Tag Archive: Hatem Yavuz

Nov 24

Shutting down the seal hunt markets

The biggest blow to the sealing industry came in 2009 when the 27 nations of the EU joined the USA and Mexico in instituting a ban on the import of products derived from marine mammals. These products include skins, meat and oils from the commercial seal hunts In 2011, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan followed up …

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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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Jul 27

Corruption, Cahooting and Killing Baby Seals

As the annual blood bath begins in Namibia, the man who stands to benefit the most from the slaughtering of over 80,000 Cape fur seal pups, the “King of the Cull” himself (who also happens to be the Turkish Consul to Namibia), arrives with promises of rewards for doing his dirty work. However, if Turkey’s …

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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 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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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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