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Saving Slowly Strangling Seals… One at a Time

In California, the masked zombies moan and march but on the long sandy shores of Nambia faith in humanity is restored. Watch these. They will cleanse and refresh your soul. They did mine.

Namibia has a precious Cape fur seal population of roughly 1.5 million individuals all along its coast. These seals are exposed to illegally abandoned fishing gear and other marine debris that entangle, torture and kill them.

Naude and Katja Dreyer established Ocean Conservation Namibia in 2020 with the primary objective to help entangled seals and other marine animals along the Namibian coast. Through observation, direct action, exposure and education OCN hopes to motivate individuals all over the world to change their own behaviour towards a sustainable future.

In 2020, Naude and his team rescued over 600 seals from entanglement. In 2021, OCN has already done over 500 seal rescues.

The OCN team consists of several dedicated activists led by Namibian conservationist Naude Dreyer, who started rescuing seals more than nine years ago at Pelican Point. — Ocean Conservation Namibia | Seal Rescues — Welcome to Ocean Conservation Namibia!

“Jumping off moving trucks, and some of these guys are BIG and so strong! And I remember even a little one giving one of you a bad cut on your finger cause their teeth are so sharp! Thank you so much for putting yourself at risk so these innocent animals don’t have to keep suffering and dying needlessly. You really do show us the best of humanity!”

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  • ghostsniper September 16, 2021, 4:30 AM


  • Steve in PA September 16, 2021, 4:56 AM

    Maybe we should invite Katja and Naude to America to rescue a couple late term abortion victims. I admire their dedication and altruism, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that we in the affluent West seem to have transposed our humanitarian impulses, or compassion if you will, from our fellow human beings to lesser mammals. Especially the cute ones, like baby seals. It’s always baby seals.

    • Jack September 16, 2021, 6:48 AM

      Steve, the battle here on this planet is always against good and evil and there seems to be no real middle ground.

      There a millions of Americans who have amazing humanitarian compassion that is exercised all of the time and in many cases, constantly. On the other hand, you have those who hate life and everything about it, who seemingly are only here to kill, rob and destroy and most of that wad do it with no forethought, guilt or recollection and they will deny they do it or contend they’re doing it for the benefit of society.

      And it’s not always about baby seals either.

    • ghostsniper September 16, 2021, 7:05 AM

      How in the world did you make that gargantuan leap?
      I save turtles. Hundreds of them.
      And I’m against abortion.
      Both are currently legal.
      Where’s the transposition?

  • Bear Claw Chris Lapp September 16, 2021, 8:48 AM

    Good on them and good on you GVDL for sharing good news as we all know we need it. Beautiful.

  • Dirk September 18, 2021, 5:38 PM

    Seal/walrus hunting in Oregon’s becoming a legal thing, I’ve read. Seems their crime is eating most of the returning salmon. Wiping out established industries.