End the Namibian seal hunt

Aim of Campaign

To stop the cruel slaughter of tens of thousands of fur seals in Namibia every year by persuading the Namibian Government to expand seal-watching tourism in its place.

Background InformationNamibian seal hunt

Over 90,000 seals, including 85,000 pups, are cruelly slaughtered each year in Namibia, making it the second largest slaughter of seals in the world next to Canada. This horrific hunt commences in July and continues for five months.

Seals are worth more alive than dead!

The seals are hunted for skins, fur and meat. The genitals are sold as traditional medicines and aphrodisiacs in the Far East. The entire sealing industry in Namibia is only worth around £400,000, yet wildlife tourism, including seal-watching, is worth millions, with considerable potential for expansion.

Hidden from public view

The Namibian authorities are determined to keep this brutal; hunt from public view. Film footage has been difficult to obtain in the past and the authorities and the hunters will clearly go to extraordinary and violent lengths to avoid the hunt becoming internationally publicised.

In July 2009, a group of hunters attacked two men filming the seal hunt. Police arrived after the attack and arrested the victims rather than their attackers.

To read further information about this incident please click here.

WARNING! This film contains graphic images of shocking cruelty

Take Action

Listed below are simple actions you can take to help our campaign:

1) Write to the Namibian embassy

Please make your protest to the Namibian Embassy in your country today. If you do not know the address, please visit the website www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Namibia

Please tell the Ambassador:

* You want Namibia to end its seal hunt
* You will not visit Namibia or buy any Namibian products until all seal killing stops

Listed below are contact details of the Namibian Embassies in the UK, USA and France.

High Commissioner: H.E. Mr. Ringo F. Abed
High Commission of the Republic of Namibia
6 Chados Street, London, WIG 9LU.
Tel: 020 7636 6244
E-mail: info@namibiahc.org.uk

or Email: via website: www.embassyhomepage.com/contact_us_embassy_london_uk_feedback.htm

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Wilfred I. Emvula
Embassy of the Republic of Namibia
80 Avenue Foch/17 Square de l’Avenue Foch, 75016, Paris.
Tel: +33-1-44-17 3265/76
Email: namparis@club-internet.fr

Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Hopelong U. Iipinge
Embassy of the Republic of Namibia
1605 New Hampshire Ave, N.W, Washington D.C. 20009
Tel: +1-202-986 0540
E-mail: info@namibianembassyusa.org

2) Sign our petition to the Namibian President  and ask friends, family and colleagues to support our campaign. Please click here to download the Namibia petition

3)  Please also help our campaign by:

Thank you for your support. We will be providing updates about the campaign on our SPAG Blog and News section pages on this website.

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