AUSTRALIA’S anti-whaling case against Japan could backfire spectacularly and actually bolster the legal basis for the annual Antarctic whaling hunt, according to Tokyo’s former chief whaling negotiator …
Australia accused Japan of carrying out commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research on the first day of court hearings between the two nations that campaigners say could lead to an end to whaling in the Antarctic …
By JULIA GALLUCCI — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Those concerned about the present and future conditions of chimpanzees – humankind’s closest genetic relative – have been given reason to feel optimistic: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed a rule that would, if adopted, finally close a loophole in the Endangered Species Act regulations that has allowed these intelligent and social primates to be bought, sold and traded, then harmed, harassed and wounded in captivity …
What had been brewing for weeks following various hints and tips was finally confirmed last week when Monsanto announced it would cease the marketing of new genetically engineered seeds (GE) in the European Union …
Greenpeace International (blog) – July 22, 2013 at 10:43
Sea Shepherd founder Watson still cannot land due to outstanding arrest warrants
by Ida Torres
It’s been a year since Sea Shepherd (japandailypress.com/tag/sea-sh…) founder Paul Watson has been able to step on land, but there seems to be no end in sight for him as he is still wanted by Costa Rica and Japan on outstanding warrants due to his anti-whaling activities. He has also been forced to distance himself from the organization’s activities so that they will not face the same legal action he is on the run from …
Japan facing widespread global whaling protests over Olympics bid
Sydney 21 July 2013. Japan is the subject of a worldwide grass roots campaign designed to stop the killing of dolphins and whales by the Japanese people.
Ecoterra is conducting a campaign to get citizens around the World to take their own action. Ecoterra believes that the voice of everyday people will be effective in blocking Japan’s bid to hold the 20120 Olympics.
A petition has been created and distributed …
The International News Magazine – Sunday, 21 July 2013 07:56
‘No-kill’ is not the answer to animal homelessness
By Guest Column Ingrid E. Newkirk*
Some people are suggesting that the solution to dog and cat overpopulation lies with so-called “no-kill” animal shelters. If this were true, PETA would be their strongest proponent. But people engaged in real sheltering work know that “no-kill” creates even more problems for animals and “no birth” is where our attention must be focused.
That’s because in the U.S., 6 to 8 million animals enter shelters annually, and about half of them are euthanized because nobody wants them …
* Ingrid E. Newkirk is president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510; www.PETA.org.
The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and the Voice of Stray Dogs have filed a joint petition in the Madras High Court against the Corporation’s proposal to build pounds for stray dogs out of the city …
Not Science, but Slaughter: Japanese Whaling Tried in International Court (Op-Ed)
Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO, Humane Society of the United States
Wayne Pacelle is the president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). This Op-Ed first appeared on the blog A Humane Nation, where it ran before appearing in LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights (www.livescience.com/topics/exp…) …
The late Sir Peter Scott, one of the world’s most famous conservationists, once said: ”Many people now regard whales as a symbol. If we can’t save the whales, then we begin to wonder if we will be able to save anything — including ourselves.” …
But Estrada insists lone elephant is Manila property
Philippine Daily Inquirer
With a report from Erika Sauler
The long and winding road for the campaign to get Mali out of Manila Zoo has taken another twist. And it comes with a little help from a music legend.
Singer and songwriter Paul McCartney has sent a letter to President Benigno Aquino asking him to end the “suffering” of the zoo’s lone elephant and let her enjoy a “well-deserved retirement,” according to the animal welfare group calling for Mali’s transfer to a nature sanctuary in Thailand …
Ever since she shot to fame performing on Strictly Come Dancing, 17-year-old Dionne Bromfield has been known for her soulful voice, which is reminiscent of that of her late godmother, Amy Winehouse.
Now, the talented singer’s advocacy for animals will be well known, too. In her new anti-fur ad for PETA, Bromfield holds a bloodied, skinned fox and stares pointedly into the camera above the words “Here’s the Rest of Your Fur Coat” …
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It absolutely with impunity in the Russian Federation.
In February, 2012 officials of Bataysk burned stray dogs alive.
In February the 2011 officials of Nizhny Novgorod burned herd of horses
The government of the Russian Federation ignores all petitions of citizens
of the Russian Federation against tortures of animals.
Dmitry Medvedev ignored even the Open Letter of Princess Maja Hohenzollern
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Whaling in Iceland Continued despite Shipping Problems
Shipping of Icelandic whale meat from Iceland to Japan has been quite difficult. The Icelandic shipping company Samskip has now decided to stop shipping whale products. This should further affect the whale business in Iceland, but the whaling company still plans to continue whaling, despite any problems …
Because of your support a massive tragedy was narrowly avoided at the Nakhon Phanom shelter in NE Thailand where thousands of dogs rescued from the illegal dog meat trade are sheltered.
Only a few months ago 2,000 dogs were intercepted from smugglers in 3 separate raids as seen in the opening sequence of this ABC television video report. If you have not seen it please take a moment to watch this important video to gain a better understanding of the magnitude of the problem …
Japan tells court whaling case is not a ‘medieval inquisition’
Tokyo says international court of justice has no authority to decide what is or isn’t science.
The Japanese government told the UN’s top judicial body it was a court of law, not a “medieval inquisition”, as proceedings wrapped up in the whaling (www.guardian.co.uk/environment…) dispute between Australia and Japan …
Australia’s bid to outlaw scientific whaling by Japan has closed with the Asian power warning a decision against it could force it to quit the International Whaling Commission.
Deputy foreign minister Koji Tsuruoka said Japan relied on the International Court of Justice to find that it had obeyed the law by halting commercial whaling, and only conducting scientific whaling within the rules of the IWC treaty …
When is the last time you consumed a Big Mac or McChicken meal? Did you consider the effects your 99-cent meal had on the environment, your health and animals?
Buda-ba-ba-ba, I’m hatin’ it.
Or, at least animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is. Animal rights is the No. 1 reason PETA promotes vegetarian diets. The McCruelty campaign aims to impose less cruel forms of slaughtering upon McDonald’s meat suppliers …
PETA have written a letter to an egg producer offering to give charity up to $3400 if he confines himself to cage.
The animal welfare group’s proposal has been made to egg producer Andrew Postregna who owns Tamarix Egg Farm in Dandenong South and states that PETA will donate $100 per hour to charity if Mr Postregna confines himself to a cage of similar proportions to his body, as the chickens’ cages are to theirs for 34 hours, the time it takes a chicken to produce an egg …
Man frees whale from fishing gear off Virginia Beach
By Gabriella Souza
Not many people can say they have freed a whale. Adrian Colaprete can.
Colaprete was snorkeling about 50 miles off the Virginia Beach coast late last week when his boat came upon a right whale caught in fishing line. Using a knife, he cut the whale free and whooped as it instantly swam away. He also caught the whole incident on video …
A year after escaping arrest, Paul Watson still committed to anti-whaling campaign
Criminal or conservationist? Canadian activist marks a year at sea after fleeing arrest
TORONTO — He’s been sailing the world’s oceans for a year to avoid arrest, has been forced to become an observer at one of his most cherished campaigns and hasn’t held his young granddaughter since she was a newborn.
But the Canadian founder of the radical environmental group Sea Shepherd remains as self-assured as ever.
“I intend to weather it out no matter what the consequences are. Whether they apprehend me or not, Sea Shepherd’s campaigns will continue to go on,” Paul Watson tells The Canadian Press in a phone interview from a ship on the Southern Ocean …
Whale hunters tend to shy away from publicity because of the controversy surrounding their profession. But the crew of the Jan Bjorn in Norway – a country whose fishermen kill around 500 minke whales a year for commercial purposes – agreed to let us join them on a hunting trip …
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – It survived countless storms and raids by secessionist Confederates during the American Civil War while taking crews across uncharted oceans in search of whales whose oil lit the world.
The Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last surviving wooden whaling ship and America’s oldest merchant ship, is hitting the water again after a nearly $7 million, five-year restoration project at Mystic Seaport …
July 14, 2013
San José, Costa Rica
By Gabriela Hernández Herrera
The Environment Ministry responds to a recent column by Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson, in a right of reply.
The following is a right of reply submission in response to the opinion column “Miedo y asco en San José,” written by Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson.
With great concern we observe that The Tico Times published the information “Miedo y asco en San José (Fear and loathing in San José)” based on a post full of inaccurate and offensive information, speculation and baseless insinuation by conservationist Paul Watson. We’re also concerned that, as informative balance demands, MINAE (the Environment Ministry) has not been consulted on the matter. For these reasons, I would appreciate, in virtue of the right of reply, that you publish our clarification either as an entire piece or as the basis of a news story that provides balance and clarity in light of these falsities.
Regarding the opinion posted on Facebook by Paul Watson, the position of the Environment Ministry is the following: …
PETA’s Moore: If you care about animal cruelty, go vegan
Dear Editor: The newly required labels on steaks, ribs, and other cuts of meat — indicating where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered — will hopefully make more people realize that meat is the flesh of a once-breathing being who was confined, killed, and dismembered just to satisfy an unhealthy eating habit …
Sitting atop the food chain is a hand-wringing place to be.
Oh, the daily angst of deciding which fellow beast from the animal kingdom should be slaughtered to ensure my survival.
Excuse my existential dilemma as I wipe the pork fat from my lips and devour a chicken leg before tossing the bone to the pooch at my feet. Lucky hound – how did he get to be domesticated rather than filleted anyway? Best not take him on holiday to Asia …