[EN] “Earthrace Conservation today (Thursday 4th July) released graphic footage captured by covert filming of the annual seal cull on one of Namibia’s highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area.
The footage shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.
In July each year, a total allowable catch (TAC) of between 80-90,000 seal pups, is declared by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) in Namibia in a clubbing season that last until November. In addition, between 5,000 to 6,000 bulls are allowed to be shot. [...]” (Source: Earthrace Conservation – Horror of Namibias Seal Cull, Video was recorded in 2011).
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