At Japan’s dolphin hunt, a struggle between local traditions and global anger

At Japan’s dolphin hunt, a struggle between local traditions and global anger

TAIJI, Japan – A line of eight boats came into view just below the horizon. A pod of about a dozen dolphins broke the glassy surface off Taiji, the center of Japan’s annual dolphin hunt, which continues despite international outrage. Fishermen banged on semi-submerged poles to create an underwater wall of sound, driving the dolphins […]

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‘It’s ridiculous’: B.C. tour operator fined $35K for baiting black bears for customers to view

‘It’s ridiculous’: B.C. tour operator fined $35K for baiting black bears for customers to view

AB.C. tour company has been fined $35,000 for attracting black bears with food so that customers on jeep and jet ski tours had a better chance of seeing wild animals, according to the B.C. Conservation Service. Blue River Safari pleaded guilty this week in provincial court to attracting dangerous wildlife after a 2017 investigation by […]

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Trump Administration OKs ‘Cyanide Bombs’ Despite Indiscriminate Killing of Thousands of Animals a Year

Trump Administration OKs ‘Cyanide Bombs’ Despite Indiscriminate Killing of Thousands of Animals a Year

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration today announced it will reauthorize use of sodium cyanide in wildlife-killing devices called M-44s. These “cyanide bombs” received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency despite inhumanely and indiscriminately killing thousands of animals every year. They have also injured people. “This appalling decision leaves cyanide traps lurking in the wild to […]

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