Tag Archive: Seal Cull

Apr 09

Seal hunt subsidy adds insult to injury

Seal hunt subsidy – superfluous and unfair Canada’s beleaguered seal hunt is finding itself under ever increasing pressure as the culture of cruelty gasps its dying breaths. Yet another seal hunt subsidy is required. The vast majority of international nations are slowly but surely progressing towards a more enlightened and humane way of living. Worldwide, …

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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 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 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 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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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 30

Is it ok to eat seal meat? Includes opinion poll.

Those in favour of seal hunting will tell you that there is nothing wrong with seal meat and that it is as healthy and nutritious as beef, poultry, mutton or pork. They will tell you that the seal hunt is no less cruel than the meat industry and the only reason why activists get excited …

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