Petition: Minke Whale Trapped in Net for 13 Days

Petition: Minke Whale Trapped in Net for 13 Days

Activists from Humane Society International (HSI) Australia are concerned about a trapped minke whale in Japan. A drone has been filming a Minke whale that’s been trapped in a fishing net near Taiji. Humane Society International/Australia’s animal welfare program manager, Georgie Dolphin, said in an emailed statement, “This minke whale has now been trapped in […]

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‘Ursine terror’: plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

‘Ursine terror’: plea to improve habitat after spate of bear attacks in Japan

A spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas in search of food. Japanese media have reported several incidents of “ursine terror” in recent weeks, including an attack in Ishikawa prefecture last […]

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Dolphin ‘drive hunting’ season begins in Wakayama whaling town

Dolphin ‘drive hunting’ season begins in Wakayama whaling town

TAIJI, WAKAYAMA PREF. – This year’s dolphin-hunting season kicked off Tuesday in the whaling town of Taiji, in Wakayama Prefecture, using a traditional “drive-hunting” method that animal-rights groups at home and abroad say is cruel. The controversial hunting technique, in which fishermen herd dolphins and small whales into a cove where they can be killed […]

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Norway’s barbaric slaughter of hundreds of majestic minke whales casts a shadow over its proud, wealthy and enlightened outlook

Norway’s barbaric slaughter of hundreds of majestic minke whales casts a shadow over its proud, wealthy and enlightened outlook

On the quayside in the picturesque Norwegian village of Andenes, the crew have been preparing their ship for the start of the new season in three days’ time. The engines have been serviced, the wooden meat-cooling pallets have been lifted on to the deck and the deadly exploding harpoons have been loaded. This weekend the […]

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