Henties Bay Seal Skin Shoes.

After a difficult visit to the Cape Cross Seal Colony, I stopped in Henties Bay to seek out the shop that trades in seal-fur products. They seem to have little regard to the fact that the animals are brutally clubbed to death. Sadly, nor do their clients.

The irony is that the pelt of the Cape Fur Seal, unlike that of the Canadian seal, is not really suitable for fur coats. They are therefore often shaved and printed to make them more attractive. Does this mean that the animals die a painful death for nothing?

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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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