Orca Capture Company Withdraws

The Chinese company we reported on a few months ago that wanted to capture live Orca, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and other marine animals in Namibia and export them to Theme Parks in China has thankfully withdrawn from the project. In a most bizarre letter, the Russian Master of the Animal Transport Vessel dropped off a […]

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Orca Rescue ends in Sacking

A Coromandel Harbourmaster has amazingly been stood down after saving an Orca which got its tail caught in a cray pot last night.   The Government Department responsible for any rescue attempt (DOC) was alerted at 9.30am yesterday. At 7pm it still could not get to the Orca so locals decided to get involved and […]

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Senator Wants Seal Clubbing Revival

In the countries competing in the Dumb-Idea Category, Canada takes today’s prize.  Canadian Senator Celine Hervieux-Payettehas has proposed a “National Seal Products Day” to help stimulate demand for Seal Products.  Her Bill S-208 would designate May 20 to celebrate products derived from seal-clubbing. WTF. The European Union allows seal imports from the traditional northern Inuit […]

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Dishonesty Trumping the Environment

Trump’s comments over the weekend regarding climate change are alarming.  President-elect Donald Trump said on Sunday that “nobody really knows” whether climate change is real.  Now I don’t think Trump is dumb.  In fact I think he is probably a very clever man.  However to make such claims in the face of copious amounts of […]

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Scientists Killing Whales & Sharks

I have serious concerns about Scientists that continue to put large satellite tags on Orca and Sharks. The recent death of an Orca in Canadian waters all but confirms what many people have been saying – that the risks of invasive tagging is significant, and in many cases leads to undue stress, infection, maiming and […]

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Backlash over Dead Fish Ice Rink

A Japanese theme park which froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of an ice rink was forced to close the attraction on Sunday after a public backlash.  You have to wonder what did they expect? Fish, crabs and other shellfish were embedded in the ice as part of a special winter attraction, called “Freezing […]

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Japanese Whalers set off for Antarctica

The Japanese whaling fleet yesterday left their port and are now on their way to Antarctica for another season of supposed Scientific Research.  This despite their loss 2 years ago in the highest court in the world that deemed their program unscientific and illegal. It begs the question “what will it take now to actually […]

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Bush Meat Trade threatens hundreds of Species with Extinction

The hunting of wildlife for bushmeat has become a “global crisis” that threatens to wipe out more than 300 species, or a quarter of all threatened terrestrial mammal species on Earth, a first-of-its-kind study released Wednesday warned. Among the world’s largest land mammals, 60 percent are at risk of extinction from human consumption, researchers found. […]

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Dogs of Poverty in Venezuela

Venezuela, considered one of the countries with the largest reserves of energy on the planet is suffering the most brutal economic and social crisis in its history as a republic.  While much focus goes onto the misery of its people, Venezuelan pets are the forgotten victims in all this, as families abandon their animals out […]

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Kiwi Skipper Slams UK Record Bid as Green-Washing Scam

An Open letter to Alan Priddy and the sponsors of Team Britannia. By Captain Pete Bethune – For immediate release In 2008, I was fortunate enough to lead the Earthrace team in setting a new record for a powerboat to circle the globe, running biodiesel fuel made from waste cooking oils. When UK Sailor Alan […]

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China Targets Live Orca and Penguin in Africa

Not satisfied with endangered Turtles and fish in their Aquariums, a recent leak shows just how tenacious the Chinese have become in their quest for rare and exotic aquarium animals. Chinese company “Welwitschia Aquatic and Wildlife Scientific Research” has applied to the Namibian Government for the yearly live capture and export of the following animals. […]

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Love for Long-Finned Eel – Finally.

One of the challenges facing Conservation groups is making the public care about animals that don’t look cute or cuddly. We faced it recently with a campaign to save the Long Finned Eel. Our petition after considerable time and pushing has just 16,000 signatures. Compare that with our petition to stop seal clubbing in Namibia, […]

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