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The Seal Killers Must be Brought to Justice!

The Seal Killers Must be Brought to Justice!

Regarding the disgusting and inhumane slaughter of innocent wild fur seals it has become clear that protection societies need to do more to protect our endemic species from the erratic behaviour of certain psychopaths.

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The moment we heard about the killing of the 23 New Zealand Fur Seals which took place at Ohau Point, 22km North of Kaikoura we became outraged. It must be one of the most calculated and brutal attacks on animals in New Zealand history. There is nothing that can be gained from this attack apart from shame and ridicule, and it is simply inexcusable.

It is commonly understood that cruelty to animals is a clear sign of psychopathic tendency, any sign that an individual has cruel tendencies should be acted upon at first instance.

It is hard to see how or why any rational person would even consider inflicting such unnecessary suffering on any animal, let alone a species which has suffered so much in history. We call for the fullest investigation into this matter and demand that the perpetrator(s) of this heinous act suffer the full unsympathetic extent of the law.

Under the Marine Mammals Protection Act 1978 there are penalties of up to six months’ imprisonment or a fine of up to $250,000 for killing or harming fur seals or other marine mammal plus a further fine of up to $10,000 for every marine mammal the offence was committed against. This is clearly not enough to deter cruel behaviour.

We appeal to anyone with information on who the murderers to contact PETA immediately


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