Seals' heads nailed to Irish Seal Sanctuary door07/06/2012 14:28:28 The wrong way to highlight a problem
June 2012. Last week a fishing boat in Dingle (Ireland) arrived home with roughly 20 boxes of monkfish, the majority of which had been damaged by seals. This incident is one of many which fishermen claim proves that seals need to be culled.
Dingle is internationally famous as the home of Fungie the friendly bottlenose Dolphin, and the town has benefited hugely from his presence.
Wildlife Extra is speechless about this incident. We can think of no justification that merits this kind of barbarism. This could well set the fishermens cause back years.
Whoever perpetrated this needs to be aware just how counter productive this kind of action could be - With the potential to spark a boycott of Irish fish.
The DWSS is a major tourist attraction in the Southwest region and hosts school tours. The DWSS are generous sponsors of the Irish Seal sanctuary in their work to rehabilitate seals and raise awareness of marine issues.
While still seeking a reduction in seal numbers the Irish Fish Producers Organisation have condemned this illegal action as totally irresponsible as it only brings the fishing industry into disrepute.
The gruesome sight that faced the staff of the sanctuary when they arrived for work