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Article compiled and posted by: White Nation correspondent Johannesburg   July 21    2019




THE blood bath has started in Namibia Like every year, from July 1st in November, tens of thousands of fur lions are massacred on the beaches Cape Cross and atlas bayde in Namibia. The quota for this annual hunt is 80 000 babies and 6 000 males.

The Massacre of the Cape fur lions is brutal for several reasons, In particular by the method of death used, a particularly cruel death. Men gather young sea lions and males, preventing them, in a first time, to join the sea. The babies, who are separated from their mothers, and the males are then surrounded. Once men have a group of seals under their control, they let the sea lions try to escape to the sea, these men aim for the heads of the seals and try to knock them out. Panic is total in these animals, babies pushing tears of terror, while trying to run away.
Hunters often lack the head of the little ones or hit the head with an insufficient strength to knock out the baby. After having stunned them, they stab babies in the heart in front of the other sea lions. Sometimes, babies are not completely stunned or regain consciousness after being stabbed

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The hunting season lasts 139 days, from July to November, which leaves little respite to animals. Seal Hunters target the biggest babies and allow the smaller and thinner – those who are less likely to survive – to escape. Namibia justifies this massacre by claiming that the too large number of sea lions “threatens the local fishing industry. ” Hunting permits are issued by the ministry of Fisheries and marine resources. Babies are killed mainly for their fur, but also for their fat, which, like the fat of the Greenland Seal, is sold as “Healthy Food Supplement”. The bones will be used for jewelry and skins to make boots and Other luxury items. The genitals of adult males are cut to be resold on the Asian market in alleged aphrodisiac products.

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Hatem Yavuz, a Turkish-Australian fur merchant, enjoys an exclusive purchase on the skin of every sea lion killed. The company  is known as the “Butcher of Namibia, “– and is responsible for the death of these hundreds of thousands of sea lions. Yavuz resides in Australia and its fur treatment plant is located in Turkey. He controls 60 % of the fur market in the world. Turkey is not part of the European Union (where it is forbidden for members to import and export products derived from the seal), the skins are shipped from Namibia to turkey where they are transformed and sold to countries such as the China and Russia.

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HATEM YAVUZ– merciless butcher that has no respect for the animals he destroy for personal gain

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 a luxury vehicle, as well as offices which are paid for by the Namibian tax payer.  Honorary or not, as the consul of Namibia, he is a government official; yet he benefits directly from the sale of the country’s assets.  Yavuz pays roughly US$7 per pelt.  It takes between 6-8 pelts (dead seals) to make one fur coat.  Yavuz will sell that coat for Aus$30,000.  If you convert that to Namibian currency, you are looking at around NAM$253,000 – enough money to buy an upmarket town house in Swakopmund.  This money, however, does not remain in Namibia to benefit the economically disadvantaged.  It goes to Yavuz who cavorts between Sidney and Istanbul living the life of a multi-millionaire and, according to media reports, ingratiates himself with whores and prositutes. Not only does Yavuz put pressure on the Namibian tax payer; he disgraces his position as consul and insults the entire country by committing adultery with Ivana Sert, the wife of Turkish billionaire Yurdal Sert.  He retains his position as Namibia’s diplomat and no disciplinary measures have been taken.

So Namibia may prostitute itself to greedy businessmen like Yavuz and his ilk, but as the world increasingly distances itself from an undeniably corrupt and unethical industry, the markets will continue to shut down one by one.  The question then remains, how will an impoverished third world country recover from a tarnished reputation and the onslaught of a globally supported consumer boycott of sport, travel and produce? The hunting for sea lions in Namibia is little known in the world because the government does everything to avoid that these practices are done in the public and media. Observers are not allowed to do so. While South Africa put an end to these barbaric practices in 1990, Namibia refuses to follow the example. Despite the fact that the Cape Lions are listed on the cites annex 2, these animals continue to be exported around the world. The Government of Namibia encourages the massacre of sea lions every year on its beaches. The fur industry is a sick, bloody industry that should disappear forever. It does not belong in a modern, civilized society. The butchering of defenseless Cape fur seals, including tens of thousands of nursing pups, is a heinous atrocity. The act of beating an animal to death is horrific to most people.   Not only the method of slaughter, but also that it is not done out of necessity.  Only after the last tree has been cut down. Only after the last river has been poisoned. Only after the last fish has been caught. Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.



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