. ... Read More


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