Dog rescued in Japan!

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Amazing stories of survival keep coming out of Japan, and our hearts are lifted when we see stories like this one. After being washed out to sea, and somehow surviving on top of the roof of the house that was washed out, this miracle dog was rescued!

Japan's New Government Supports Whaling

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Japan's new center left Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama continues to support Japan's whaling operations. Japan's new government urged Australia on Tuesday to help prevent violent attacks by activists on Japanese whalers as it stood by the country's traditional support for whaling, an official said. Tags: sea shepherd Japan whaling

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Japan Pet Aid

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To Dog With Love: Japan Pet Aid: P&G Pet Care to match donations. Until April 3oth (or $50,ooo) P&G Pet Care will match all donations. This is wonderful for those pets, and the people who love them, that were affected by the tsunami and earthquake. Please click the link or image to read the full story and if you can, make a donation before the deadline so it can be doubled. people helping animals

Japan Mad about Banning Bluefish Tuna Fishing

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Considering Japan's history in East Asia, it is seriously ironic to me that they throw the word "imperialism" around. Tags: bluefish tuna CITES Japan I'm not surprised considering their attitude about whale meat. Apparently, it's all "cultural imperialism. 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.

Efforts Being Made to Halt Dolphin Slaughter in Japan

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It's that time of year in Taiji Japan when they start slaughtering dolphins. You can read about Save Japan Dolphin's efforts here. Tags: Japan whaling It looks like there is at least some hope.

Sea Shepherd Activist Could Face Jail Time in Japan

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Japan is formally charging Sea Shepherd Captain Peter Bethune with trespassing, carrying a knife, damaging property, forcible obstruction of business and one charge of causing injury. Japan has accused Bethune of illegally boarding (trespassing) the Japanese ship, Shonan Maru II, which is where most of the charges stem. Tags: sea shepherd whales new zealand Japan Pretty serious stuff.

IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org ) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. One of IFAW’s goals in Japan will be to meet with representatives from local rescue groups and the veterinary community to discuss potential collaborative opportunities with the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition or NARSC.

Amazon Sells Whale Bacon?

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And it is, of course, on Amazon's Japan website. meat marine animals whales amazon exotic meat JapanEwwwww.

Resources for Japanese Animal Rescue

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natural disaster animal rescue JapanHere's a good link to rescue efforts.

Japanese Article on Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd

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A surprisingly uncritical look at Paul Watson by a Japanese writer for the Japan Times. Tags: sea shepherd paul watson whales Japan

Please Continue to Donate for Japanese Relief Effort

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We donated to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support. From their web site.HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata and Japan Cat Network have combined forces to focus information, rescue and support for animals in crisis due to the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami in northern Japan. natural disaster animal rescue Japan earthquake

South Korea to Become 4th Nation to Hunt Whales

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whales South Korea Japan huntingThis announcement is considered a major blow to the campaign to end global whaling. It sucks big time.

SeaWorld Upset by Dophin Slaughter Film "The Cove"

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They are basically portrayed as benefiting from the horrific hunting and capture of dolphins in Japan. Tags: captivity dolphin marine life Japan amusement parks It is not a favorable portrayal.

Gruesome Photos of Japanese Whale "Processing"

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No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China. Tags: CITES marine animals Japan china endangered species The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down."

New Zealand, Australia to Conduct Whale Research Too

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New Zealand and Australia are joining forces to carry out research on whales using non-lethal methods, in an attempt to challenge Japan's hunting programme. The scientists hope their research will help to disprove Japan's claims that whales have to be killed if they are to be properly studied. Tags: australia whales new zealand Japan Good news! It's non-lethal.

Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

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China, by far the world’s largest consumer of the cartilaginous fish, for sharkfin soup, and Japan, which has battled to keep the convention from being extended to any marine species, led the opposition. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan china endangered species Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. This really sucks. According to the New York Times.

Whaling Compromises Of Little Use

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The packages, announced by IWC Chairman William Hogarth, would either phase out Japan's scientific whaling programme in the Southern Ocean in exchange for Japan being allowed to take a unspecified number of Minke whales off its own coast in the North Pacific or would allow Japan's scientific whaling programme to continue in the Southern Ocean if it adheres to annual limits set by the IWC's Scientific Committee. Tags: norway iceland whale Japan whaling This sucks.

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.

Paul Watson Gets His Australian Visa

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Another Critical Article Directed at CITES

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Almost One-Third of Japanese Whale Kill Was Pregnant

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"The Cove" Is Getting Attention

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Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

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sea shepherd california whales JapanFrom examiner.com. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is just about ready to chalk up a win against a California seafood dealer who imported endangered whale meat from Tokyo and sold it to Califorian restaurants. Today, according to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Ginichi Y Ohira was charged in Los Angeles federal court with selling whale meat in violation of the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.

Petition to Urge Japanese Government to Require Registration of Zoo Animal Handlers

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zoos JapanFrom the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has proposed that the Ministry exempt JAZA's members from the current requirement to register as animal handlers with local authorities.

Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

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Japan, which imports most of the tuna, led the fight against a proposed ban. Tags: CITES marine animals Japan endangered species "Earth Hour" was held yesterday. People were supposed to turn their lights off for an hour. I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour." It's in response to the pathetic CITES conference which basically screwed marine animal protection.

Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans)

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Well today I am happy to share the Japan Box from Skoshbox. We have shared a few treat boxes with you before, but they have always been for pets! Because it’s just for humans!

An End to Japanese Whaling?

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Whales Losing the Will to Live?

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Dog Circus on VICE’S The Cute Show

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VICE traveled to Tsukuba City, Japan to find out just how talented these fury four-legged friends really are, who have three Guinness Book of World Records awards to prove it! What do you get when you put dogs in a circus? The answer is cuteness.

"The Cove" Continues to Disturb

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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.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ Japan’s Whaling Obsession ” (editorial, April 1): Japan strongly supports the international protection of endangered whale species and advocates for the sustainable harvest of species in abundance only. Japan is sincerely committed to researching whales’ dietary habits and nutrition status, as well as the shift in whale populations by age over time. Japan Information Center Consulate General of Japan New York, April 4, 2007

Dog Gone Smart Beds

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Dog Gone SmartTM pet products can be purchased at retailers like Cutter’s Mill Pet Store, Petco, Pet Food Express, Pet People, Joyful Honda in Japan, Fressnaph in Europe, In the Company of Dogs and Fetch Dog catalogs, and U.S.

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Psychiatrist Arrested for Trafficking in Gall Bladders

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From the Seattle P-I: A Japanese psychiatrist with a home in Seattle is facing poaching and gun-possession charges following allegations that he poached several black bears and tried to smuggle gallbladders back to Japan. So, it's not just rednecks in Washington State who are doing this.

Unacceptable Trade in Primate Research Animals

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Around 10,000 are bred and exported from Mauritius to the US, UK and Japan. I'm so glad I have this blog and other web outlets to highlight these kinds of stories. If not for these outlets, I would have to sit in a slow simmer as none of my "friends" can handle or understand the outrage. I think they just want to live in happy denial. If they think about what's going on and their role in it, then they might actually have to care.

Unlikely Healer Walks on Three Paws

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Soon people from South Africa to Japan heard about what was happening, and wrote to share their stories, their challenges, and their curiosity about what Henry was learning.

Guy Who Trained Flipper Protests Dolphin Slaughter

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Today, the man who trained Flipper for the popular 1960s TV series is crusading against the slaughter of dolphins in Japan, captured by hidden cameras in a chilling documentary called “The Cove” that’s being shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. I just read this story today. The moment Flipper died in his arms, Richard O’Barry was transformed from a dolphin trainer into an activist determined to free captive dolphins around the world. That was 39 years ago.

Whales in danger.

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The plan can mean not only reversing the current ban on whale hunting by Norway, Iceland, and Japan for the next ten years, but will allow whaling in the internationally recognized whale sanctuary around Antarctica. We recently got an email about the dangers currently being faced by our whale population as a result of a recent proposal to legalize commercial whaling.

From the Mailbag

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I've linked back to that story in my latest post on Japan v Greenpeace saga on my Dot Earth blog. Hey there, Just discovered your nice blog on animals and ethics. I've touched on relevant issues off and on, but most specifically in a 2004 piece on arguments for and against whale hunts. www.nytimes.com/dotearth I'm going to add Animal Ethics to my blogroll. A very under-appreciated arena. Best, Andy -- Andrew C. Revkin The New York Times / Science 620 Eighth Ave.,