"The Department of Conservation is condemning the brutal killing of 23 seals, including eight newborn pups, on the Kaikoura coast."
This has been in the news the past couple of days here. It is disgusting that people can do such a thing. Last year there were three people arrested for throwing rocks at a leopard seal, and a rugby star with two of his friends were arrested and finned for shooting a fur seal when they were fishing.
The seals on the Kaikoura coast are still acting very alert, as this event really caused panic within the seal colony. I hope that the people who did this are at least jailed.