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Prime Minister Hage Geingob
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Hon. Hifikepunye Pohamba - President
Hon. Hage Geingob - Prime Minister
Hon. Marco Hausiku - Deputy Prime Minister
Hon. Calle Schlettwein - Minister of Trade and Industry
Hon. Minister Uahekua Herunga - Minister of Environment and Tourism
Hon. Bernard Esau - Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Dear [Decision Maker]
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I am shocked that the Namibian government is promoting the brutal, senseless slaughter of Cape fur seal pups and bulls. The pups are so young, they are still nursing. They are separated from their mothers and killed in front of each other and near their mothers. This cruelty is compeletly unacceptable.
I have seen the sickening images and videos of this horrifying massacre and have forwarded this information to everyone I know.
Cape fur seals have three suffered mass die-offs over the past decade - in part due to Namibia's reckless over-fishing. Namibia needs to realize that the oceans are in peril, and fishermen around the world are having a harder time catching fish not because of seals, whose populations are quite stable, but largely because of over-fishing, illegal fishing (even beyond the excessive quotas), and destructive fishing practices that damage fish habitat and breeding grounds and create huge amounts of by-catch.
These problems must be addressed by Namibia if Namibia wants to protect fisheries. Killing seals will not yield the desired results.
South Africa stopped killing seals years ago. Its fisheries have not suffered due to the continued presence of Cape fur seals. Namibia must now follow suit and ban this violent practice.
As a caring person, I will boycott tourism in Namibia and products from Namibia, especially Namibia's hake. I will also tell everyone I know to do the same.
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