Mapping the Sea with Air Guns Is Deafening Whales

By Greg Thomas

Whales are getting it from all sides these days. Between overfishing, ocean acidification, Japan’s uncompromising stance (…) in support of its proud whaling heritage, and getting bonked by cargo freighters in the trans-Pacific shipping lane, whales seem to catch the brunt of our commercial activity in the oceans. Now, we can officially add one more hazardous oversight to the pile these cuddly leviathans contend with: deafening by air gun …

Motherboard – April 24, 2013…


National Zoo Accused of Using Animals as Party Props for Fundraising Event

By Martin Austermuhle

Animal rights group PETA has accused the National Zoo of using animals as props for a recent fundraising cocktail party, saying that it subjected a cheetah, penguin and wallaby to conditions that they are not used to … – April 24, 2013 9:30 AM…


Biologist pleads guilty to feeding killer whales

By Signal Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California marine biologist has pleaded guilty to illegally feeding killer whales in the wild, federal prosecutors said.

Nancy Black pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in San Jose to one count of violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The law protects marine animals by prohibiting the feeding of mammals in the wild, prosecutors said …

Santa Clarita Valley Signal – April 24, 2013 8:00 a.m.…


Commentary: PETA, hunters and drones – a volatile mix

Greg Henderson

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced earlier this month they plan to use drones to watch hunters and farm operators for illegal activity this fall.

PETA doesn’t yet have drones – small, remote-controlled, camera-carrying aircraft – nor have they identified specific locations where it intends to fly them. But the group says it will purchase drones to further its mission of saving animals … – 04/23/2013…


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