Jun 02

Namibia – Lies, Ecocide, Sex Tonics and Fraud

Namibia, with its population of roughly 2 million, is a country in Africa that prides itself as having an impressive track record when it comes to conservation. A vast portion of her income is derived from tourism while accolades and awards are touted in order to lure foreigners to holiday there. Glossy magazines promote the …

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May 07

Press release – Namibia tourism comes under fire from seal hunt activists

Namibia seal hunt

Date 7 May 2014 To: All media contacts Subject: Namibia Tourism comes under fire from seal hunt activists In an ongoing campaign against what they call a “barbaric and unnecessary slaughter” the activist organization ‘The Seals of Nam’ took to Twitter on Wednesday evening and reiterated their calls for a boycott against Namibia’s tourism until …

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Dec 30

Mass die off of Cape Fur seals

The Cape Fur seal, Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus, endemic to the waters of South Africa and Namibia is currently undergoing a mass die off. This has been confirmed by independent eye witnesses from both countries. In 2006, an estimated 300 thousand seals died of starvation in Namibia. This is the largest recorded mass die off of any …

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Dec 20

Numerous seal mortalities reported along Namibia’s coast

Predators attack Cape Fur Seals

On 18 December 2013, Namibia’s Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources sent out a press release regarding “Observed Cape Fur Seal Mortalities along the Namibian Coast.” Apparently the Ministry has received numerous reports from concerned members of the public regarding dead Cape seals washed ashore as well as living seals that appear to be lost and …

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Dec 03

Press Release – SCIENTISTS AND CONSERVATIONISTS UNITE TO ASK SOUTH AFRICA TO BE FIRST AFRICAN NATION TO BAN SEAL PRODUCT TRADE

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SCIENTISTS AND CONSERVATIONISTS UNITE TO ASK SOUTH AFRICA TO BE FIRST AFRICAN NATION TO BAN SEAL PRODUCT TRADE For immediate release: Long Beach, CA December 2, 2013 – A powerful group of 24 scientists, seal experts and conservationists from all over the world has written to leaders of the South African government asking it to …

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Nov 30

Is it ok to eat seal meat? Includes opinion poll.

Those in favour of seal hunting will tell you that there is nothing wrong with seal meat and that it is as healthy and nutritious as beef, poultry, mutton or pork. They will tell you that the seal hunt is no less cruel than the meat industry and the only reason why activists get excited …

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Nov 25

WTO upholds EU trade ban!

Geneva- Switzerland The World Trade Organization has released it’s findings regarding the 2009 EU ban which forbids the  trade in marine mammal products such as skins, meat and oils from the commercial seal hunts. The ban, which has seen legal challenges from Norway, Canada and Namibia has been upheld. The WTO concluded that although the …

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Nov 09

Puppets, Politics and Propaganda. Harper and the Hunt.

seal hunt, seal cull

South Dildo, Canada Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture has announced that the provincial government will splurge another $38 700.00 of the tax payers money on a propaganda campaign to help Carino Processing LTD with a branding and marketing strategy for its seal products. This amount is over and beyond the $3.6 million the …

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Oct 21

Seal Burger with Foie Gras Topping.

It has come to our attention that Côté-Est, a restaurant based in Quebec, has had the ultimate troll-burger on its menu since 2012. Seal meat patty topped with foie gras. To add insult to injury, this revolting concoction, surely the brainchild of a warped and sick individual desperate for attention, has been named “Phoque Bardot” …

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Oct 05

EU court rejects Inuit appeal against seal fur ban

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Luxembourg — Europe’s top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by Inuit seal hunters and fur traders against an EU ban on products derived from the Arctic animals. “The court dismisses the appeal in its entirety,” the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said in a final ruling issued after an appeal against a September 2011 …

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Aug 08

Habitat Loss and Proof That Culling Does Not Work

This post will explain why we are so concerned for the Cape fur seal.  It is a synopsis of a media presentation that was delivered by ourselves, on behalf of Seal Alert SA. Each year, Namibia “culls” up to 86,000 Cape fur seals.  What is the government hoping to achieve by slaughtering these animals?  Are …

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Jul 05

Namibian Meat Scandal

Is seal meat being mislabeled in Namibia?  After receiving a tip off, we believe this may be so.  We have been told everything from the seal hunt is utilised.  We know the genitals are exported.  We know the oil and skins are exported.  We know very little revenue is generated from these, yet the government …

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Jul 04

Shocking new footage of Namibia seal hunt

Thursday, 4 July, 2013 Earthrace Conservation today released graphic footage captured by covert filming of the annual seal massacre on one of Namibia’s highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area. The footage shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding pick …

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Apr 08

The Cry of the Innocent ~ A Public Service Announcement

The Cry of the Innocent, public service announcement

From award winning performance artist Louise du Toit, in conjunction with The Seals Of Nam, comes a spine chilling public service announcement regarding the cruel and brutal seal slaughter that takes place each year in Namibia. We are extremely grateful to Louise who has put a lot of effort and time into the production of …

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Aug 20

Hatem Yavuz – The Butcher of Namibia

Hatem Yavuz, aka The Butcher of Namibia, is the man responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of seals – both in Canada, as well as in Namibia. Yavuz is an Australian national who holds dual citizenship with Turkey.  He is the honorary consulate of Namibia to Turkey and, as their diplomat, has both …

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Aug 08

Scooting for Conservation & Tourism

Breaking news! As part of a massive awareness campaign to protect Cape fur seals, we are planning to HIT THE ROAD! As a FIRST for South Africa, our plan is to travel the length and breadth of the country… on a SCOOTER! We will be stopping off in all the little villages, towns and cities …

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Jul 20

Paranoid Government Pounces on Seal Decoy

As many of you may know, we have been deploying incognito volunteer teams to Namibia to document the collapse of the seal colony at Cape Cross. Our intention is to show the world that the barbaric massacre of Cape fur seals by the Namibian government is unsustainable and violates not only the country’s constitution, but …

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Jul 01

Our new colony

The Seals of Nam has moved to a new home! We are in the process of integrating the information from our old site, however, the old site will remain active, so please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/thesealsofnam/ to add your voice to the outcry.

Jun 08

Ombudsman’s meeting. Nothing but a farce?

  Press Release – 07/06/2012 In September of 2011, we attended an international stakeholders meeting in Windhoek which was convened by the country’s ombudsman, Advocate John Walters.  The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the legalities and the methods of slaughter employed in the annual massacre of 86,000 Cape fur seals in that country.  …

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Jul 28

Antarctic Fur Seal Threatened With Extinction

Scientists have found Antarctic fur seals, ruthlessly hunted to the brink of extinction more than a century ago, are now facing a new threat from food shortages caused by climate change. According to a 20 year study, the effects of climate change are so severe that even the genetic make-up of the population in the South …

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Jul 07

Protest, Tweet Storm and Email Campaign.

Namibia seal hunt

Media Release: 07/07/14 On Friday 4th of July, a small group of cold, yet determined and intrepid activists gathered at the lower end of Buitengracht Street in Cape Town to protest the contentious annual Namibia seal hunt. Although the actual protest was noticeably less supported than it has been in previous years, it was by …

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Jun 25

FIFA Stadium Puts Namibia Seal Hunt Into Perspective

The image above is of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is where the final for the FIFA World Cup 2014 will be held. It is the largest football stadium on earth. Seating capacity 78 838 seats. With Namibia’s seal hunt quota of 80 000,  you could put a dead seal, bludgeoned to …

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Jun 14

Navy Seals Deployed to Conflict Zones

For more than fifty years, the US Navy has enlisted sea lions, dolphins and other marine mammals as an elite corps of underwater sentries, searchers and mine-sweepers. They are considered to be one of the most accurate and reliable counter-terrorism detection systems in use today. The Marine Mammal Program started in the 1960′s when weapons …

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Jan 05

Join the global outcry! Help! #SaveKeith

Meet Keith. She is a young adult Grey seal in a dire situation. She needs your help! Background info Late in October of 2012 a canoeist discovered a young female Gray seal in the river Severn, 80 miles from the sea where she belongs. How she got there is open to speculation but it is …

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