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Stop the ‘world’s cruellest’ seal cull

Urge Hatem Yavuz: Spare Namibia’s seals!

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Every year in Namibia they are chased, beaten, skinned. The sheer terror of this slaughter can cause pups to vomit their mother's milk in fear.

Once hit several times with a wooden club, and assumed dead, they are cut with a knife to 'bleed out' before being skinned — sometimes while still conscious.

Please help encourage the Australian company — Hatem Yavuz — that has been financially supporting this annual slaughter to spare seals from cruelty.

The world's cruellest slaughter of seals takes place every year in Namibia, and an Australian-based fur and skins company, Hatem Yavuz, is directly implicated in this annual brutal killing. Hatem Yavuz is the last remaining buyer of these dead seal pup skins to make them into fur coats.

Most of the pups are so young that they are still being nursed by their mothers. The terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers and brutally clubbed to death — all for the sake of 'fashion'.

The market for Namibian Cape Fur Seal skins has collapsed over recent years due to lack of demand and import bans in the European Union, the United States, Mexico and South Africa because of the cruelty involved in the sealing methods. As of 2008, Australian-based Hatem Yavuz is the only one company left buying seal skins from Namibia.

There is international pressure on Hatem Yavuz — the "Butcher of Namibia" — to commit to never again buying Namibian Cape Fur Seal skins.

TAKE ACTION: Please tell Hatem Yavuz there's nothing 'fashionable' about animal cruelty, and urge him to spare seals and their pups from brutal slaughter.

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