Iceland won’t be killing any whales this year

Iceland won’t be killing any whales this year

Icelandic whaling company IP-Utgerd announced April 24 that it is stopping whaling completely, while the country’s largest whaling firm, Hvalur hf., says it won’t be hunting any whales for the second year in a row. IP-Utgerd, which mainly targeted minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), cited financial difficulties after no-fishing zones were extended off the Icelandic coast, […]

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Petition: Seven More Big Cats Test Positive for COVID-19 but Don’t Worry Animals Can’t Transmit the Virus to Humans

Petition: Seven More Big Cats Test Positive for COVID-19 but Don’t Worry Animals Can’t Transmit the Virus to Humans

Seven more big cats at the Bronx Zoo have tested positive for coronavirus. This follows the announcement earlier in the month that a tiger at the zoo had tested positive. Four tigers and three African lions have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the zoo. Nadia, the four-year-old Malayan tiger, was the first diagnosis at […]

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How Rearing, Hunting, Trading, Killing, Dissecting and Eating Animals Leads to Zoonotic Diseases like COVID-19

How Rearing, Hunting, Trading, Killing, Dissecting and Eating Animals Leads to Zoonotic Diseases like COVID-19

Two weeks ago, a friend greeted me with a bow and heartfelt “Namaste.” Three days later, a family member taught me how to “footshake.” In the face of COVID-19, people worldwide are ditching traditional handshakes, kisses, or nose-to-nose greetings in favor of touchless gestures with the Indian “Namaste” emerging as a global favorite. The speed […]

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Petition: Cruel Commercial Whaling and Seal Hunts Continue as “Essential” Activities During Coronavirus Pandemic

Petition: Cruel Commercial Whaling and Seal Hunts Continue as “Essential” Activities During Coronavirus Pandemic

While most of the world is on lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the deadly pandemic sweeping the world, some countries are still continuing cruel activities. Japan and Norway have decided that commercial whale hunting, a horrible practice, is “essential.” Despite the global ban by International Whaling Commission on commercial whaling […]

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