PRESS MIRROR (June 11, 2014)

PRESS MIRROR (June 11, 2014)

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Japan to renew bid for Antarctic whaling

Justin McCurry / The Christian Science Monitor

Just three months after it was forced to cancel the jewel in the crown of its “research” whaling program, Japan is preparing to return to the Antarctic in search of whales, promising a new approach that will not only be of demonstrable scientific value but will pave the way toward a resumption of commercial whaling …

Alaska Dispatch – June 11, 2014…

More information:

Japan has run out of excuses to hunt whales, but it’s going to keep doing it anyway…


Slavery in prawn trade: shoppers urged to boycott seafood sourced unethically

Rebecca Smithers, consumer affairs correspondent

Marine Stewardship Council, Greenpeace and Marine Conservation Society say retailers must be called to account

Environmental campaigners and human rights groups have said the revelations of slavery (… ) in the prawn supply chain are a wake-up call for consumers. They are urging shoppers to boycott cheap Thai prawns and other imported seafood (… ) if supermarkets (… ) can not guarantee the goods have been sourced ethically …

The Guardian – Wednesday 11 June 2014 19.30 BST…


Huge Victory for Virunga

Oil company agrees to stop exploring World Heritage Site

By: Erin Berger

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has a lot to deal with. As we saw in one of our favorite documentaries at the 2014 Telluride Mountainfilm festival (… ), a dedicated few fight to protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site from an onslaught of threats, running the gamut from poachers to armed militia. There’s also a battle against the British oil company Soco International, which had been surveying the park for its natural resources since 2010. But Virunga gained a surprising victory (… ) today when Soco suddenly announced it would halt its exploration …

Outside Magazine – Wednesday, June 11, 2014…


Animal-rights activist protests against Air France transporting monkeys for research

Dana Moukhallati

DUBAI // An animal-rights activist was briefly detained by police after protesting at Air France’s office against the airline shipping monkeys for medical research.

Canadian Ashley Fruno locked herself inside a small cage outside the airline’s office while holding a sign saying “Air France: Stop shipping primates to labs” …

The National – June 11, 2014 Updated: June 11, 2014 21:51…


7 Organizations Working to End Human-Animal Conflict

Aisling Maria Cronin

Human-animal conflict over territory, food, or other resources has become a critical issue in recent years. In developing countries, this type of conflict often occurs because of farmers’ concerns for their crops. Elephants (… ), in particular, are feared because of their large size and ability to trample an entire field of crops in mere minutes. As human encroachment on elephant habitats becomes more and more pronounced, aggression incidents between the two species have also risen …

One Green Planet – June 11, 2014…


Circus spurs animal-rights activists to show of protest

Will Brumleve

PAXTON — As the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus got under way Monday evening at Coady Park on Paxton’s east edge, a group of residents put on a show of their own.

Standing just across East Summer Street were a dozen people holding signs with phrases such as “Enjoy the show, the animals won’t“, “Whipped for your entertainment“, “Trained with pain“, “Caged and enraged” and “Stop supporting slavery.” …

Paxton Record – Wed, 06/11/2014 – 10:14 am…


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