Japan whale hunting is ‘dangerous’
Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media
Australia has rejected Japan’s Antarctic whaling as dangerous and a fairytale, as it laid out the case against the practice for the first time at the International Court of Justice.
Japan’s “scientific” whaling program came under detailed attack from senior counsel for Australia before the court, and in a lengthy written case released at The Hague …
Brisbane Times – June 28, 2013
Japanese whaling produces ‘no new science’
Debate in the UN whaling case between Australia and Japan is focused on whether science must always begin with a specific hypothesis.
Leading UN judges have compared Japan’s controversial whaling program with the human genome project and Charles Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle …
SBS – 27 Jun 2013, 10:52 pm
Tusk destruction good, but remember Mali
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) is pleased to see the Department of Environment and Natural Resources taking elephant protection so seriously. The destruction of P420-million worth of ivory elephant tusks will send a strong message to the international community that the cruel slaughter of elephants will not be tolerated. Poachers, unwilling to waste valuable ivory, hack off elephants’ faces with machetes, hatchets or axes. Often, entire families are poached at once, and the ground is littered with the faceless bodies of murdered elephants …
Cebu Daily News – 10:22 pm | Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Paul Watson says Costa Rica is in Japan’s pocket; blames Jairo Mora’s death on government
In an interview with Rainforest Radio yesterday, environmentalist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepard society claimed Costa Rica’s criminal complaint against him is the result of millions of dollars in donations given by Japan to Costa Rica, and also said environmentalist Jairo Mora – found murdered on a beach in Moín earlier this month – would not be dead of Costa Rica’s government would have “done its job.” …
Inside Costa Rica – June 27th, 2013
Costa Rica made up charges: Watson
Iceland whaling draws criticism from Greenpeace
The resumption of commercial fin whaling in Iceland is immoral, according to Greenpeace. Icelandic whaler Kristján Loftsson’s company Hvalur, which is backed by the country’s government, plans to catch as many as 180 fin whales over the summer months …
IceNews – Posted on 26 June 2013
News Summary: Australia says ban Japanese whaling
The Associated Press
SAVE THE WHALES: Australian lawyers asked the United Nations’ highest court to ban whaling in the waters around Antarctica, calling Japan’s annual hunt of whales commercial slaughter of marine mammals dressed up as science …
Ventura County Star – Posted June 26, 2013 at 9:58 a.m.
PETA anti-meat advert banned by advertising regulator
By Ian Griggs
Charity plans to appeal after the Advertising Standards Authority rules that the advert, which compares the health risks of eating meat to those of smoking, is misleading.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that an advert by the animal rights charity Peta ( www.peta.org.uk/ ), which suggests that the cancer risk from eating meat is comparable to the risk from smoking, is misleading and must not appear again …
Third Sector – 26 June 2013
Rainforest Radio to air exclusive interview with Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson
Jun 25, 2013 (Menafn – The Tico Times – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –On June 5, maverick conservationist and Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson wrote a biting blog titled “A Year of Living Precariously,” a summary of the unexpected and dangerous twists and turns that being an ocean warrior entails …
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