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

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

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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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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Apr 21

EU Trade Ban on Seal Products – Namibia defiant

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EU Trade Ban on Seal Products – Namibia remains defiant The Namibian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhard Esau has reiterated the country’s stance to the European Union’s (EU) ban on its seal products. In his annual fishing industry address at Walvis Bay on the Namibian coast on Friday, Esau said Namibia will not …

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Apr 21

Sea lion abduction – reward offered!

A group of 4 young individuals abducted a sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach.

Sea lion abduction – reward offered! The Seals of Nam is offering a US$1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people allegedly involved in a sea lion abduction. The incident took place at around 3:20 am on Sunday, April 19th at Dockweiler State Beach, Los Angeles . A witness says 2 …

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Apr 20

Seal hunt! – Contact the Canadian Government!

Fact – nearly half a million baby seals are set to be slaughtered in this years cruel Canadian seal hunt. Can you spare them just ONE EMAIL? See the bubbles in the blood? This seal was not thoroughly checked to see if it had been killed outright.  Do images like these make you really angry? …

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Apr 15

Carino out! Major buyer bails on crippled seal hunt.

Carino Processing bails on already crippled seal hunt CLICK HERE TO TWEET IT Carino Processing, a major buyer, has rejected a $1 million dollar loan from the government to buy seal skins. In his announcement, CEO Dion Dakins confirmed the company will be focusing on selling old stock. This is the first time since 2002 …

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Apr 09

Sunday Bloody Sunday – Canadian Cruelty and Carnage Begins

Sunday Bloody Sunday Sunday, April 12th will see the start of the 2015 Canadian seal hunt season; the largest slaughter of marine mammals on earth. We will call a spade a bloody shovel. Canadian cruelty and carnage begins on Sunday, bloody Sunday. (Tweet it NOW) The Canadian DFO (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) has released …

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Apr 09

Seal hunt subsidy adds insult to injury

Seal hunt subsidy – superfluous and unfair Canada’s beleaguered seal hunt is finding itself under ever increasing pressure as the culture of cruelty gasps its dying breaths. Yet another seal hunt subsidy is required. The vast majority of international nations are slowly but surely progressing towards a more enlightened and humane way of living. Worldwide, …

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Apr 06

Sick sea lions swamp rescue center

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Influx of sick sea lions swamps Morro Bay rescue center Tweet to help! Marine Mammal Center facility is facing an unprecedented number of starving sick sea lions and pups because of disruptions in the ocean food chain One of many lethargic sick sea lions rests in a cage at the Marine Mammal Center rescue facility …

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Apr 01

Nova Scotia seal hunt a non-event due to lack of pelt demand

Nova Scotia seal hunt falls as demand for pelts plummets to zero. The Nova Scotia seal hunt isn’t dead yet, but local fishermen have admitted it has become a non-event. Robert Courtney, a Dingwall fisherman and spokesman for the North of Smokey-Inverness South Fishermen’s Association, said even though heavy ice conditions this winter would hamper …

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Mar 28

Seal eats sharks! Leaves marine scientists baffled!

Heroic seal eats sharks Seal eats sharks? It’s true! Video footage captured off South Africa by professional diver Chris Fallows has challenged conventional wisdom that seals eat mostly only fish under a foot in length. The latest revelations has scientists scratching their heads and shows the hunting habits of a lone Cape fur seal as …

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Mar 19

Seal Hunt Tweet Sheet

The following seal hunt tweet sheet contains suggested Tweets that can be used for any occasion to help fight the cruel commercial seal hunts of Namibia and Canada. It is divided into subsections allowing for Tweets to be mixed around and edited thus creating an infinite number possibilities. Replace #Tags with @(twitterhandles) add images from …

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