Tag Archive: Hatem Yavuz

Feb 22

Hitlers reaction to Namibia seal hunt!

Hitlers reaction to the Namibia seal hunt ! Although this post on Hitlers reaction to the seal hunt is meant to be humorous, it does draw attention to the fact that Namibia, a former German colony, is responsible for the largest slaughter of wildlife in Africa, Much truth spoken in jest! For more information on …

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Feb 10

International Seal Hunt Protests 2015

It is that time of year once more when we are calling on individuals, celebrities and organizations to put aside any differences and unite with one common purpose – to protest the remaining commercial seal hunts and to give an unethical industry the middle finger. Protests are set to take place around the 20th of …

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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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Nov 25

Erdoğan rants over seal hunt activists

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once again criticized international responses to crises in Gaza and Syria on Monday, saying those who protest “the slightest of human rights violations” in certain countries or turn seal hunting into a “global issue” are silent in the face of tragedies in Gaza and Syria. “You see that those seal hunt …

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Nov 24

Fok You Too! Turkish media turns on seal killer.

FIRST ON 7: A Sydney tycoon has defended killing thousands of seals to make his millions from his fur coat fashion range. For the fashion-forward, this is one of the latest looks from this week’s Istanbul trade show. Jackets for those with big budgets and a desire to stand out in a crowd. To global …

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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 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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May 07

Press release – Namibia tourism comes under fire from seal hunt activists

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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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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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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