via tvnz.co.nzThe Department of Conservation is condemning the brutal killing of 23 seals, including eight newborn pups, on the Kaikoura coast.
The Department is calling for public help to identify those responsible for the violent attack. New Zealand fur seals are protected by law and it is an offence to kill or harm them.
The bashed seals were found at the Ohau Point seal colony, about 22 km north of Kaikoura township. Some of the pups killed were just a few days old. The dead seals also included 13 females and two bulls. Other live seals have injuries that suggest they were also struck.
I hope that spreading the word will help identify the cowards that see this as sport. So sad.