Tag Archive: conservation

Mar 09

The difference between the commercial & traditional seal hunt

Traditional seal hunt versus the commercial Canadian seal hunt Government propaganda and industry lies obfusticate the fundamental differences between the traditional Inuit seal hunt and the commercial Canadian seal hunt. The reason for this is that the government wishes to hide their disgraceful and cruel slaughter under the banner of the Inuit, who rely on …

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Dec 13

Nail in the Coffin for Norwegian Seal Hunt

Norway’s much-criticised commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament’s decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice. A majority of lawmakers voted late Thursday to cull a 12 million kroner ($A2,439,031) subsidy for the seal hunt from the 2015 budget. Governmental support represents up to 80 percent of seal hunters’ …

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Dec 02

Peru sea lions – death of 500 investigated

Peru 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, …

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Nov 26

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

Windhoek – Namibia’s annual seal harvest 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 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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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 13

Namibia seal hunt draws to close as pups evade clubs

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 20

Mossel Bay Beach Clean

On Saturday 18th October we joined forces with the good people from Oceans Campus in a beach clean up of Mossel Bay. The usual litter was collected and included plastic bottles, rope, fishing gut and styrofoam packaging. It became a race against time as teams of two competed to see who could collect the most …

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Aug 06

Ghost Fishing Challenge

Marine debris is a universal problem that doesn’t only affect seals. Each year, millions of animals including dolphins, sharks, sea lions, whales, turtles, manatees, dugongs etc will be affected. The debris not only causes painful wounds that can become infected, but also impedes the animals ability to hunt. They will then either starve to death …

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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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