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Media Invite - Seal Conference

posted Mar 27, 2012, 1:16 PM by Pat Dickens   [ updated Aug 13, 2012, 12:28 PM by Pat Dickens ]
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As you are aware, there is much controversy being debated with regards to the harvesting of seals in Namibia. We had hoped that the Ombudsman's meeting in September would have allowed for unbiased reporting on the situation, however Adv. Walters excluded the media from attending.

In the interest of clearing up any misinformation, and to allow the media a fair opportunity to see for themselves the reality of the situation, Francois Hugo of Seal Alert SA has kindly offered to host the media at a special conference to be held in Cape Town.

The importance of this meeting cannot be understated. We hereby extend an invite to the major media houses to send a senior reporter to join us at this conference. There will be no obligation on their part as to how they wish to report on the presentation.

As your host, Seal Alert SA will welcome you to its seal rescue facilities in Hout Bay where you can interact with seals of all ages and get a true understanding as to the nature and behaviour of these animals. This will be followed by a media presentation and a Q&A session. 

We are also inviting all stakeholders who attended the ombudsman's meeting in September of 2011 to join us. This will give them an opportunity to submit their written presentations to the media who may also wish to direct further questions during the Q&A session.

The provisional date for this conference has been set for Monday 16 April 2012. However, if this notice period is too short; and in order to accommodate the majority, an alternate date 30 April 2012 has been proposed.

Any interested reporters are asked to respond as a matter of urgency so that we may begin with the necessary arrangements. Please include the name and contact details of your designated senior reporter who will be attending, which date would be the more convenient as well as particulars regarding dietary requirements. (Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian etc.)

All queries can be directed to Pat Dickens. Email address

On behalf of "The Seals Of Nam" and "Seal Alert SA" we look forward to hearing from you. 

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