Thought the Canadians were the only ones? Nope. (Just as the Japanese are the most well-known dolphin/whale killers, although the Danish Faroe Islanders do it too.)
The Namibian government continues to allow and promote the slaughter of Cape fur seals despite the fact that the population has been hard-hit already by three mass die-offs, in which seals starved to death by the tens of thousands, since 2000. Cape fur seal pups are born between late October and early January. The mother seals nurse their young for about a year or even longer.
For 140 days, staring around July 1st, the Namibian government permits the killing of about 85,000 nursing baby Cape Fur seals…on the pretext of creating employment for 120 unskilled workers living in cardboard shacks near the seal colony.
Send letters to Prime Minister Dr. Hage Geingob at Office of the Prime Minister, Windhoek, Namibia. He can also be called/faxed (he speaks fluent English) at
Tel: +264-61-287 2002
Fax: +264-61-24 9546
You can also write to Hatem Yavuz, the furrier responsible for buying the Namibian fur, here: