ICJ ruling darkens future for Japanese whale meat businesses
By SATSUKI FUJITA / Staff Writer
Once-prosperous Japanese businesses handling whale meat have been forced to shut down or change their strategies following the International Court of Justice’s effective ban on Japanese research whaling operations in the Antarctic Ocean.
“It’s as if we’re handling something sinister,” said an official in charge of mail order at Hino Shoten Co., a Nagasaki-based company that has been dealing in whale meat since 1908.
Like many other companies, Hino Shoten has been hurt by the decision of Rakuten Inc., operator of Japan’s largest online shopping mall, to cease sales of whale meat …
Asahi Shimbun – August 12, 2014
Your cup of tea has toxic pesticide: Greenpeace
BS Reporter | New Delhi
Says samples of leading brands tested contain unacceptable levels of dangerous chemicals; govt’s Tea Board denies charges
The Indian arm of Greenpeace, a global pressure group for the environment, alleged on Monday that pesticides considered both highly and moderately hazardous by the World Health Organization (WHO) had been found in leading tea brands ( www.business-standard.com/sear… ) sold in this country.
The charges were denied by the Tea Board ( www.business-standard.com/sear… ) of India, the government body meant to oversee and promote the product …
Business Standard – August 12, 2014 Last Updated at 00:06 IST
The Scientists Who Are Determined to Stop Chemical Tests on Animals
Posted by Anne
It’s the largest animal testing programme in the world, but many people have never heard of it.
We’re talking about REACH – otherwise known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals in the European Union ( www.peta.org.uk/features/REACH… ).
The law states that animals must be used in tests only as a last resort, but since it came into effect in 2007, it’s estimated that a staggering 800,000 animals have already been poisoned and killed as part of the programme, including rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs and fish …
PETA.org.uk (press release) (blog) – August 11, 2014 at 4:38 PM