The news that a healthy NZ Fur Seal was shot dead on a beach near Foxton should be making many teachers, bureaucrats and politicians very nervous.
DOC (Department of Conservation) said:
It was skinny and had flies around it, but that was not unusual. It responded to prompts and was observed for a while, then left alone.
On Saturday afternoon, DOC was told the seal had been shot, apparently by a member of the public."
There are many people who may fit the description of this poor mammal and who are not terrified that a simple member of the public may "put them out of their misery" with a .233" or a 5.56mm or even a 7.62mm
Be aware of your surroundings.
|Sashimi =BAD.. Deep fried Fish & Chips = Good.|
And on no account eat any raw fish or clap your hand (or flippers in the case of the civil servants)
Stay away from beaches.