Australia puts trade talks before whaling issue

SYDNEY (Jiji Press)—The Australian government gives priority to the ongoing free trade talks with Tokyo over efforts to stop Japan’s research whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, Australian trade minister Andrew Robb has told a local newspaper …

The Japan News – 10:02 pm, February 10, 2014…


New Zealand Protests Japanese Whaler Violating Maritime Zone


New Zealand summoned Japan’s ambassador on Monday to protest the entry of a Japanese whaling ship into its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), after clashes earlier between whalers and vessels from the Sea Shepherd conservationist group …

The Maritime Executive – February 10, 2014…


Dogs are dogs, not dolls

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

For the first time, dogs of diverse lineage will have their day at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Perhaps prompted by the growing number of people who adopt lovable “Heinz 57s” instead of buying “purebreds,” Westminster will allow mutts to compete in its agility competition this year. It’s a nod to society’s newly raised consciousness about and appreciation for mixed breeds and is certainly a step in the right direction. However, it doesn’t come close to atoning for its shocking contribution to the dog-overpopulation crisis …

Fresno Bee – February 10, 2014…


RIP Marius – Young Giraffe Killed By Zoo

Posted by Dan

Yesterday, Marius, an 18-month-old giraffe, was killed by the Copenhagen Zoo and fed to lions, as he was considered useless for breeding.

This is no surprise. Zoos, including those in Britain, will often breed animals in captivity and create babies in an effort to keep drawing in paying visitors – yet often, there’s nowhere to put the offspring as they grow, and they are destroyed … (press release) (blog) – February 10, 2014 at 10:25 am…


Demanding justice for Shamu

Doorae Shin, Opinions Editor

Upon several deaths of whale trainers at SeaWorld and other parks, CNN’s “Blackfish” exposed shocking truths and has shaken millions around the world.

The documentary “Blackfish” was released last year, and increasingly, people have been coming out against SeaWorld and similar amusement parks that hold wild animals captive for entertainment …

The University of Hawaii Kaleo – February 10, 2014 5:00 am…


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