Sea Shepherd activists say they disrupted Japan’s whale hunt in Antarctic waters
By Jethro Mullen, CNN
(CNN) — Environmental activists have declared an early success at the start of their annual high seas showdown with Japanese whalers in Antarctic waters.
The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd Australia said its ships had split up the Japanese fleet in the Southern Ocean and chased it out of the main Antarctic zone …
CNN-33 – January 7, 2014
Fishing company takes further step in tuna sustainable management
A local fishing compnay has enhanced an existing partnership with WWF South Pacific by adding Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transponders on eight longline fishing vessels. This technology will help ensure the sustainable management of tuna fisheries in Fiji …
FIS – Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 02:10 (GMT + 9)
Video: The Bear —— OUTSTANDING
I think you will enjoy this.
THERE IS NOT A WORD SPOKEN, BUT I GUARANTEE IT WILL HOLD YOUR ATTENTION.
A brilliant piece of photography, but how on earth did he film this one?
Subject: : The Bear —— OUTSTANDING
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:31 PM
Marianne Gohrig (Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:21 PM)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Jan 07, 2014)
Sea Shepherd activists accuse Japanese fleet of whaling in sanctuary
Agence France-Presse in Sydney
Militant anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said they had zeroed in on a Japanese fleet yesterday and captured evidence that four whales had been slaughtered, alleging the ships were found inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary …
South China Morning Post – Tuesday, 07 January, 2014, 12:40 am
New Zealand Criticizes Japanese Whaling
Video: Japanese boats ‘whaling in internationally protected area’
Japanese ship allegedly caught whaling in protected waters
ASOS joins Next and H&M and bans the use of Angora in their products
One of the most successful online fashion retailers, ASOS (previously known to be As Seen On Screen) joins many other high-street shops in banning the use of Angora after PETA reveals horrifying footage …
The Upcoming – Monday 6th January 2014
Morrissey Helps Raise Thousands For PETA By Signing Autobiography
A one-of-a-kind signed hardback copy of Autobiography by Morrissey ( www.looktothestars.org/celebri… ), the only copy of the full-colour hardback signed by the author, has sold on eBay for £8,300, with all proceeds going to PETA ( www.looktothestars.org/charity… ) as a New Year’s present to help prevent the slaughtering of animals for meat …
Look To The Stars – January 6, 2014
I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia, says Morrissey
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Jan 06, 2014)
Kaikoura whales in Japanese kill zone
The Humpback whales which are part of the Ngai Tahu whale watching operation at Kaikoura could be slaughtered by Japanese whalers with grenade tipped harpoons this summer, says Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta …
SunLive – Posted at 10:37 am Sunday 05th Jan, 2014
TakePart – Weekly newsletter: January 4, 2014
Here’s the Next Battle in the Fight to Stop Japan’s Dolphin Slaughter
Sent: Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:05 PM
From: TakePart firstname.lastname@example.org
To: “Shawn Patterson” email@example.com
Subject: Here’s the Next Battle in the Fight to Stop Japan’s Dolphin Slaughter
Martina Patterson (Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:17 PM)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Jan 05, 2014)
ESO develops tourism guidelines to protect whales and dolphins
Written by Oman Observer
In line with the ongoing Renaissance Whale and Dolphin Project, Environment Society of Oman (ESO), an officially accredited Non-Government Organisation by the United Nations General Assembly, recently organised the first ‘Whale and Dolphin Watching Guidelines Workshop’ for Ministry employees and tour operators. The two-day workshop, supported by Renaissance Services SAOG and the International Whaling Commission, explored best practices and realistic field training to protect whales and dolphins from the potential harmful impact of tourism while formalising industry standards …
Oman Daily Observer – Saturday 04th, January 2014 / 19:06
VIDEO: Join a Bering Sea bowhead whale hunt for an up-close view
Few people on Earth get a close-up view of a bowhead whale hunt. And given Alaska’s brutal cold and the dangers inherent in whaling, they may not want to.
But Savoonga whaler David Akeya, whose crew appears to have landed the biggest whale in Alaska this year, has turned seldom-seen images of a hunt into a powerful, trailer-like iMovie that he originally posted on his public Facebook page and agreed to share with Alaska Dispatch …
Alaska Dispatch – January 3, 2014
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Jan 04, 2014)
Harmful Substances Found On Children’s Clothing Made In China
Greenpeace claims goods from Chinese cities producing up to 40% of China’s exported children’s clothing may contain toxins.
Children’s garments made in China’s biggest kid’s wear manufacturing towns contain hormone disruptors and chemicals that are toxic to the reproductive system, says a Greenpeace East Asia report …
ChinaCSR.com – January 4, 2014
Japanese whaling a threat to Kaikoura tourism?
By: Jacqui Stanford
New Zealand News
There are fears up to 50 of the humpback whales which are often seen off Kaikoura could soon be killed in the Southern Ocean.
Japanese whalers are targeting the species as part of their annual hunt in the name of research …
Newstalk ZB – Saturday January 4 2014 6:49
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Jan 03, 2014)
Hunt on to catch Japanese whalers
THE Sea Shepherd crew is still trying to locate Japanese whaling ships in the Southern Ocean.
Sea Shepherd spokesman Jeff Hansen yesterday said he was confident the anti-whaling activists would find the fleet in coming days, but stressed the difficulty involved.
“It’s like trying to find a handful of semi-trailers along the coast of Australia,” Mr Hansen said.
“But the reality is [Japanese whalers] would not have been in a position to whale during December and we’ll hopefully intercept them in the new year …
Perth Now – December 31, 2013 9:00 PM
British Citizens and UK Residents help to Stop the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Korea!
NoToDogMeat: The Lucky Ones!
Posted By: J de Cadenet (campaign leader)
Hard to believe, but the photo attached shows the “lucky ones” some of the dogs who were rescued this year!
Raised in hideous conditions, stuffed in cages (like these) to await the vilest fate imaginable torture before slaughter, for no other reason that to satisfy the palette of nations who are in an economic boom.
Many know more about technology than we do and watching them invest in the West, we know it is not about necessity.
People choose to eat dog and cat meat, they choose the animal they want to be tortured. This is not cultural tradition, this is and always will be cruelty.
Sent: December 31, 2013 00:01 AM
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Subject: #NoToDogMeat: The Lucky Ones!
Martina Patterson (Dec 31, 2013 12:33 PM)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Dec 31, 2013)
Sign the Petition to the RSPCA: Stop the Killing of Disabled Dog Bobi & Give Him Back to His Legal Owners
PLEASE EVERYONE, sign Bobi’s petition to save him – the RSPCA want to euthanise him just because he is disabled. If the second veterinary opinion is still not favourable tomorrow at noon, our lovely, vibrant Bobi will be PTS
Please sign and share, make it go viral, please let’s show the RSPCA the strength of feeling against their actions. Thank you!
View the petition:
From: K9 Rescue Bulgaria [ mailto:email@example.com ]
Sent: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 04:04 PM
Subject: Sign the Petition to the RSPCA: Stop the Killing of Disabled Dog Bobi & Give Him Back to His Legal Owners
Animal-Life (Mon, Dec 30, 2013 05:07 PM)
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Dec 30, 2013)
Public policy on Japanese whaling lost in a sea of ambivalence
A Japanese whaling fleet is approaching Antarctic waters claimed by Australia. Scores of giant mammals will soon endure a long, painful death in Australian waters.
Most Australians will be horrified by these events. Our government has sent aircraft to ”monitor” all parties but seems lost in a sea of ambivalence. Meanwhile, the world awaits the International Court of Justice’s decision on Whaling in the Antarctic …
The Canberra Times – December 30, 2013
Panther Love, topped the list in 2013 for the protection of species
Posted by yasam
Panther Love has seen its population “increase of 50% over the last five years”, according to the Swiss branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). “This is a brilliant success, even if the total number of animals remains low, with 50 individuals“, says the organization. This increase in the number of panthers Love is mainly due to the creation of a new national park in the Russian Far East …
Racers Republic – December 29, 2013
Scottish marine life under threat, says WWF
By Nicky Stubbs
If politicians do not “step up” efforts to tackle pollution, Scotland’s marine life faces long-term damage, the WWF has said.
The warnings come just a day after four new species were discovered in the country’s waters, and coincide with the publication of a report, Marine Climate Change Impacts Report Card 2013 ( www.mccip.org.uk/media/18758/m… ), which summarises the research from 150 government and academic scientists over the past 12 months …
Blue & Green Tomorrow – December 29th, 2013
The Global War Against Nature
Dr. Reese Halter
Broadcaster, Conservation Biologist, Educator
… There’s a crisis of epic proportion occurring on our planet 24/7, 365: ‘The War Against Nature’ ( www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-rees… ) has become a prolonged looting spree — plundering terrestrial and oceanic wildlife on a global tear never witnessed before. The fact that the Mafia, Syndicate, Cartel and Triad’s are involved heavily in shark fining, slaughtering bluefin tuna, massacring rhinos, elephants and tigers — as the demand for rhino horns, elephant ivory, fur and animals parts skyrockets — means these incredible beasts and others have no chance whatsoever to continue to live ( www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-rees… ) on planet Earth …
Huffington Post – Posted: 12/28/2013 3:00 pm
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Dec 29, 2013)
More Greenpeace activists leave Russia
MOSCOW – Six more of the 30 Greenpeace activists arrested in a protest over Arctic oil drilling left Russia on Friday after being granted an amnesty, the environmental group said.
The departure of the five Britons and one Canadian follows that of the first of the “Arctic 30″ to leave Russia on Thursday. All 26 non-Russian activists have now obtained clearance to leave, Greenpeace said …
InCyprus – 27 December 2013 19:50
Gap and Zara Ban Angora Fur Following Outcry Over Cruelty to Bunnies (Video)
Callie Beusman on Jezebel
Following mounting pressure from EVERY HUMAN WITH A CONSCIENCE, Gap and Zara have joined several other retailers ( jezebel.com/stores-suspend-ang… ) in (temporarily) banning products made with angora fur. Like something in which the wicked and depraved antagonist of a YA novel would shroud their withered heart, angora fur is commonly gathered by tying sweet little rabbits to wooden planks and then tearing all of their body hair out by the follicles while they scream in agony …
Jezebel – 27 December 2013
Oceans: New study could help protect endangered whales from impacts of seismic airgun blasting
by Bob Berwyn
Conservation advocates call for expansion of protective zones and seasonal closures
By Summit Voice
FRISCO — Endangered North Atlantic right whales may be more at risk from oil exploration (summitcountyvoice.com/2013/04/…) than previously thought …
Summit County Citizens Voice – December 27, 2013
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Dec 27, 2013)
Elephant cannot be shifted as it is aggressive, state tells HC
Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that it has not been possible to shift elephant ‘Sunder’ of Jyotiba Temple from Warnanagar in Kolhapur to a sanctuary in Bangalore because it was not cooperating.
Hearing a petition filed by People for Ethical Treatment to Animals (PETA), the court had earlier ordered the state to shift the pachyderm to a Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Bangalore in accordance with an order passed by Forest Department …
Zee News – Thursday, December 26, 2013, 19:06
Greenpeace Activists Start Getting Visas To Leave Russia
By Mark Memmott
The next step has been taken in what some observers say is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bid to burnish his country’s reputation before February’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi: …
Alabama Public Radio – 8:18 am Thu December 26, 2013
‘Scientific’ Whaling’s Political Battle Begins
The Governments of Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States have jointly issued a statement saying they condemn any actions at sea that may cause injury, loss of human life or damage to property or the marine environment during the 2013/14 Southern Ocean whaling season. The statement notes specifically the harshness and remoteness of the waters …
The Maritime Executive – December 25, 2013
Published by „the fellbeißer“© (Dec 26, 2013)