Obama wants to protect oceans and combat illegal fisheries
A proposal of the United States Government to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary could mean the ban on commercial fishing, mining and oil exploration in a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
And this initiative is added to President Barak Obama’s call for federal agencies to work together in the development of a comprehensive programme to combat seafood product fraud and keep illegal fish outside the US market …
FIS-5 – Thursday, June 19, 2014, 03:10
PETA protesting meat industry at Ottawa Ribfest kickoff
By Andrew Nguyen
Meat lovers at the kickoff of Ottawa Ribfest Wednesday might be in for a shock as three PETA members are planning to stage a protest against the meat industry.
They are expected to be wearing nothing but tattoo markings that mimic a butcher’s diagram of body and will standing behind a poster that reads “All Animals Have the Same Parts — Try Vegan.” …
Ottawa Citizen – June 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Ottawa Ribfest kicked off at noon, PETA protest low-key
Iceland whaling season under way amid protests
By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online
Stockholm (dpa) – Icelandic whaling firm Hvalur has caught two fin whales since the whaling season opened at the weekend, reports said Wednesday.
Conservation groups including the WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) and Germany-based Pro Wildlife urged a halt to the whaling …
Europe Online Magazine – June 18, 2014
Nation’s whaling program up against the wall
Beset from all sides, the whaling industry is standing at a crossroads after losing a case filed by Australia at a United Nations court seeking an end to Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.
The ruling by the International Court of Justice in late March has forced Japan to review a whaling program it claims is conducted for “scientific research.” …
The Japan Times – Jun 18, 2014
Hundreds of Sea Shepard Activists Defending Whales from Denmark’s ‚Grind‘
By Jenna Iacurci
Hundreds of activists with the Sea Shepard conservation group are flocking to the Faroe Islands in Denmark this week to defend against the annual slaughter of some 900 pilot whales – a massacre locally known as a „grind.“ …
Nature World News – Jun 17, 2014 04:22 PM