Japanese Retailers Split on Selling Whale Meat
By: Jun Hongo
Following a March ruling at the International Court of Justice ordering Japan to halt its Antarctic whale-hunting expeditions, Rakuten Inc.4755.TO +0.81, Japan’s largest online retailer, removed all whale meat products from its site as of May 1.
Not all major retailers see the issue the same way …
Wall Street Journal (blog) – 9:57 pm JST May 2, 2014
Could vegetarianism save the world?
L.V. Anderson, Slate, National Post Wire Services
The meat industry is one of the top contributors to climate change, directly and indirectly producing about 14.5% ( www.fao.org/news/story/en/item… ) of the world’s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, and global meat consumption is on the rise. People generally like eating meat—when poor people start making more money, they almost invariably start buying more meat. As the population grows and eats more animal products, the consequences for climate change, pollution, and land use could be catastrophic …
National Post – May 2 1:02 PM ET
Government Funded Origami Condoms Tested on Rabbits
By: Elizabeth Harrington
Animals ‘sacrificed by lethal injection’
“Origami condoms” paid for by the U.S. taxpayers were first tested on female rabbits, which were killed after having pieces of silicone inserted in them for five days …
Washington Free Beacon – May 2, 2014 12:50 pm