Category Archive: news

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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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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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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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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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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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 24

Shutting down the seal hunt markets

The biggest blow to the sealing industry came in 2009 when the 27 nations of the EU joined the USA and Mexico in instituting a ban on the import of products derived from marine mammals. These products include skins, meat and oils from the commercial seal hunts In 2011, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan followed up …

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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 25

Tweet Storm: Tell the tourism industry about Namibia’s brutal seal hunt.

Tweet Storm, Twitter, Black fish

80 000 baby seals are savagely beaten to death on the beaches of Namibia. Undercover footage of this barbarity reveals that these seals receive multiple beatings before they are rendered dead or unconscious. This senseless massacre, which is anything BUT humane, is undertaken to satisfy the whims of greed and profit. It is the largest …

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Aug 05

Reward offered for NZ seal killer

seal shot in the head

It is with shock and dismay that we learn of the latest seal killings at Kaikora, New Zealand.  This hot on the heels of the Godsiff case in which 23 seals were bludgeoned to death in the same area. Although our focus is mainly on ending the barbaric seal slaughter in Namibia, we do take …

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