An unofficial cull in Kerry?
According to the Irish Independent, the Irish Seal Sanctuary (ISS) says it has received reports of seal killings in Co Kerry during the last few days.
The killings seem to be random in nature, and the ISS reckon that they are being carried out by agitators who want
Five dead seals were found in the Banna Strand and Ballyheigue areas during the last fortnight.
There was a cull in Kerry during the early 90s, so seal numbers are already quite low there.
Back in August, the ISS reported that seals were being shot off the coast of Kerry.
Irish Seal Sanctuary »
Irish Whale and Dolphin Group »
Michael Viney discussed seals in Another Life in the Irish Times in October 2000 »
Seals and Dolphins Wash Up on Mexican Beach »
Greenpeace Dolphin ‘bycatch’ death evidence »
Esperanza: investigating bycatch »