Tag Archive: animal protection act

Nov 20

Hatem Yavuz fok You Too! – Our retort to seal killer

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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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

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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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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Jun 09

Open Letter to SA MP RE her Calls to Reintroduce Seal Slaughter

By the early 1900’s, Cape fur seals in Southern Africa had been hunted to the brink of extinction and government was forced to intervene.  The slaughter continued in South Africa under regulations of the government until 1990.  Millions of seals were brutally slaughtered for their fur, oils and genitals.  Namibia is now the only country …

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Sep 16

NZ Seal Killer

In December of 2010, Jemaal Peter Roy Large of Wairu Valley, is alleged to have beaten 23 seals to death with a galvanised steel pipe. The dead include 2 bulls, 13 females and 8 pups; some of which were only a few days old.  According to the Department of Conservation, other live seals also had …

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