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European Campaign Warns Seafood Expo: ‘Don’t Support Whale Slaughter’

Author: Economic Voice Staff

An alliance of 13 leading conservation groups is this week urging major buyers at Europe’s biggest seafood trade show not to do business with Icelandic seafood company HB Grandi because of its strong links to whaling.

HB Grandi is controlled by the whaling and investment company Hvalur hf, which plans to kill 770 endangered fin whales during the next five years and sell the resulting meat and blubber to Japan …

The Economic Voice – May 6th, 2014…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (May 06, 2014)

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Asmussen: PETA Allegations ‘Completely False’

By Tom LaMarra

Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen told NBC Sports Network in a segment aired May 2 that allegations made against him by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are untrue, and he hopes to have the chance to defend himself in court … – May 05, 2014…

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Wenig Respekt vor den Pferden (Video)…

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Exclusive Interview with ‘The Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon

by Nell Alk

This is by no means the first time we’ve uttered the name Sam Simon (… ) on Ecorazzi. Indeed, Simon makes headlines fairly frequently, and we’re as eager as any other outlet to spread the “good gossip” this successful-meets-selfless individual generates. And, let’s face it, with Simon, the well of good deeds he’s done, is doing and will do just doesn’t run dry …

Ecorazzi – May 5, 2014…


Whaling in the Antarctic Australia v. Japan (New Zealand intervening)

By Malgosia Fitzmaurice

After four years of anticipation the International Court of Justice delivered a Judgment in the whaling case. The Judgment raises many issues of ecological nature. It also analyses and interprets the provisions of the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) thus enriching the law of treaties …

OUPblog (blog) – May 5th, 2014 at 4:30 am…


Sea Shepherd: eco terrorists or the front line to protect social justice?

By Murray Hunter

If you travelled to a small pier at the bottom of Ann Street in Williamstown, a bayside suburb of Melbourne, Australia, you would come across a small letterbox with the words “Sea Shepherd” painted over it. Next to the letterbox is an old shed that has seen much better times with an open gate leading to two ships, the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker moored and being outfitted for a future yet unknown maritime mission …

On Line opinion – Monday, 5 May 2014….


Horse carriages are legal in big cities like Paris and London, despite activists’ claims

BY Ginger Adams Otis

Animal rights groups pushing for a ban on the carriages in New York have said major cities around the world have outlawed the practice, but a Daily News investigation found some of their claims are not true. In fact, London is looking for ways to expand the industry near its royal parks …

New York Daily News – May 4, 2014, 8:23 PM…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (May 05, 2014)

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Japanese Retailers Split on Selling Whale Meat

By: Jun Hongo

Following a March ruling at the International Court of Justice ordering Japan to halt its Antarctic whale-hunting expeditions, Rakuten Inc.4755.TO +0.81, Japan’s largest online retailer, removed all whale meat products from its site as of May 1.

Not all major retailers see the issue the same way …

Wall Street Journal (blog) – 9:57 pm JST May 2, 2014…


Could vegetarianism save the world?

L.V. Anderson, Slate, National Post Wire Services

The meat industry is one of the top contributors to climate change, directly and indirectly producing about 14.5% (… ) of the world’s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and global meat consumption is on the rise. People generally like eating meat—when poor people start making more money, they almost invariably start buying more meat. As the population grows and eats more animal products, the consequences for climate change, pollution, and land use could be catastrophic …

National Post – May 2 1:02 PM ET…


Government Funded Origami Condoms Tested on Rabbits

By: Elizabeth Harrington

Animals ‘sacrificed by lethal injection’

“Origami condoms” paid for by the U.S. taxpayers were first tested on female rabbits, which were killed after having pieces of silicone inserted in them for five days …

Washington Free Beacon – May 2, 2014 12:50 pm…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (May 02, 2014)

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Los Angeles bans the use of tools “designed to inflict pain” on circus elephants

Can the show still go on without animal abuse?

Lindsay Abrams

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously (… ) to ban the use of bullhooks, pitchforks, baseball bats and other tools “designed to inflict pain” on circus elephants and other exotic animals. It’s being heralded as a major victory by animal rights activists, the Los Angeles Times reports (… ): …

Salon – Thursday, May 1, 2014 04:50 PM…

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Los Angeles bans bullhooks used to control circus elephants…


Saudi Prince kills two percent of global population of endangered bird

By: Shreya Dasgupta

In a three week hunting safari between January 11th and 31st of this year, Saudi Arabian Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his party allegedly shot down 2,100 Asian Houbara bustards (Chlamydotis macqueenii) in Balochistan, Pakistan. Scientists aren’t certain how many Houbara bustards survive today, but their best estimate is around 100,000 and declining … – May 01, 2014…


Published by „the fellbeißer“© (May 01, 2014)

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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…

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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)