Jul 12

Buycott – The App That Hits Back!

Buycott – The App That Hits Back! Buycott is a mobile app which we have incorporated into our campaign. It gives consumers the ability to fight seal hunts and culls by targeting governments and businesses responsible. The Buycott App is available for both Apple and Android devices. The beauty of the Buycott App is that …

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Jul 02

Ricky Gervais condemns Namibia seal hunt

Press Release: Due immediate Date 02/07/2015 Subject: Ricky Gervais condemns Namibia Seal Hunt On Wednesday 1 July 2015, the activist organization The Seals Of Nam partnered with social media experts from The Seal Army in a global outcry against the Namibian seal hunt. The online protest set social media ablaze with hash tags #Namibia and …

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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

Namibia, seal penis

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



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.

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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

Sunday bloody sunday, seal hunt, Canada

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

Namibia seal cull

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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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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Jan 15

Roy Lee Miller Beat A Seal Pup to Death – JAILED!

Roy Lee Miller, from San Diego has been jailed for beating a seal pup to death with a rock. Roy Lee Miller, a homeless man convicted of killing an elephant seal pup by hitting it in the head with a rock, was sentenced Thursday to 16 months in county jail and 32 months on mandatory …

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Jan 11

International Day Of The Seal – How YOU can partake!

International Day Of The Seal – What’s it about? International Day Of The Seal was declared by congress in 1982. It is universally recognised as a day of action to draw attention to the obscene cruelty of seal hunting. It is celebrated on (or around) the 15th of March. Animal welfare groups opposed to cruelty …

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Nov 11

San Diego seal killer trial begins

SAN DIEGO SEAL KILLER TRIAL began on Tuesday for a homeless man accused of beating a seal pup to death. Roy Lee Miller says he killed the animal because it was making strange noises and seemed in distress. Miller, 44, was arrested on a warrant and arraigned in Superior Court on a charge of cruelty to …

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Nov 04

Reward Offered – Decapitated Seals

Reward offered – A decapitated seal pup found on Morriscastle Strand is a suspected victim of a human attack, making it the second such case in Wexford in recent weeks. We are offering $1 000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person/s responsible. The seal was discovered on the beach …

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Oct 23

Seal meat and seal oil banned from Namibian livestock feed

Seal meat  – Namibia pleads with farmers not to use seal meat in livestock feed The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry yesterday again urged stakeholders in the meat industry not to use seal oil and seal meat in livestock feed, as it is strictly prohibited. This is in accordance with the requirements of international …

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Sep 24

San Diego Seal Killer Ordered To Stand Trial

SAN DIEGO  SEAL KILLER ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL A homeless man (aka the San Diego Seal Killer) who claimed he bludgeoned an elephant seal pup to death because he thought the animal was in distress was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on a felony charge of cruelty to an endangered or protected animal. Roy Lee …

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Sep 08

EU parliament strengthens seal hunt trade ban

EU seal hunt trade ban strengthened Fewer seals could be hunted for their fur thanks to a stronger EU ban on the trade in seal product, approved in plenary on Tuesday (631 MEPs in favour, 31 against, 33 abstentions). The new rules will extend the ban to products resulting from hunts to protect fishing stocks, …

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Sep 04

EU Seal Hunt Ban Upheld

EU seal hunt ban uphelp in Brussels. A European Union ban on imports of seal products not derived from the traditional Inuit seal hunt is legal, the 28-nation bloc’s top court ruled on Thursday. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice rejected an appeal brought by an association representing the interests of Canadian Inuits – Inuit …

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Aug 17

Murderous Gulls Rip Out Baby Seals Eyes – Feast On Remains

Murderous Gulls Rip Out Baby Seals Eyes So They Can Feast On The Remains.  Murderous gulls have developed a hunting strategy never before seen in the animal world—eating the eyeballs of live seal pups, a new study says. During the past 15 years, scientists have logged around 500 instances of kelp gulls (Larus dominicanus) attacking …

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Aug 17

Aussie Seal Killer Vows To Continue

Ngarrindjeri elder Darrell Sumner faces two years’ jail for killing long-nosed fur seals in the Coorong to protect totems. Picture: Kelly Barnes Source: News Corp Australia Aussie seal killer vows to continue An Aboriginal elder culling fur seals amid govern­ment inaction over their invasion of the Coorong and Murray lakes faces fines of up to …

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