Fur Seals Shot in Kaikoura

The NZ Herald is reporting more seals have been slaughtered in Kaikoura, it follows the clubbing of 26 seals at the Ohau Point colony in December 2010.

According to the report

Two New Zealand fur seals have been shot dead on the South Island’s east coast, a “grotesque” act which has outraged the Department of Conservation.

DoC south Marlborough area manager David Hayes said an adult female and a young pup were found dead with large gunshot wounds to their heads at Ohau Point, north of Kaikoura, on Saturday.

The site is a mainlanland seal breeding colony which is visited by hundreds of people every day… more here

This is a deplorable act and we hope the culprits feel the full force of the law.