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PETA Lawsuit Might Force Us to Rethink our Relationship with Animals

“Orca Slavery” Case Against SeaWorld Questions Our Authority to Treat Other Living Beings As Property

It’s tough to be an animal rights advocate these days, or even someone with an ounce of compassion and an awareness of the atrocities that our species visits upon all others. An overwhelming number of people remain oblivious to the suffering that…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – November 15, 2011

Obama Isn’t Saving the Whales

Without Economic Sanctions it’s Unlikely Iceland will End its Whaling Program

There is nothing quite like a trade sanction to help persuade a country into changing its behaviour. Which is why President Obama’s decision to waive all economic sanctions against Iceland for their illegal whaling operations has left people scratching their heads. Earth…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – September 16, 2011

Why People Should Stop Buying Tickets to Captive Dolphin Shows

Live Dolphin Exports a Major Reason for Continuing Hunts in Japan

This year’s second dolphin drive hunt in Taji, Japan, took place on September 10. It involved the capture of a pod of bottlenose dolphins and the selection of one “show quality” individual who is destined for a life in captivity. It will…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – September 13, 2011

Japan Dolphins Day – Note from Taji

Raising Awareness within Japan is Key to Halting Dolphin Slaughter

As our bus pulled into the parking lot across from "The Cove", which many of you have seen in the in the Oscar-winning documentary bearing that name, we immediately knew that our efforts had been a success. The normally sleepy Japanese town…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – September 2, 2011

Bluefin tuna – on the brink of extinction

Why we stand to lose much more than an item off a seafood menu

The bluefin tuna has become such a prominent cornerstone of our consumptive culture that its name is rarely unaccompanied by the words ‘sandwich’ or ‘sushi’. For many generations, this enormous fish has nourished people from every walk of life — from the…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – April 25, 2011

Stubborn Canada Continues With Annual Seal Slaughter Despite Low Demand

468,200 seals are slated for slaughter this year

Oh, Canada! Why art thou so stubborn? The Great Canadian Seal Slaughter, the single largest marine mammal slaughter in the world, is in full swing and will continue to the end of May. This controversial hunt has been hotly contested for decades,…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – April 14, 2011

Norway Begins Annual Whale Slaughter Despite International Criticism

Inhumane whaling methods involving exploding harpoons largely unchanged for 70 years

Spring has finally arrived! That means sunny days, blooming flowers and… the brutal slaughter of thousands of whales. That's right – the Norwegian whaling season officially opened on April 1, or All Fools' Day, although this 'cultural tradition' is certainly no joke…
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by: Laura Bridgeman – April 5, 2011

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