TO THE WORLD – THIS IS ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT (ANC) – HOW CAN PEOPLE LIKE MERIAM PHALISO AND THE REST OF THE ANC MEMBERS RUN A COUNTRY – REMEMBER THE COUNTRY IS A DEMOCRATIC RULED COUNTRY – THEY ARE ALL A BUNCH OF UNEDUCATED PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY CAN DO AS THEY PLEASE – I CANNOT UNDERSTAND HOW SOUTH AFRICAN’S CAN ALLOW PEOPLE LIKE THIS TO LEAD AND RUN A COUNTRY – THEY ARE PLAYING WITH THE FUTURE OF ALL SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS.
ANC MP Miss Meriam Phaliso has called for the restart of the South African fur seal hunt as a way of boosting jobs now that a number of fisheries around the coast has been fished out. Phaliso who is a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the only thing that needs to be considered is a way to kill the seals and the pups humanely.
South Africa ended its annual seal hunt in 1990 after international campaigning. The ban came just before a new 5 year concession was about to come into force which would have allowed an annual hunt of 100,000 pups and some adult bulls.
A factory to process the meat and skins of the pups had already been built in Port Nolloth. Parts of the pups would have made into pet food, leather and traditional medicines such as aphrodisiacs. The 5 year concession had been awarded to a Taiwanese Businessman.
THE FACE OF A HEARTLESS KILLER
SOUTH AFRICANS ALLOW HER TO MAKE DECISIONS…..
The number of jobs associated with the hunt is relatively small and mainly temporary. 81 people are employed directly on the hunt for 6 months each year and about 100 people are involved in the processing of the seals.
It is unlikely that the proposal by Phaliso would lead to any long-term or stable jobs and those that are created will be probably number no more than 200 temporary direct and indirect jobs each year.