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“Stop the whale slaughter” petition for the Dutch Prime Minister

Avaaz is a global civic organization launched in January 2007 that promotes activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict. Avaaz is asking people to sign a petition to stop an Icelandic whale hunter called Kristján Loftsson …

Sign the petition here: www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_whal…

News of Iceland – Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:00
www.newsoficeland.com/home/env…

More information:

Plans to Block Transit of Whale Meat through Dutch Ports
www.icelandreview.com/icelandr…

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Guardian: Japanese firm stops selling endangered whale pet treats

A Japanese firm has stopped selling luxury pet food made from endangered fin whales, following a campaign by conservation groups.

Michinoku Farm, based in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, had advertised jerky-like snacks for dogs made from North Atlantic fin whales imported from Iceland. The treats were removed from its website hours after protests from four groups, including the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) in the US.

Michinoku’s president, Takuma Konno, said he had decided to pull the product even though its sale is legal in Japan …

Uprising – Published 30 May 2013, 10:05 am

Guardian: Japanese firm stops selling endangered whale pet treats

More information:

Japanese company stops selling dog food made from endangered whales
www.treehugger.com/endangered-…

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Late night deal on fisheries lacks decisive action on fish stocks

Brussels, Belgium: Early this morning negotiations between the Irish Presidency and the European Parliament concluded with an agreement on the basic regulation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). WWF is concerned that some key issues are being ignored such as decisive actions badly needed to replenish seriously depleted fish stocks …

WWF International – Posted on 30 May 2013
wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?208857…

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PETA criticisms don’t stop lovers of a circus

By Frank Abderholden

As sure as the circus has elephants and clowns, animal rights groups will also follow the circus to protest what they believe are cruel conditions for the animals.

PETA issued a press release criticizing the Piccadilly Circus BLAMMO! being held at the Lake County Fairgrounds Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, but for people attending the event, it didn’t really matter because they like animals …

Lake County News-Sun – May 29, 2013 8:44 PM – Updated: May 30, 2013 2:46AM
newssun.suntimes.com/news/2041…

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PETA alleges abuse at Piccadilly Circus (Video)

By Bobeth Yates

SARASOTA – The Suncoast in known for its love of the circus and its long history here. But now a locally owned and operated circus is in hot water with PETA.

“An eyewitness came forward and provided us with a sworn affidavit to PETA and the eyewitness reported that beatings are a regular occurrence at Piccadilly, and that they are a part of the routine training process for this circus,” said PETA official Delcianna Winder …

WWSB ABC 7 – Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:25 pm | Updated: 8:25 pm, Wed May 29, 2013
www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/…

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