‘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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