Funky Fish

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If you are looking for something fun for you kids, yourself, and your fish, then I have just the thing for you! We were recently contacted by Funky Fish and even got to try out the Rock Band Kit for our fish tank! Funky Fish kits come in two styles, Rock Band and Slumber Party.

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Fish of the Maldives

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Look at all the fun fish you can find in the Maldives. The world is full of beautiful, colorful, animals! Thanks to Kuoni Maldives holidays for sharing this infographic with us. wildlife

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How to Eat Fish Sustainably

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Needless to say, I support NOT eating any fish or meat all. BUT, for those people who do eat fish and want to do so responsibly, here is a very educational article that addresses the issue. Tags: sustainability fish seafood Want the highlights? Eat as locally as possible. Ask questions. Read labels. Choose wisely at restaurants. Eat lower on the food chain. Have stand-bys. *Be Be careful with the big two (shrimp and salmon).

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Farmed Fish Are No Easy Solution

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Many believe that the solution to our wild fish problems is to promote farmed alternatives. Here's an article spotlighting farmed fishing in Chile. Eat farmed fish and create other environmental perils. Tags: fisheries chile fish latin america environment But, as with any kind of mass production, this is filled with all kinds of risks. It's really damned if you do and damned if you don't. Eat wild runs and cause their extinction.

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Fishing

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about seafood

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US Fish & Wildlife Only Accepting Snail Mail

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On the Keeping of Endangered Fishes

Animal Person

Assuming that the fish are kept in a large aquarium that mimics their natural habitat, and that the keeper treats the fish as family (as they would a rescued dog, cat, rabbit, etc.), Can we ever meet the needs of fishes by keeping them in our homes?

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Japan Mad about Banning Bluefish Tuna Fishing

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I'm not surprised considering their attitude about whale meat. Apparently, it's all "cultural imperialism. Considering Japan's history in East Asia, it is seriously ironic to me that they throw the word "imperialism" around. Give me a break. The article's writer is a bit more objective about this than I am.) By the way, the proposed ban was defeated. We'll see how long this fishery lasts before it too goes extinct.

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Fish Farming

Animal Ethics

Here is a New York Times story about fish farming—in the Israeli desert! According to the story, "Fish farming. has become more lucrative worldwide as people seek more fish in their diet for better health, and ocean fisheries increasingly are being depleted

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Washington State to Cut Fish and Wildlife Jobs

Critter News

More than 100 employees at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife could lose their jobs. Fish and Wildlife managers will tell employees this week that their jobs may be eliminated to meet an expected multi-million-dollar budget shortfall I expect we'll see this in a lot of other agencies as well.

US Fish and Wildlife Offers Ivory Identification Guide

Critter News

US Fish and Wildlife has a guide for identification. Wonder if something is made from illegal ivory? From the web page. This is a web version of the Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes by Edgard O. Espinoza and Mary-Jacque Mann, published in cooperation with the CITES Secretariat, and was developed to give information about a nondestructive and visual means of tentatively distinguishing clearly legal ivory from suspected illegal ivory at ports of entry.

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Greenpeace Drops Boulders in Fishing Grounds to Halt Trawling

Critter News

Very action oriented for them. Are they trying for their own Animal Planet show?

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Henry S. Salt (1851-1939) on Fish-Eating

Animal Ethics

Before leaving this question of "consistency," as affected by the gradations of our duty of humaneness to animals, a few words may be said on the practice of fish-eating. Thompson has only shown his unfamiliarity with the subject, for his novel proposition is in fact an old one, which has been debated and rejected by the Vegetarian Society in its adherence to its original rule of excluding fish, flesh and fowl, and nothing else, from its dietary.

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On the Eating of Seafood

Animal Person

"We are fighting a war against fish, and we are. That brief trailer could be a gift in the disguise of paradoxical message about how we can still kill and eat fish, yet not be at war with them. An Inconvenient Truth for Fish (telegraph.co.uk).

What Makes a Fish Organic?

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California Legislators Call for Wildlife Official's Resignation

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The wildlife official in question is the President of the California Fish and Game Commission. fish and wildlife california government mountain lions hunting idaho trophy huntingHe is a proponent of trophy hunting and was photographed with a dead mountain lion in Idaho. Full story here.

Northern Arapahoes Given Right to Kill Eagles for Religious Purposes

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Fish and Wildlife Service granted a permit March 9 to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing it either to kill or capture and release two bald eagles this year. bald eagle us fish and wildlife religion native americans hunting us tribesFrom the Seattle PI. A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. The U.S.

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Mexico and US Go at it Again Over Dolphin-Labeling and Tuna

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World Trade Organization economics dolphin mexico tuna trade fishing usFrom the Bridges Weekly Trade News Digest. The long-running dispute between the US and Mexico over Washington’s ‘dolphin safe’ labelling practice for tuna products is likely to see a WTO appeal, after the two parties together asked for an extension of the appeals deadline.

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Second Bear Killed On Trans-Canada Highway

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fish and wildlife canada bearInterestingly, we just went on a tour of the Canadian Rockies where the wildlife corridors and fences were lauded by the tour guide as a way for wildlife to avoid the roads. Apparently, there's room for improvement. From the Calgary Herald. The second bear to meet its end this year on the Trans-Canada Highway has prompted an animal rights group to call for immediate repairs to a fence line intended to protect wildlife in Banff National Park.

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect US Wolverines

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Fish and Wildlife Service denied the species protection in March and said that even if wolverines disappeared from the lower 48 states, the species would survive because there are larger populations in Canada. Tags: us fish and wildlife endangered species Oh, what a surprise. The Department of the Interior ignored scientific conclusions regarding an endangered species. Again. And it's up to the environmental movement to stop it. Again. Environmental groups sued the U.S.

Canadian Sentenced for Ivory Smuggling

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Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife officials from Environment Canada and the U.S. Tags: ivory canada us fish and wildlife africa smuggling us Good news. Tania Julie Siyam, a 32-year-old Canadian art dealer, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison and pay a $100,000 fine for illegally smuggling ivory from Cameroon to the United States. The sentence follows a long running international investigation by special agents of the U.S,

Serial Poachers Devastate Montana

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Sharecropping the Oceans

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Training a goldfish!

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The awesome R2 Fish Training School makes it easy and fun to train your goldfish (or any fish actually, as long as it’s about an inch long). From teaching your fish to go through hoops, to playing basketball, the R2 Fish Training School has it all and then some!

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Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and killed his dog. Estimates of predator populations by State fish and game officials indicate that the number of predators removed by WS is small compared with overall predator numbers. Tags: fish and wildlife USDA Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.

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Wordless Wednesday: Something Fishy

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Fish are always on the move, making them a bit hard to photograph. We just couldn’t let the dog be the only one having all the fun on Wordless Wednesday! cute animals wordless wednesday

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To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

And I want Baby Sky to grow up in a home where there is just as much respect for chickens and calves and fishes as there is for greyhounds and cats and people.

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Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting

Animal Person

And of course, many self-identified vegetarians eat fishes and/or chickens. I was going to change Animal Person to Vegan Atheist 40+ Parenting and come back to blogging.

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

And if you know someone who still eats fish or anyone else from the sea, this is a fantastic book, as I don't recall anyone giving sea creatures the respect they deserve in a long time (and telling their audience the truth about their lives and deaths). N]o fish gets a good death.

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National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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Obviously the fish and the bird weren’t keen on wearing any clothes, but our dog Baby sure loves it! Who knew there was a special day just for dressing up your pet? Especially in the cold winter weather. What about you? Do you dress your pet in clothing? clothing cute animals dogs

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On ANIMAL EQUALITY, by Joan Dunayer

Animal Person

At a minimum, catching and releasing a fish inflicts pain, terror, and temporary disability. Many fishes are released with a gaping hole where they were stabbed and held aloft for photos" (66). . If fishers truly wished to revitalize fish populations, they would leave them alone.

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Welsh Report Shows Increased Animal Research at Cardiff University

Critter News

In four years it experimented on 157,839 mice, 17,324 rats, 11,096 fish, 1,941 birds, 1,253 guinea pigs, 933 pigeons, 884 frogs, 207 cats, 54 rabbits and 18 tree shrews from the tropics of south-east Asia. By comparison, Bangor University used 1,464 mice and 664 fish, Aberystwyth used 289 cattle, 153 mice and 102 sheep and Swansea used 1,208 fish. Here's an article about an increase in animal experiments at Cardiff University in Wales.

Pawliday Giveaway for Small Dogs #PetSmart

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PetSmart has a full line of holiday items for your pet (they even have things for fish and guinea pigs!). We have some adorable goodies to share with a lucky small dog today. The items in the photo come from the Disney line and are simply adorable.

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SPECIESISM, by Joan Dunayer, Part Deux

Animal Person

No living group of nonhuman animals--no existing species of invertebrate, fish, amphibian, reptile, bird or nonhuman mammal--is ancestral to humans. Modern fishes radically differ from the fish who was the last common ancestor of fishes and humans. It moves society closer to the view that all forms of speciesist exploitation--from dog breeding to commercial fishing--are morally wrong (151).

It’s a boy! Baby bottlenosed dolphin born!

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Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort experience where guests enjoy a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel with rays and tropical fish, hand-feed exotic birds and relax on pristine beaches.

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Amazing Rescue of a Dog Stranded at Sea

Critter News

A golden lab was rescued by a North Carolina fishing guide about a mile from land. It sounds like his owner left him in one boat while he went off fishing with a friend in another. Some commenters think the story is a hoax. Who knows. But at least the story has a happy ending. Feliz Friday!

Sea Shepherd to Head to Mediterranean to Protect Tuna

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Announcing their venture into the Mediterranean, the organisation's founder and president, Captain Paul Watson, said: "We need to bring to the attention of the international public that one of the most unique fish species in the world, the Bluefin tuna, is on the brink of extinction due to the illegal fisheries driven by Japan's insatiable demand for this expensive fish.". Sea Shepherd will be sending the Steve Irwin and Bob Barker to the Mediterranean to help protect Bluefin Tuna.

100,000 Salmon Released in Sweden

Critter News

From Biteback: On the night of 21 November more than 100,000 salmon were liberated from two fish farms in northen Sweden. These two fish farms are a part of the huge Swedish fish farming industry that kills over 5 billion fish every year. In a fish farm, tens of thousands of fish live cramped in net-cages without any chance to engage in their natural behaviors, like traveling long distances.

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On Wipeout and Lion Burgers

Animal Person

I mean, I eat chicken and fish.". Interviewer: "Wait, so you want to abolish animal cruelty, except for chickens and fish, (pointing at the contestant) because she doesn't like them?". Now you kill turkeys, chickens, fish and--". Have you seen the ridiculous television show, Wipeout ? There's something hilarious about people intentionally putting themselves in a position to be beaten up like Wile E. Coyote.

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Black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins for Halloween

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Black rhinos are considered endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and are found in central and southern Africa. Busch Gardens® Tampa’s black rhinoceros, Forest, enjoyed some pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.

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