Dairy Industry Rightfully loses Court Battle

Reliable as clockwork, and right on cue, DairyNZ – who pride themselves on speaking for the entire dairy industry – stepped up to the microphone and shot themselves in the head. What I describe as their venomous little mission to nail Greenpeace for their highly-effective dirty dairying ad has ended as it should have. The […]

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Norway is looking to kill 3 of their 6 remaining Wolf Packs

Norway to Kill 2/3 of their Wolves

In yet another example of domesticated animals taking over a country, Norwegian officials on Friday approved the killing of 47 wolves, more than two-thirds of the population of about 68 wolves living in the country.  There are an estimated 2.5 million sheep in Norway, and Officials believe that each year up to 1,000 of these may be killed by […]

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Free Riding on Conservation

A bloke called me this morning.  He asked me to help him raise funds for a boat so that he could in his words, “highlight the issue of plastics in the oceans”.  He wants to sail around the world and use social media to alert people to the problem.   I typically get one such call […]

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Proposed Shipments to China included 10 live Orca to be captured off the Namibian Coast

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Dolphins, Seals, Penguins and other marine animals in Namibia and export them to Theme Parks in China has thankfully withdrawn from the project.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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Last year 38,000 Babay seals were kille in the Canadian Seal "Harvest"

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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Tagging Orca and Sharks can lead to their death by Bacterial and Fungal Infections

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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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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Dogs are increasingly abandoned in the streets at families struggle to feed them.

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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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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Costa Rica – The Arribada & Harvesting of Turtle Eggs

This August saw Pete headed to Costa Rica to observe the Arribada and see exactly what is going on with the legal harvesting of the turtle eggs in Playa Ostional. Four times a year, ten days before the new moon from August to November, masses of olive ridley sea turtles simultaneously swim out of the […]

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