POLL: Should wild orcas be displayed at the Sochi Winter Olympics?

Two wild orcas have been captured by Russian hunters, and are on their way to be displayed in a dolphinarium at the Sochi Winter Olympics. White Sphere, the Russian company behind this, are just looking to make a fast buck from the tourists who will be descending on to Sochi during the Games. All at […]

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Japanese fishermen begin annual slaughter of hundreds of dolphins

Fishermen in Japan began slaughtering hundreds of bottlenose dolphins early on Tuesday morning, campaigners said, despite mounting international calls for the animals to be spared. Members of the marine conservation group Sea Shepherd who are monitoring the annual cull in Taiji, on Japan’s Pacific coast, said local fishermen had started killing an estimated 250 dolphins […]

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POLL: Should the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji Cove be stopped?

On Friday, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said a pod of more than 250 dolphins including babies, juveniles and a rare albino calf had been driven into a cove in Taiji, south-east Japan. Taiji is renowned for its dolphin-hunting traditions, shooting to prominence after the release of the 2009 Oscar-winning documentary The Cove. The town […]

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POLL: Should the cull of badgers be allowed to continue in 2014?

This year will be pivotal for one of the most controversial policies involving animal welfare in recent times, when the government decides whether to proceed with extending the badger cull pilots, which began last summer in the areas of Gloucestershire and Somerset, to other parts of England. The effectiveness of the trials is currently being assessed […]

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POLL: Should the fox-hunting laws in the UK be relaxed?

A senior Liberal Democrat has called on the coalition to reconsider the fox-hunting law as it is being flouted with impunity and encourages young people in the countryside to think it is normal to break the law. Sir Nick Harvey, a former defence minister, described the fox-hunting law as “an ass” since it is routinely […]

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POLL: Should Humpback Whales Be Removed From the Endangered Species List in 2014?

After being almost hunted to extinction, Humpback whales were added to the U.S. list of endangered species in 1988. Adults can be 40-50 feet long and weigh around 80,000lbs! They are a baleen whale, which means that they filter their food with baleen plates rather than eat it with teeth. North Pacific humpback whales came […]

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Petition: Help Us Protect the Arctic from a Dangerous Chemical That Killed Over 2,000 Birds

This past spring, more than 2,000 birds died due to a chemical spill off the southwest coast of England in one of the country’s worst marine pollution accidents. The birds were killed by the dangerous chemical polyisobutene (PIB). This chemical is used as a lubricant to improve ship engine performance and may end up in […]

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Petition: Stop the Swedish Wolf Hunt

The first licensed wolf hunt in Sweden since 2011 is scheduled for February 1, 2014. Up to 30 wolves could be shot to cull their numbers from the current level of 350 to 400 down to 170. The gray wolf is still an endangered species in Sweden. Environmentalists say that reducing the wolf population in […]

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