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Iceland sends 2000 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan

By Malcolm

An Icelandic fishing company has sent a record 2,000 tonnes of fin whale meat to Japan, according to members of environmental groups.

The meat, which is said to be the highest ever single shipment, left Iceland last month and is set to arrive in Japan in May, said the International Fund for Animal Welfare and Greenpeace. It is not known which company is importing it and where it will arrive in Japan …

IceNews – 5:05 pm April 29, 2014…


Why Norway Needs to Let Whaling Die

Clare McEnally

“I will never go to Iceland, Japan or Norway. They hunt whales!” my 8-year-old self proclaimed, as I sat surrounded by magazines and pictures of whales and dolphins, clutching a well-loved dolphin toy named Flipper, given two years earlier on my birthday along with a Whale and Dolphin Conservation adoption for a Scottish dolphin …

One Green Planet – April 29, 2014…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 29, 2014)

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Please help to Stop the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Korea!

Save the date: weekend May 18th 2014

Your chance to speak out against the cruel dog and cat meat trade:………


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An End to the Trade in Captive Orcas and Dolphins IS Possible – Here’s Why

Aisling Maria Cronin

Eliminating cetacean captivity in the U.S. may seem like a daunting task, but even the largest task has to begin with the smallest victory (… ), and there are many precedents and glimmers of hope that we can look to for inspiration …

One Green Planet – April 28, 2014…


Japan Defies Whaling Ban Again


(CN) – Japan is continuing its whaling in the Pacific Ocean mere weeks after an international court ordered a stop to similar hunts near Antarctica.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled on March 31 that Japan’s annual JARPA II “scientific research” program in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica was a bogus cover that violates international bans on commercial whaling …

Courthouse News Service – Monday, April 28, 2014 – Last Update: 10:30 AM PT…

More information:

Japan Government Defends Cultural Reasons for Whaling Research: Australia Claims Program a Front for Commercial Whaling…


‘Cruelty Shouldn’t Fly’: Actor James Cromwell To Cage Himself In LAX Protest

LOS ANGELES ( — Academy Award-nominated actor James Cromwell was expected to cage himself Monday at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) as part of a protest against alleged cruelty to monkeys …

CBS Local – April 28, 2014 8:46 AM…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 28, 2014)

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Japan starts coastal research whaling in Pacific

Kyodo News International

Four Japanese ships left the northeastern city of Ishinomaki on Saturday to conduct research whaling along the Pacific coast of Japan, in the first operation since the International Court of Justice’s ruling in March banning Japanese whaling in the Antarctic …

GlobalPost – April 26, 2014 3:38 pm…


Why are these humpback whale conservationists applauding the Harper government?

It’s rare, but for once scientists and politicians see eye to eye about removing these whales from endeangered-species list.

By: Kate Allen Science and Technology reporter

Marine biologist Jane Watson has made no secret of her opposition to the federal Conservatives’ approach to science. An “assault” is how the Vancouver Island University professor described it at a January town hall attended by concerned academics.

Watson has devoted her career to the ecology and conservation of marine mammals. So when news broke this week that the government had removed North Pacific humpback whales from the list of endangered species, stripping mandatory critical-habitat protections for an animal whose breeding grounds overlap with proposed Northern Gateway pipeline shipping routes, you might think Watson would be angrier than ever.

You would be wrong …

Toronto Star – Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12:11 PM EDT…


‘Eat meat? I’d rather kill myself’

Written by Bart Chan

Lisa-Marie Williams and Kate Laycy explain why they’re proud to be among Britain’s sexiest vegans

IF MORE people stopped eating animals and animal products, the world would be a much better place, according to two gorgeous women for whom being vegan is a way of life.

Lisa-Marie Williams and Kate Laycy were two of four female finalists shortlisted for animal rights group PETA’s Sexiest Vegan in Britain competition …

The Voice Online – 26/04/2014 02:00 PM…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 26, 2014)

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End the whale farce

JAPAN has thrown the decision of the International Court of Justice back in its face by the decision to resume its yearly whale hunt.

Why Australia’s major trading partner has given up an opportunity to gracefully withdraw from harpooning whales for spurious scientific purposes can be put down to stubborn opposition by conservative members of its Government …

Herald Sun – April 26, 2014 12:00 AM…


Annual whale hunt off Miyagi slated


The Fisheries Agency on Friday said Japan would begin “research whaling” off Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, from Saturday until early June.

The coastal whaling is part of Japan’s annual hunt in the Northwestern Pacific. It is commencing after the International Court of Justice ruled in March that Japan’s research whaling in the Antarctic violated the International Convention of the Regulation of Whaling because it was not scientific as touted …

The Japan Times – Apr 25, 2014…


Japanese whaling fleet set to sail

By Yoko Wakatsuki and Sophie Brown CNN

(CNN) – Japan is set to go ahead with some of its whaling activities even though a recent international court ruling ordered the country to end its whale hunt in the Antarctic.

The East Asian nation halted its annual Antarctic whaling mission after the U.N.’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled last month the hunt violated an international moratorium on commercial whaling …

KSPR – POSTED: 10:56 PM CDT Apr 24, 2014…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 25, 2014)

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Japan’s whaling – the end is nigh

Elizabeth Claire Alberts

Following the ruling by the International Court of Justice that Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic is illegal, Elizabeth Claire Alberts examines the legal, financial and practical challenges of a continued whaling program – with some help from Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson …

The Ecologist – 24th April 2014…


Why was the humpback whale taken off the ‘threatened species’ list?

By Stephen Leahy

This week the federal government was legally obligated to establish protected habitat for threatened North Pacific humpback whales. Instead the Harper government suddenly moved to take the humpback off the “threatened species” list. That would eliminate the legal requirement under Canada’s Species At Risk Act for protecting habitat along the British Columbia coast … – April 24, 2014…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 24, 2014)

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Animals Are Persons Too (Video)

By Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker

How does a thing become a person? In December 2013, the lawyer Steven Wise showed the world how, with a little legal jujitsu, an animal can transition from a thing without rights to a person with legal protections. This Op-Doc video follows Mr. Wise on his path to filing the first-ever lawsuits in the United States demanding limited “personhood” rights for certain animals, on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State …

New York Times – April 23, 2014…


Japanese whaling fleets prepare for North Pacific hunt

Presenter: Catherine Graue
Speaker: Adam Burling, Sea Shepherd

Japanese whaling fleets are preparing to head out to the north Pacific this weekend – pushing ahead with the hunt despite last month’s international court ruling against its whaling program in the Antarctic …

Radio Australia – April 23, 2014 at 05:07 PM AEST…


Stop Killing Dogs for Leather in Thailand

Hundreds of dog pelts and dead dogs were recently discovered along a trade route in Thailand. These dog pelts are used to make gloves and other consumer products. This horrifying slaughter of dogs for their pelts must be stopped.



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Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 23, 2014)

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60% of Japanese support whale hunt: poll


TOKYO — Sixty percent of Japanese people support the country’s whaling program, but only 14 percent eat whale meat, a new poll showed Tuesday.

The survey comes less than a month after the United Nations’ top court ruled the annual mission to the Southern Ocean by Japanese whaling vessels was a commercial hunt masquerading as science in a bid to skirt an international ban …

April 23, 2014, 12:08 am TWN…


Iceland sends record 2000 tons of finback whale meat to Japan

Kyodo News International

An Icelandic whaling firm has sent 2,000 tons of finback whale meat to Japan, believed to be a record amount in a single shipment, members of environmental groups said Tuesday …

GlobalPost – April 22, 2014 3:40 pm…


Canada: Government Removes Humpback Whales from ‘Threatened’ Species List to Pass Oil Pipeline Project

By Jack Moore

Canada’s government has downgraded the protection of North Pacific humpback whales in order to allow the $7.9 billion Northern Gateway pipeline project to go ahead.

The decision has changed humpback whales status as “threatened” to a “species of special concern” under the Species At Risk Act (SARA) …

International Business Times UK – April 22, 2014 17:54 GMT…

More information:

Humpback whale removed from North Pacific endangered list…

B.C. humpbacks lose ‘threatened’ status, opening door for Northern Gateway…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 22, 2014)

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Tigress with four cubs spotted; Villagers fear it to be a maneater

By IndiLeak Bureau

Amangarh (Bijnore): The situation calls for immediate attention followed by quick action as it is a matter of life and death for a tigress with four cubs.

People residing on the periphery of a forested tract in Amangarh forest range of Bijnore forest division of Uttar Pradesh, sighted a tigress with four cubs early on Monday …

Indileak – Published On: Mon, Apr 21st, 2014…


Wolf hunting: Crime or necessity?

Marta Diaz

During the last few years wolf hunting has been a hot topic in Sweden. With the cancelation of the Swedish annual wolf hunt last February by Stockholm’s Administrative Court, the topic is back in the public debate … – Apr 21st, 2014…


Last of the whalers

by Jacqueline Charles

Bequia islanders in the eastern Caribbean are the only whalers in the Americas still allowed to hunt Moby Dick style. But keeping tradition and pursuing conservation is tough business …

The Star Online – Monday April 21, 2014 MYT 2:13:17 PM…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 21, 2014)

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Twin tuna catch sells for NT$2m

By Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

GREENPEACE GRIPE: The environmental group said the number of fish caught has dropped by 90 percent since the first Pingtung tuna festival was held in 2001

The first bluefin tuna caught by fishermen from Pingtung’s Donggang Township (東港) — famous for its annual Pingtung Bluefin Tuna Cultural Festival — were sold on Saturday, while an environmental group protested for better protection measures to be implemented for the fish …

Taipei Times – Mon, Apr 21, 2014…

More information:

Conservationists raise concerns about bluefin tuna stocks…


Japan prepares for reduced Pacific Ocean whale hunt

By Nicky Stubbs

Japan is to launch a reduced whale hunt next week after an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling prohibited the country from whaling off Antarctica.

Japanese officials said that they aimed to catch around 210 whales – around half their current catch – in the Pacific Ocean …

Blue & Green Tomorrow – Sunday, April 20th, 2014…

More information:

Japan to Continue its Whaling in the Pacific but with Limited Numbers…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 20, 2014)

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Philippine Airlines Urged to Stop Shark Fin Shipments (Video)

Philippine Airlines is under pressure once again from animal rights and environmental advocacy groups after a “suspected illegal” shipment of shark fins was discovered in Hong Kong. A campaign has been launched asking Philippine Airlines to commit to end the trade of shark fins. Last year, Philippine Airlines agreed to end the transport of live animals for cruel research (… ) and experimentation after an extensive international campaign was mounted (… ) led by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals …

Philippine Flight Network – Sunday, April 20, 2014…


S’pore remains significant transit point for illegal ivory shipments (Video)

By Kimberly Spykerman

SINGAPORE: While the sale of ivory in Singapore has fallen over the years, the country remains a significant transit point for shipments of illegal ivory moving from Africa to Asia, and even within Asia itself, animal welfare activists said …

Channel News Asia – POSTED: 19 Apr 2014 at 18:14…


PETA Plea to Celebrate ‘Egg-free’ Easter This Year


Volunteers of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a worldwide animal rights organisation, took to the streets here on Friday urging the city dwellers to go ‘egg-free’ this Easter. Protesting against the intensive confinement of hens in egg farms, the PETA activists were seen confined to cages and holding signs that read ‘Chickens Suffer for Eggs – Have a Vegan Easter’, appealing to people to drop eggs from their Easter recipes …

The New Indian Express – 19th April 2014 01:57 PM…


Pigs shot at and blown up in military exercises are treated ‘humanely’, insists defence minister who refuses to ban tests (Video)

By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor

• Philip Dunne insists nothing is as realistic as using ‘live pig models’
• 115 pigs killed in 3 years to test if they could be saved after being injured
• Some put in body armour before being blown up at Wiltshire military base
• FOI figures show 21 pigs were blown up in 2010, 37 in 2011 and 57 in 2012


Daily Mail – Published: 07:48 GMT, 19 April 2014 | Updated: 16:33 GMT, 19 April 2014…


Fiji fishermen warn foreign boats over-fishing in Pacific destroying local tuna industry (Video)

New Zealand correspondent Dominique Schwartz

Fiji’s tuna boat owners say Pacific nations must cut the number of licences they give to foreign fishing fleets if they want to save the local industry.

Only a handful of Fiji’s 100 domestic tuna boats are still operating – despite the multi-billion-dollar fishery in its backyard.

Graeme Southwick of the Fiji Tuna Boat Owners Association says tuna stocks are so low that Fiji fishermen rarely bring any in, relying instead on other species like red snapper …

ABC Online – First posted Sat 19 Apr 2014, 8:40 am AEST…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (April 19, 2014)