Seal Clubbing

The Times Tuesday July 7/2009

Namibia says it won’t stop seal clubbing.

The Namibian government says its annual commercial seal hunt will go on, despite objections from animal welfare groups.

Frans Tsheehama, of the Namibian fisheries and marine resources ministry, said yesterday that the killing season started on July 1 and will run until November 15.

Government officials have said the seal population has to be controlled to protect fish stocks.