Seal is knocked unconscious by tourists in Kazakhstan, so ‘children could take pictures’ days after another cub pelted rocks on a beach
- The incident was filmed in the village of Kuryk on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea
- A group of men launched their attack and smashed the seal with sticks and boulders
- A crowd of people gathered to watch, but did nothing to stop the violence
A seal was knocked unconscious by tourists in Kazakhstan so that “children could take pictures with it” just days after another cub was pelted with rocks on a beach.
The shocking incident was filmed in the village of Kuryk, located on the east bank of the Caspian Sea, and shared online yesterday.
The clip shows a group of men attacking the defenseless animal with sticks and boulders after getting close to the shore.
A crowd of people gather to watch the brutal attack and seem to do nothing to stop the violence.
A group of men lift stones and sticks over their heads as they prepare to attack the seal
The defenseless animal can spin while the men continue to rain a series of strokes
A group of people gathered around the site of the attack and seemed to do nothing to help the animal
The brutal attack lasted until the seal lost consciousness, according to news reports.
An unnamed witness said to local media, “They beat up the seal until it passed out.
Then they pulled it out of the water so that kids could take pictures and have fun.
Then they threw the motionless body back into the sea. I don’t know if he survived. ‘
A similar incident was also captured on camera this week in the city of Aktau, about 70 kilometers from Kuryk.
The video shows a group of tourists pelting stones and rocks at a baby seal after the animal approached them.
Kazakh model Yevgeniya Mukasheva shared the clip with her followers and caption, “If an animal gets close to you, it means it trusts you.
“How can you throw stones at the defenseless puppy and laugh? Are you crazy ?! “
The video shows a playful gray seal pup swimming near one of the city beaches, getting close to the coast before being showered with boulders and rocks
A man is seen holding a rock before throwing it at the little seal boy, who has approached the coast curiously
In response to the incident, the Kazakh authorities expressed disapproval.
Saken Dildakhmet, a spokesman for the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, said: “The way people acted in the video is outrageous and wild.
“Such an attitude can wreak havoc on the fauna of the Caspian Sea and adversely affect the behavior of these animals, which can become aggressive and attack humans.
“We ask you to show respect for nature.”
Caspian seals are at serious risk of extinction, local TV media reported. The attackers knocked the seal unconscious so that ‘children could take pictures with it’ before throwing its lifeless body back into the sea
Seals are curious animals that often approach humans, environmental authorities said.
Dildakhmet added, “The seal in the clip is young and playful. The seals are usually very friendly and curious sea mammals. We have to admire them. ‘
The police are now hunting the perpetrators involved in both cases, who could face up to two years in prison.
Kazakh media say some swimmers were bitten by seals in June and needed a hospital to get rabies in the same region in Mangistau.
That incident may have caused the most recent violent attack from the one in the videos, NURKZ reports.