This is just appalling.
More than 20 seals, including eight newborn pups, have been clubbed to death in a "callous and cowardly" attack on the Kaikoura coast.
Twenty-three 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.
Department of Conservation South Marlborough area manager Dave Hayes said the condition of the dead seals suggested whoever was behind the attacks had carried it out over separate days.
The utter disregard for life in these horrendous attacks is appalling. Unfortunately this is not the first time someone has attacked seals in NZ in recent months.
The problem is that when these bastards are caught they won't get enough punishment that would put off other assholes from doing the same thing. Yhey should not only get a lengthly jail term but a massive fine and also they should be made to work with Animal Conservation groups.
I cried after reading this, now I am just furious. Animals are as defenseless as babies. They cannot yell out for help or mercy. But then thats why these cowards attack them. They only like to pick on the weak and defenseless.
How could anyone want to hurt this: