Namibia: Pressure mounts over seal massacre

With only 38 days remaining to the Namibian seal hunt, The Seals of Nam are pulling out all the stops and are urging the Namibian government to end the annual carnage of Cape Fur seals. The Ombudsman’s report was initially due in March. It was then postponed to...

Namibia: Seal Protesters Plead for ITB Boycott

AN international protest group against Namibia’s annual harvest of seals has called on the world’s biggest annual tourism fair to ban Namibia from participating in the event. As part of several international protest actions, the Seals of Nam protest group...

South Africa: 300 dead seals wash ashore in Cape Town

Disaster management officials say they have removed about 300 dead seals from Kommetjie Beach in Cape Town. A high tide or extreme wind conditions probably caused the animals to be washed off Seal Island on Thursday night and officials say it is not a particularly...

Namibia: Anti-Sealing Day Targets Local Tourism, Exports

International Anti-Sealing Day on March 15 will mark a ‘torturous’ day for Namibia’s exports and tourism if the country does not stop its annual seal cull, activists claim. A South African animal rights group called Fur Free, which is affiliated to...

Namibia: Animal Rights Groups Invited to Seal Culling

Windhoek — Namibia’s seal culling season starts today and goes on until November 15, and while the animal rights groups are aghast at this practice, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources says it is a necessary evil to rebuild its fishing stock. The seal...