Japanese cuts mean whaling as usual
Rick Wallace / John Ross
JAPAN is aiming to restart its controversial Antarctic whaling program on a smaller scale by announcing at the International Whaling Commission later this month a revised hunt.
The move quashes hopes among conservationists and the Australian government that the International Court of Justice finding against the previous Japanese whaling program would end the divisive annual Southern Ocean hunt …
The Australian – September 05, 2014 12:00 AM
This Is Why Japan’s So Called Scientific Whaling Was Found To Be Unlawful
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in March this year ruled that Japan’s scientific Antarctic whaling program was not scientific and therefore illegal.
In an article in the international journal Science ( www.sciencemag.org/content/345… ), a group of scientists note that it was because Japan did not catch enough whales and meet their own sample size requirements that the program was found to be unscientific …
Business Insider Australia – September 05, 2014 4:00 AM
PETA Increases Reward For Man Who Kicked Squirrel Into Grand Canyon
WASHINGTON – The animal rights group PETA has increased its reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man filmed kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon.
In addition to the $15,000 bounty it offered last month, PETA on Wednesday added a free vacation to the Grand Canyon, including air fare and lodging for two, in its bid to identify the culprit seen in a video that went viral on YouTube …
Paw Nation – Sep 4th 2014
Japan seeks to resume Antarctic whaling next year
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is seeking international support for its plans to hunt minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year by scaling down the whaling research program the U.N. top court rejected earlier this year, fisheries officials said Wednesday …
Yahoo Finance UK – Sep 4th 2014
Whaling in Norway: New Questions, Old Practice
The Whaling Ghosts
By: Krastina Georgieva-Ilkova
BERGEN, Norway — In the new documentary film “The Daughter of the Whaler“ ( tv.nrk.no/serie/folk/DKNO30000… ), filmmaker and journalist Barbro Andersen explores the past and future of Norwegian commercial whaling. The movie revives a broader debate in Norway about the ethics of whaling, even though the arguments for and against the practice have remained the same over the years …
Student Reporter – Sep 4th 2014