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Aug28

Namibia: Activists to expose brutal seal culling

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 Hits 4814 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Seals

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has targeted Namibia's annual seal culling operation with a covert operation aimed at recording and exposing the brutality of the cull.

Jul15

Annual Namibia seal cull set to begin

Sunday, 15 July 2012 Hits 2806 Categories In Focus | Seals

NAMIBIA'S annual seal hunt, which will see some 86,000 Cape fur seals slaughtered by end November, starts on Sunday amid outcry from conservation groups that brand it a massacre for trade purposes.

This year targets are to club 80,000 pups and shoot 6000 bulls to death.

Namibian authorities maintain that what they call seal harvesting is meant to control the burgeoning population which threatens the fishing industry.

But activists slam these reasons as hypocritical, saying the hunts are carried out for commercial gain.

Jul11

Namibia: Lawyers Request Moratorium On World’s Largest Seal Slaughter Following Ombudsman’s Findings

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Hits 3456 Categories In Focus | Seals

On the 15th July 2012, 20 Namibian men are preparing themselves to go into protected baby seal nurseries and attempt to find, and then separate 85 000 baby seals from their mothers and beat them to death for their soft pelts over the next 4,5 months. Later, a further 6 000 bull seals will be shot for their genitals.

Jun28

Nambian Seal Cull: Outrage at Ombudsman findings

Thursday, 28 June 2012 Hits 3434 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Seals

"From the facts placed before me I do not have adequate and sufficient grounds in law and fact to recommend to the Namibian government to stop the annual seal harvest. I trust my Report with its findings and recommendations will ensure better compliance with domestic legislation, international agreements to which Namibia is a party and ensure a seal harvest more humane than that of slaughtering of cattle in abattoirs."

Jun26

Namibia: Ombudsman OKs seal culling

Tuesday, 26 June 2012 Hits 3125 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Seals

AMIBIA'S Ombudsman, John Walters has proposed a host of changes to the regulations governing culling in Namibia, although he endorses the practice.

After a lot of complaints from seal rights activists, particularly Seal-Alert SA, Walters called a stakeholders meeting in Namibia last year, to which the South African based Seal-Alert was also invited, as well as the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, where divergent views about seal culling in Namibia was exchanged.

Jun23

US, Namibia: Seal slaughter demonstrations at White House

Saturday, 23 June 2012 Hits 4631 Categories In Focus | Seals

On July 1, 2012 The Republic of Namibia will begin 139 days of barbaric wildlife carnage ~ the largest slaughter of marine wildlife in the world ~ separating over 90,000 baby Cape Fur Seals from their mothers ~ brutally stabbing & clubbing them to death ~ $7.00 a fur pelt. Over 6,000 Bull Seals will be shot in the head ~ for their penises ~ to be used as ineffective aphrodisiacs. Turkish citizen, Hatem Yavuz, "The Butcher of Namibia" has repeatedly encouraged specious and questionable government contracts to bloody the beaches of Namibia ~ year after year.

Jun13

Namibia: Ombudsman not living up to his mandate to protect seals

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 Hits 3137 Categories In Focus | Seals

The Namibian ombudsman, currently Adv. John Walters, is mandated by the constitution of Namibia under Articles 89-94. He has the power to take direct action in providing relief by bringing forth an interdict or other suitable remedy as a means to secure the termination of the offending action or the abandonment or the alteration of the offensive procedures as complained against.

May24

Namibia: Pressure mounts over seal massacre

Thursday, 24 May 2012 Hits 2653 Categories In Focus | Seals

With only 38 days remaining to the Namibian seal hunt, The Seals of Nam are pulling out all the stops and are urging the Namibian government to end the annual carnage of Cape Fur seals. The Ombudsman's report was initially due in March. It was then postponed to May, the reason given that Adv. Walters is awaiting the results of an aerial survey. With the government unable to produce a complete survey from 2007 onwards, we seriously question if the results from a survey undertaken in December of 2011 will be finalised before the start of the slaughter season. As such, we reiterate our stance that the Ombudsman's meeting held in September last year was a stall tactic employed by the government so as to proceed with this year's killing spree. We hope to be found wrong.

Feb16

Namibia: Seal Protesters Plead for ITB Boycott

Thursday, 16 February 2012 Hits 3451 Categories Seals

Dec10

South Africa: 300 dead seals wash ashore in Cape Town

Saturday, 10 December 2011 Hits 12453 Categories Seals

Mar10

Namibia: Anti-Sealing Day Targets Local Tourism, Exports

Thursday, 10 March 2011 Hits 11607 Categories Seals

Jul08

Namibia: Animal Rights Groups Invited to Seal Culling

Thursday, 08 July 2010 Hits 2753 Categories Seals

Jun10

Namibia: Seal Activists Ready to Prevent 2010 Culling

Thursday, 10 June 2010 Hits 3786 Categories Seals

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