Marine Life Top of CITES Meeting Agenda

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Australia and Japan are among the countries refusing to back a total ban. Interesting to see Japan and Australia united on some issues, in contrast to their conflict over whaling. Tags: australia CITES marine life marine animals Japan Oh look, more meetings. From Al Jazeera. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or Cites that opened in the Qatari capital on Saturday will be discussing 42 proposals during the next two weeks.

Australian Youth Least Passionate About Ending Whaling

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This finding was one of the survey results announced by the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Tags: australia whales That sucks. Young people are the future of conservation. And they are going to be stuck with a lot of shit that we're leaving for them.

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. Scientific research shows that many animals are very intelligent and have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours. In many ways, human emotions are the gifts of our animal ancestors.

Think Bush Is a Pro-Animal Environmentalist? Think Again!

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According to this AP Newswire issued yesterday: "President Bush exempted the Navy from an environmental law so it can continue using sonar in its anti-submarine warfare training off the California coast — a practice critics say is harmful to whales and other marine mammals. Critics contend sonar has harmful effects on whales, possibly by damaging their hearing, and other marine mammals worldwide. Whoever thought President Bush was a pro-animal environmentalist?