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

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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.

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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

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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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Dec 02

Peru investigates death of 500 sea lions

Peru is investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a beach on its northern coastline. The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food. But Peruvian environmental police are looking into other possible causes for the deaths, including disease and the …

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Nov 26

25 854 seal pups brutally massacred in Namibia’s lowest “harvest” to date

Windhoek – Namibia’s annual seal cull will drastically fall short of the set quota this year, “the lowest catch ever”, even as the nation says it is discovering new seal colonies extending into Angolan waters. The Seals Of Nam comments – “These are not new seals. They are the seals that have fled from Cape Cross …

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Nov 25

Erdoğan rants over seal hunt activists

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once again criticized international responses to crises in Gaza and Syria on Monday, saying those who protest “the slightest of human rights violations” in certain countries or turn seal hunting into a “global issue” are silent in the face of tragedies in Gaza and Syria. “You see that those who make …

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Nov 24

Fok You Too! Turkish media turns on seal killer.

FIRST ON 7: A Sydney tycoon has defended killing thousands of seals to make his millions from his fur coat fashion range. For the fashion-forward, this is one of the latest looks from this week’s Istanbul trade show. Jackets for those with big budgets and a desire to stand out in a crowd. To global …

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Nov 20

Corrupt Namibian firm adds to seal hunt industry woes

A CONTROVERSIAL company – Bridgehead Group Holdings – owned by the National Youth Council, allegedly paid N$300 000 to the council in three years although it made more than N$3 million. Bridgehead is involved in several businesses including fishing where it has rights for seal, horse mackerel and pelagic fish. It also has an interest …

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Nov 20

Seal killer Hatem Yavuz says Fok You to Western critics

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A Turkish businessman has launched a new fur brand in reaction to criticisms over the killing of thousands of seals, calling it “Hatem Yavuz Fok You.” Hatem Yavuz, who controls 82 percent of the world’s seal fur trade, has been harshly criticized by animal rights organizations and nongovernmental organizations from the West, as around 200,000 …

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Nov 19

Namibian Fisheries Minister Continues to act Illegally

ONE of the main players in Namibia’s horse mackerel fishing sector, Namsov Fishing Enterprises, on Monday waged a courtroom battle with the minister of fisheries and marine resources in an attempt get a bigger fishing quota awarded to it. After hearing oral arguments in an urgent application that Namsov and another horse mackerel fishing rights …

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Nov 18

Seals behaving badly

Seals are raping penguins and scientists don’t know why. This recent phenomenon has been observed among young Antarctic fur seals on Marion Island in the South Atlantic. They are targeting king penguins. In a newly published research paper, a South African research team – Ryan Reisinger, William Haddah, Tristan Scott, Marthán Bester and Nico de …

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Nov 13

Namibia seal hunt draws to close as pups evade clubs

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Namibia, the biggest hunter of seals after Canada, licenses right holders to kill the fish-eating mammals during a harvesting season that starts in July, seeking to profit from selling fur and adult male penises, an aphrodisiac in Asia. Namibia’s annual seal harvest is set to be the smallest on record after thousands of the animals …

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Oct 30

Namibia Seal Hunt Facts

While the world appears to have lost interest in the Namibian seal hunt and activists eyes have turned to Taiji, we remind our followers that the brutality of the worlds cruelest mass slaughter is not over yet. Indeed, there are still another two weeks of hell to go for the largest slaughter of wildlife in …

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