National Security or Whale Protection? Supreme Court Says Whales Lose

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Whales in danger.

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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. As whale lovers, and people who hope to one day be able to see them in the wild, we wanted to share this information with you in case you would like to get involved. Thousands of whales die each year from commercial whaling, ship strikes, and habitat disruption. Whales in danger.

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Palin's War on Beluga Whales

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Salon has a pretty good piece up about Sarah Palin's attempt to deny protection for beluga whales all for the sake of the oil industry. Tags: whales Palin

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Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

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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. sea shepherd california whales JapanFrom examiner.com.

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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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Palin Now Going After Endangered Whales

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First wolves, then polar bears, now beluga whales. At issue is the population of {the Cook Inlet beluga) whales, which were put under the protections of the Marine Mammal Protection Act eight years ago, which scientists argue hasn't sped their recovery: Palin begs to differ. Her administration argues that that the belugas are faring just fine under the protections in place, and the population is even beginning to show signs of recovering.

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Possible New Sonar Rules to Protect Marine Life

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The use of sonar is controversial because of its harmful effects on marine life such as whales. Tags: seattle navy marine life whales pacific northwest The Navy has been able to get away with using it for "national security" reasons. But there may be rules on their way to help mitigate the damage, at least in the Pacific Northwest. From the Seattle P-I (yep, the online newspaper!). A new set of rules might be in the works for the U.S.

PETA's Orca Lawsuit Dismissed by Federal Judge

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Do whales deserve constitutional protection against slavery? District Court in San Diego last October, complaining that the whales “were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for Defendants’ shows, and forced to perform, all for Defendants’ profit.

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US Judge Asked to Hear Case about Orcas

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A federal judge for the first time in US history has heard arguments in a case that could determine whether animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings. PETA claims the captured killer whales are treated like slaves, forced to live in tanks and perform daily at its parks in San Diego, California and Orlando, Florida. Sea World san diego killer whales california entertainment Orcas PETAWe'll see how it goes.

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Finless Shark Found in the Phillipines

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Eleven of them signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging to protect the whale sharks. The participants also agreed to advance the protection of seven shark species that needed protection—the Basking Shark, Great White Shark, Whale Shark, Spiny Dogfish Shark, Porbeagle Shark, and Shortfin and Longfin Mako Sharks. The shark's fins had been cut and he was still alive when found, but sadly died.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

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. Whaling for scientific research is indispensable to establish the proper conservation of whales and ocean resources. Scientific research from Japan has been highly commended by the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee.

On Different Results of Direct Action

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According to Reuters: Japan, which considers whaling to be a cherished cultural tradition, killed 679 minke whales despite plans to catch around 850. It caught just one fin whale compared with a target of 50 in the hunt that began in November. Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e.,

See OCEANS, Save Oceans!

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See OCEANS, Save Oceans ” is an initiative developed with The Nature Conservancy where a portion of each ticket sold for the film’s opening week April 22-28 will help establish new marine protected areas in The Bahamas. “We

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Steven M. Wise on Legal Rights for Animals

Animal Ethics

In 2002 the German Parliament amended Article 26 of the Basic Law to give nonhuman animals the right to be “respected as fellow creatures” and to be protected from “avoidable pain.” The legal rights of nonhuman animals might first be achieved in any of three ways. Most agree that the least likely will be through the re-interpretation or amendment of state or federal constitutions, or through international treaties.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ Of Whales and National Security ” (editorial, July 2): Today’s threats to national security are not “exaggerated”; they are increasing. During training with active sonar, we protect marine mammals by employing rigorous protective measures. Such protective measures were developed in concert with, and were approved by, federal environmental regulators.