Success for Seals – EU Ban on Importing Seal Fur Is Upheld!
Yesterday, in a move that genuinely put animal welfare first, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled that the EU ban on the import of seal fur and other products because of “moral concerns” is legal …
PETA.org.uk (press release) (blog) – Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:27 PM
Caged ‘Monkeys’ Protest Against Primate Trafficking
Did you know that some airlines are propping up the cruel and sinister vivisection industry? China Southern Airlines ships monkeys from their homes in the wild or from squalid breeding facilities to laboratories in the EU and the US, where they are imprisoned in tiny cages, force-fed chemicals, crippled, cut into and killed …
PETA.org.uk (press release) (blog) – Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:02 AM
Hatem Yavuz: Stop the mass butchering of baby seals!
86,000 baby seals are butchered each year in Namibia for fur company Hatem Yavuz.
Workers massacre the screaming Cape Fur pups with clubs and picks, slowly and brutally beating them to death. The Australian company’s practices violate Namibia’s Animal Protection Act and push the threatened species even closer to extinction.
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Save Elephants in India From Being Killed By Trains
Last week, seven elephants, including two babies, were killed by a speeding train in India. Yet railroad authorities refuse to reduce their speeds in elephant corridors.
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WWF seeks more protection for Maui dolphin
Conservation groups and opposition parties have rejected the government’s moves to protect the rare Maui’s dolphin, saying they don’t go far enough …
MSN NZ News – 07:26 Tue Nov 26 2013
Atlantic tuna commission sticks to science on bluefin tuna, fails to protect sharks
Cape Town, South Africa – At the close of this year’s meeting of ICCAT, the Atlantic tuna commission, WWF welcomes the respect for science in setting bluefin tuna catch quotas in the Mediterranean – but deplores the failure of member countries to impose stronger protection for vulnerable sharks and lack of a clampdown on rule breakers …
WWF International – Posted on 25 November 2013
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NGO and local firm promote transparent fishing operations
A non-government organization and a fishing company in Fiji in the South Pacific join efforts to carry out a new pilot project on satellite technology intended to encourage legal and transparent fishing operations …
FIS – Monday, November 25, 2013, 02:00
Aberdeen University under fire over whale slaughter
by ILLONA AMOS
A SCOTTISH university has been criticised by conservationists for studying data from whales killed as part of Iceland’s whaling programme.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has accused scientists at Aberdeen University of promoting the slaughter of whales by co-operating on projects with the Marine Res¬earch Institute in Iceland.
Iceland, along with Japan, is one of few countries that allow whales to be killed for scientific purposes …
Scotsman – 24th November 2013
Brussels loophole lets whale meat through UK ports
Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor
BRITISH ports are being used — legally — to export whale meat to Japan, despite the EU-wide ban on whaling products, an inquiry by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has shown …
The Sunday Times – 24 November 2013
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Indonesia’s national airline carrier bans shark fins
Diana Parker, Mongabay-Indonesia correspondent
Indonesia’s flag carrier won’t transport shark fins any more
Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia has joined a growing number of airlines looking to curb the international shark fin trade by banning the transport of shark fins and other shark products on their aircraft …
Mongabay.com – November 23, 2013
PETA bashes Obama for pardoning turkeys, ‘pimping for poultry producers’
By Melissa Quinn
PETA is looking to talk turkey with President Barack Obama, slamming the pardoner-in-chief for “pimping for poultry producers” and urging him to set an example by enjoying a vegan Thanksgiving …
Red Alert Politics – November 23, 2013
Watch: Angora rabbits scream as they’re plucked alive [Viewer Discretion Advised]
By Nick Peregrine
This video of Angora rabbits screeching as Chinese fur-farmers rip off their pelts will make your blood boil. Chinese farms are responsible for over 90% of the world’s Angora wool ( www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic… ), which is prized for its soft fibers and affordability compared to other luxury fabrics …
Shanghaiist – Nov 23, 2013 5:00 PM
Thinking of buying an angora sweater for Christmas? Read this chilling investigation … Agony of the rabbits plucked alive for your fluffy jumpers
Don’t buy an angora scarf for Christmas, unless you enjoy bunnies being tortured
Russia will disregard International Tribunal’s ruling on Greenpeace vessel
Russia is not going to comply with the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea’s Friday ruling regarding the Arctic Sunrise vessel operated by Greenpeace, Russian presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said …
Kyiv Post – Nov. 23, 2013, 2:17 p.m.
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Greenpeace protest: UN court orders Russia to free ship
A UN maritime tribunal has ordered Russia to free a Greenpeace vessel and 30 people detained after an oil drilling protest in the Arctic.
The court in the German city of Hamburg said a bond of 3.6 million euros ($5m) should be posted.
But a Russian statement issued after the ruling said the Hamburg tribunal had no jurisdiction in the case …
BBC News – 22 November 2013 Last updated at 18:49 GMT
SHOCK VIDEO: Rabbits cruelly plucked alive for Angora wool in horror footage
By Greg Heffer
DO YOU still want that Angora wool jumper for Christmas?
Shock undercover footage has exposed the horrific cruelty of Angora wool farms.
Rabbits are shown squealing in pain after being PLUCKED ALIVE by workers.
Tied down to a wooden bench, the pure white bunnies are stretched out to make them immobile.
Farm hands then set to work ripping out the animals’ sought-after fur by hand.
The violent process leaves benches dripping with blood, as the rabbits cry out in agony …
Daily Star – Published 22nd November 2013
Torturing animals to make an angora scarf
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Pledges $3 Million for Tiger Conservation
By Denise Chow, Staff Writer
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund to aid the organization’s efforts to protect vulnerable populations of wild tigers ( www.livescience.com/27441-tige… ) in Nepal …
LiveScience.com – November 22, 2013 12:04 pm ET
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Green groups quit Warsaw climate talks over lack of progress
Several major environmental groups, including Greenpeace and WWF, have walked out of UN climate talks in Warsaw in protest at what they see as a lack of progress towards an international deal to curb rising global greenhouse gas emissions …
Buenos Aires Herald – November 21, 2013
PETA urges angora boycott following China probe
By Leonie Barrie
Animal rights group PETA is urging retailers and consumers to boycott products made from angora rabbit fur after an investigation exposed “shocking” conditions in the industry …
just-style.com – 21 November 2013
Video (german): www.peta.de/
Cypha designs digital campaign for anti-whaling group
By Steven Raeburn
Sydney design & technology studio Cypha has designed an online promotional campaign for the latest mission of anti-whaling vessel Sea Shepherd’s “Operation Relentless”.
The campaign seeks donations of support and encourages them to upload their photo to a collage that doubles as a virtual petition …
The Drum – 21 November 2013 – 1:34 AM
Anonymous wades into Japan’s anti-whaling battle
Anonymous is calling for a collective protest ( pastebin.com/wWc9viMS ) against the Japanese tradition of whale and dolphin hunting. The group is threatening to attack ( japandailypress.com/global-hac… ) 22 Japanese websites, including those of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries …
Aljazeera.com – 20 November 2013
EarthTalk – E – The Environmental Magazine
Jackie Bomgardner, Wilton, CT
Dear EarthTalk: I understand the Navy is doing sonar testing and training in the oceans and that their activities will likely kill hundreds if not thousands of whales and other marine mammals. What can be done to stop this? …
Las Vegas Informer – 20 November 2013
This dog was killed for an unnecessary dental experiment
Help Protect Dogs from Suffering
Can you imagine dogs sold by an unscrupulous animal dealer to a laboratory to endure painful procedures, and dying — all for the sake of an unnecessary experiment? That was the fate of dogs like Shy Guy who were sold to Georgia Regents University by a Class B animal dealer, subjected to cosmetic dentistry experiments, and then killed.
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Chinese farms torture angora rabbits for fur: PETA
Animal rights group PETA urged shoppers Wednesday to boycott products made from angora rabbit fur, after it released footage of fur being plucked from the skins of live rabbits on Chinese farms …
Channel News Asia – 20 Nov 2013 22:58
Cruel truths of the angora fur trade revealed in shocking footage which shows rabbits having hair PULLED out … because the traders make more money
Watch shocking video of rabbits being tied down while fur is cruelly ripped off their skin
Ricky Gervais and Morrissey Denounce the Lion Killer, Melissa Bachman
Posted by Anne
Looking perversely pleased with herself as she posed for a photo over the corpse of the beautiful lion she had just killed in cold blood, the hunter Melissa Bachman has sparked understandable outrage.
To quote PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi: www.independent.co.uk/voices/c… …
PETA.org.uk (press release) (blog) – 20 Nov 2013 5:08 PM
PETA Protests SeaWorld Float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
By Michael Mullins
PETA is planning to protest SeaWorld’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float, calling the aquatic theme park “nothing more than a cruel prison for animals.” …
Newsmax.com – 20 Nov 2013 12:10 PM
Costa Rica says it is still after Sea Shepard’s Paul Watson
November 20th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s judiciary press office confirmed this week that the country still has an active international arrest warrant for fugitive eco-activist, Paul Watson …
Inside Costa Rica – 20 Nov 2013
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12 Greenpeace activists released on bail
Voice of Russia, RT, AFP, TASS, Interfax
St. Petersburg’s Primorsky District Court has freed on bail Finnish activist Sini Saarela, Greenpeace Russia said on Twitter.
Saarela suffers from a serious chronic illness and is in need of vital medicines on a daily basis, earlier reports said.
She is the 12th arrested environmentalist to have been released from custody …
The Voice of Russia – 19 November 2013, 20:59
This New PETA Video Will Make You Hate Thanksgiving, Yourself
By Jennifer Miller
The always-understated PETA serves up some animated holiday horror.
Want to know how your Thanksgiving turkey ends up on your dining room table? Check out this animated trip to holiday slaughter, as experienced by a little boy who becomes trapped on the turkey murder conveyer belt. The message comes from the masters of subtlety at PETA ( www.peta.org/ ), which wants you to see first-hand how the Fowl Farm is really the Foul Farm …
Co.Create – November 19, 2013 | 1:22 PM
PETA releases video of angora rabbit investigation in China
By Heba Kanso / CBS News
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released graphic video ( secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?… ) Tuesday from its undercover investigation into angora farms in China …
CBS News – November 19, 2013, 11:54 AM
Stars Help End The Use Of Elephants In Indian Circuses
With the support of John Abraham ( www.looktothestars.org/celebri… ) and numerous other stars and following a nine-month-long investigation of circuses across India, which was conducted by a team that included representatives from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA – www.looktothestars.org/charity… ) India and Animal Rahat and was authorised by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) – a statutory body operating under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) – the AWBI has confirmed that it has decided to end the registration of elephants for performances because of the cruelty and abuse that they endure …
Look To The Stars – November 19, 2013
Costa Rica Still Pursuing Warrant Against Sea Shepard Leader Paul Watson
The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Costa Rican warrant against Canadian conservationist and leader of Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, is still open and the judicial authorities have processed the request to the United States after he announced recently that he was there …
The Costa Rica News – November 19th, 2013
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PETA’s Bonkers New Thanksgiving Video
This Thanksgiving dinner, why not serve a heaping bowl of righteousness along with your bird? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has you covered – in blood, that is. Never one to shy from gratuitously controversial messaging, PETA is at it again with “Thanks! An Animated Trip to Holiday Slaughter ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuClQZ… ).” …
Digiday – November 18, 2013
Animal Rights: Joan Jett Removed From Macy’s South Dakota Float After Ranchers Disapprove
By Michael Allen
Rocker Joan Jett has been kicked out of South Dakota’s float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade because of her vegetarian views, which angered the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, a trade group of ranchers …
Opposing Views – November 18, 2013
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‘Anything That Moves’ Explores America’s Extreme Food Culture
Author Dana Goodyear has spent a lot of time dining with foodies who champion bugs as a meal. And horses. And brains. Whales. Leaves. Weeds. Ash. Hay. Even plain dirt.
Goodyear, a staff writer for The New Yorker, set out to document the outer bounds of the extreme food culture that has taken hold among American foodies. Their quest for ever more exotic, challenging ingredients, she says, is raising fundamental questions about the nature of food itself and the assumptions that underlie what we view as acceptable to eat …
WBUR – November 17, 2013
SeaWorld whale that ‘killed’ three still being used to breed, former worker claims
By: James Fielding
THE killer whale that drowned SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau is allegedly still being used by the park’s bosses to breed.
A former SeaWorld worker, Sam Berg, who worked with the killer animal Tilikum, has accused the Orlando tourist attraction of putting lives at risk to make money.
Bull orca Tilikum, which weighs 12,000lb and is 23ft long, drowned 40-year-old Dawn after dragging her under the water during a show in 2010.
Tilikum had already been involved in two deaths, 20-year-old student Keltie Byrne who was working at Sealand of the Pacific in Canada in 1991 and Daniel Dukes, 27, eight years later at SeaWorld Orlando.
However, staff at the world-famous Florida park are said still to collect his sperm to inseminate females …
Express.co.uk – Published: Sun, November 17, 2013
SeaWorld terror – film exposes dark side of killer whales involved in “70 human deaths”
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Nov 17, 2013)