Formal request to IRB to drop Namibia from Rugby World Cup

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Each year, 85 000 nursing seal pups are beaten to death in Namibia. We are asking the International Rugby Board to drop Namibia from the World Cup (to be played in New Zealand later this year.) Here is a sample letter to the IRB, followed by the contact details for the various rugby unions involved. Please do contact them. 
To whom it may concern.
As you are probably aware, the International Rugby Board was recently forced to intervene and take charge of the Namibian Rugby Union amongst allegations of corruption and mismanagement. 
I now wish to draw your attention to an international boycott of Namibian sport, produce and tourism based on the country’s annual massacre of endangered Cape Fur Seals. Each year, 91 000 of these animals (which appear on Appendix 2 of CITES) are savagely beaten to death on the beaches of Namibia. 
News of the boycott is being rapidly spread by conservation organizations, media houses, animal rights groups and concerned citizens around the world. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are littered with references pertaining to the savagery of the hunt. The boycott also has the full backing of a number of South African celebrities, including Miss South Africa. 
Namibia will be playing three pool matches in New Zealand and Australia. Namibian fixtures and venues are as follows:
Namibia vs Wales 26th September 2011 Yarrow Stadium
Namibia vs South Africa 22nd September 2011 North Harbour Stadium
Namibia vs Fiji 10th September 2011 Rotorua International Stadium. 
In light of the above, and considering all the negative publicity generated from this slaughter, we are making a formal request to the IRB to drop all Namibian fixtures from the World Cup. We are also appealing to the teams from South Africa, Wales and Fiji to show solidarity in this regard and publicly denounce the annual slaughter. 
For further information and to find out who else the campaign organizers are targeting, you are referred to the following website https://sites.google.com/site/thesealsofnam/get-involved/the-boycott 
Your assistance and cooperation in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards

Contact Addresses
sarfu@mweb.co.za (South African Rugby Union)
vilir@fijirugby.net (Fiji Rugby Union)
info@wru.co.uk (Welsh Rugby Union)
irb@irb.com (International Rugby Board)

Holiday in Namibia? FAIL!!!

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Each year in Namibia, 85 000 CITES protected baby Cape Fur Seals still suckling from their mothers teats, get savagely beaten to death. Their pelts are sold for a mere $7. A further 6 000 bulls get shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make an ineffective aphrodisiac. For more info, click HERE
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Boycott Namibia – Namibia Seal Cull

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Seal, skinned & left to rot on the ice floes
With all the hype surrounding the Canadian seal cull, regular readers of this blog will know I decided to focus my attentions on the lesser known, but far more violent and cruel, Namibian seal slaughter. I began an intensive campaign called “The Seals of Nam” to spread the word and hopefully draw more attention to this heinous annual onslaught on the Cape Fur seals. Each year, 85 000 baby seals, still nursing from their mothers teats, are savagely beaten to death on the beaches of Namibia. Their pelts are sold for a paltry US$7. A further 6 000 bull seals are shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make an ineffective aphrodisiac. Read further and join me in fighting this madness. 

When I first began, I approached Francois Hugo, a man many believe to be the worlds leading expert on these animals. I informed Hugo of my intentions, not only with regards to an awareness campaign, but also to set up international protests and to even go so far as to institute an economic boycott of Namibia. Initially, it appeared as though Hugo was in favour of my plan. He willingly provided me with information and encouraged and supported my efforts. I used some of the info he provided me with on social media sites and credited him accordingly. However, for reasons still unclear to me, Hugo abruptly changed his tune. He accused me of stealing his info and labelled me with all manner of things. In his eyes, I was relegated to persona non grata, and (quoting) “a stupid prick behind a keyboard.” He publicly let it be known that he thought protests and a boycott were a complete waste of time. HIS plan was the only solution to ending the cull. Basically it entailed giving him vast quantities on money. Some US$16 million if I am not mistaken. Personally, I find this amount rather distasteful and amounts to nothing more than emotional extortion. 

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Never one to be shy of controversy, I did not allow his personal attack to dampen my enthusiasm for the project I had come to embrace. On the contrary, it strengthened my resolve to find an alternative solution and I began to achieve a certain measure of success. Protests sprang up all over the world, and top notch organizations such as Sea Shepherd, Fur Free SA, Beauty Without Cruelty, Bite Back, Seal Pup Defenders and the International Anti Fur Coalition sprang to my aid. Within a matter of weeks, we had celebrities endorsing our campaign and media were (and still are) reporting on our plans to BOYCOTT NAMIBIA . I am forever indebted to these organizations and cannot begin to thank them enough for their massive contributions.

But how can YOU, the reader of this humble blog, predominantly from countries FAR removed from Namibia, possibly get involved? Well, we have put together a list of simple actions that would undoubtedly help the cause. 

To find out which companies are the major contributors to the Namibian GDP, who you can write to and how you can support the boycott, CLICK HERE

To sign petitions, CLICK HERE

To find a list of things you can do to support us further, CLICK HERE

to go for their coffers