Tag Archive: animal rights

Oct 05

EU court rejects Inuit appeal against seal fur ban

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 14

Tweet Storm to Save Namibia’s Seals

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 slaughter …

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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 05

Opinion Poll. Should Sweden authorize a licensed seal hunt?

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has asked the government to authorize a seal hunt to limit a growing seal population along the Swedish coasts that they claim is damaging the fishing industry. But Mikael Karlsson, from the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, is against the proposal.  “We’ve waited until the population is big and strong …

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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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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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Feb 11

International Protest Against Seal Clubbing

Each year THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of innocent seals are violently and savagely beaten to death for their fur, oil and genitals. Thousands of animals, particularly the agile Cape fur seals in Namibia, receive multiple beatings before they are rendered dead or unconscious.  As if this was not bad enough, both video evidence as well as …

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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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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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