New Zealand, Australia to Conduct Whale Research Too
JANUARY 5, 2010
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. Tags: australia whales new zealand Japan Good news! It's non-lethal. Eighteen scientists will set sail for Antarctica next month to study minke, humpback and blue whale populations. They will also be assessing the impact of climate change on the whales.
Labour Urges New Zealand to Support Australia's Call to End Whaling
MARCH 1, 2010
Tags: australia whales new zealand whaling
Tourist Tries to Smuggle 44 Lizards in Underwear
DECEMBER 9, 2009
Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife trafficking reptiles Stupid new zealand lizards
Animal Cruelty Database at Pet-Abuse.com
DECEMBER 30, 2008
You can search for all kinds of crimes against animals in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Tags: canada australia animal abuse UK new zealand us There are 14,436 cases in the animal abuse database. Great research tool. Amazing work.
Sea Shepherd Activist Could Face Jail Time in Japan
APRIL 5, 2010
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How Much Animal Testing in Australia?
OCTOBER 3, 2008
Australian Association for Humane Research says that Australia experiments on more animals per capita than the European Union, the UK and New Zealand. They are trying to get figures for the Northern Territory.
Sea Shepherd Goes on Mission to Protect Bluefin Tuna
MARCH 23, 2010
Greenpeace says the New Zealand Government voted against the ban – spelling disaster for the future of the species. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully wasn’t available today to confirm how New Zealand voted. Looks like they'll need to since nobody else wants to protect them. In Qatar yesterday nations voted down a proposed ban on exporting Atlantic bluefin tuna.
Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 12/12/09
DECEMBER 13, 2009
The Calgary Zoo is under scrutiny for yet another animal death; Convicted dog fighter Michael Vick is welcomed back to Atlanta; New Zealand is being bombarded with international protests for what many consider to be a transition to “factory farming” in Mackenzie Country; Russia bemoans that fact that it hasn't matched the US in transforming sea lions into military weapons; and a German tourist is caught smuggling 44 lizards out of New Zealand in his underwear.
Japan Set for Whale Hunt Despite Earthquake and Tsunami
MAY 2, 2011
From Radio New Zealand. Nothing stops the Japanese whalers! The ABC reports five crews from the town of Ayukawa have joined the hunt, even though the tsunami destroyed Ayukawa Whaing's storage facility and carried its fleet of three whaling vessels hundreds of metres inland, where they remain. The disaster came shortly after Japan recalled its Antarctic whaling fleet a month early, citing the threat posed by the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd.
South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility
OCTOBER 31, 2010
The summit on genetically engineered animal technologies drew about 200 people from as far as South Korea and New Zealand. This looks like its for farming of livestock, not medical research, but that's bad too. Research on animals is research on animals. From the High Plains Journal. Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Sept.
Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest
4 The Love Of Animals
JULY 13, 2009
The contest, which is set to run from now until August 1, 2009, is designed to dispel the myth that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Readers in Canada, this is for you! Do you have the naughtiest dog?
The Emotional Lives of Animals
4 The Love Of Animals
MARCH 17, 2011
Crows from the remote Pacific island of New Caledonia show incredibly high-level skills when they make and use tools. When the Heaths moved, they went as far as to build a new fishpond so that Falstaff could join them.
From Today's New York Times
JULY 5, 2007
No wonder rBGH has been banned in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Since this is a new phenomenon in our lives, we can’t know the ultimate costs to our children. To the Editor: Re “ Don’t Cry Over rBST Milk ,” by Henry I. Miller (Op-Ed, June 29): Monsanto’s genetically engineered hormone has not held up to scrutiny.