Petition

Put an End to Namibian Seal Clubbing

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Earthrace Conservation hopes to bring about lasting change that will benefit marine life and the oceans.

About the Petition

Each year beginning July 1, a quota of 80,000 Cape fur seal pups are set to be beaten to death in Namibia. The pups are separated from their mothers. They are herded away from the safety of the sea, then beaten to death with pick handles. They are stabbed in the throat, often while still alive.

We can beat this cruelty.

A further quota of 6,000 adult bull seals will be set in Namibia. These are to be shot at point-blank range so that their genitals can be exported to the East, where they will be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian market. You can help put an end to this! 

To: The Hon. Bernhard Esau, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Namibia

With Namibia facing mounting public outcry and increasing consumer boycotts, we the undersigned are urging the Hon. Minister Bernhard Esau to immediately end the annual bloodbath, protect the seals with effective new legislation, and allow all Namibians to benefit from this magnificent tourist draw card.

Sincerely,

[Your name here] 

Action Updates

  • 19 October 2014

    We did it!

    Thank you for helping us reach 10,000 supporters! Let's keep the momentum going to help put an end to seal clubbing in Namibia!

  • 01 April 2015

    We hit 80,000 signatures!

    Thank you for helping us reach 80,000 supporters! Let's keep the momentum going to help put an end to seal clubbing in Namibia! Help us get to 100,000!

Supporters

  • 83921
    Clyde Crews
    Smithville, TX
    3 minutes ago
  • 83920
    Andrew Hardin
    Wimberley, TX
    5 minutes ago
  • 83919
    Dona Kuryanowicz
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    15 minutes ago
  • 83918
    Gabriella Busi
    Sweden
    16 minutes ago
  • 83917
    Kate Kärrman
    Sweden
    20 minutes ago
  • 83916
    Ellen North
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    28 minutes ago
  • 83915
    Francine Love
    Buckhannon, WV
    28 minutes ago
  • 83914
    Mandy Tsou
    Los Angeles, CA
    29 minutes ago
  • 83913
    Lourdes Andino
    Carolina, PR
    29 minutes ago
  • 83912
    Olga Sevastyanova
    Arkhangelsk region
    30 minutes ago
  • 83911
    Alex Bez
    Canada
    31 minutes ago
  • 83910
    Francine Love
    Buckhannon, WV
    33 minutes ago
  • 83909
    Rebecca Palmer
    Wheaton, IL
    37 minutes ago
  • 83908
    Fatma Kizil
    Turkey
    39 minutes ago

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