Tag Archive: fur seal

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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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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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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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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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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Apr 08

Drone Project

We are currently building a conservation drone to help us monitor the wild Cape fur seal populations in Southern Africa. Cape fur seals are a threatened species.  They are listed on Appendix II of CITES and have lost more than 95% of their preferred habitat.  Global warming has resulted in seven major mass die offs …

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Oct 22

Seals at Robberg

Check out some of the footage of Cape fur Seals (Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus) taken from our initial observations of the seal colony at Robberg Peninsula off Plettenberg  Bay (South Africa). Robberg translates from Dutch as “Seal Mountain.” We intend to monitor all the seal colonies along the South African coastline as part of a study.  The …

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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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