Canada Reaches Seal Product Deal with China

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In order to offset the loss of the seal product market in Europe, Canada has made a deal with China. Although 40 Chinese animal rights groups have protested, they don't really have any political or financial clout to change anything. canada europe seal hunt seals chinaI'm not surprised. China as a whole still doesn't have a national conscience about these issues.

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Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

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Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. Conservation groups have staged protests in 20 Russian cities this week, demanding an end to the slaughter. Activists accused Norwegian companies of encouraging the killing because seal hunting was no longer allowed in their own country Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion.

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PETA Activist Pied in the Face

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A PETA anti seal hunt activist was hit in the face with a pie in Newfoundland. In other news, PETA received more publicity for their anti seal hunting campaign when one of their protesters was hit in the face with a pie. That's good, because I really hate Canada's odious seal hunt. Tags: seal hunters PETA This after a PETA activist hit Canada Fisheries Minister Gail Shae with a pie.

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Newfoundland MP Says PETA Pie Throw Could be Terrorism

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She's referring to the pie thrown in the face of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea by a PETA member protesting the Canadian seal hunt. Tags: canada animal enterprise terrorism act seals PETA It's pretty scary that a Liberal MP would actually question whether a pie in the face is terrorism. I'm wondering whether the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in the US is making the rounds of Canadian politicians.

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Podcast Uploaded for Week Ending 02/06/10

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In this week's podcast ending February 6, 2010: **Willet Dairy the subject of a Mercy for Animals undercover investigation suspends a worker shown abusing cows; **The Humane Society applauds the Allergan Corporation for progress on the replacement of animal subjects in Botox testing; **PETA files a lawsuit to free Lucy the elephant from the Edmonton Zoo; **Mexican activists protest bullfights; **Canada steps up its support of seal hunting while hosting a G7 meeting.

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New Podcast for Week Ending February 13, 2009

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In this week’s podcast ending February 13, 2010: **Britain’s Ministry of Defense defends its use of pigs as subjects in explosives testing; **an elephant expert argues for the closing of the elephant exhibit at the Toronto Zoo; **the State of Hawaii seeks to toughen penalties for dog fighting; **Animal rights groups protest the Canadian seal hunt in the shadow of the 2010 Olympics.

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New Podcast Uploaded for 01/30/10

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In this week's podcast ending January 30, 2010: **A Mercy for Animals video spurs calls for a ban on tail docking in the State of New York; **Animal rights activists try to stop construction of a bullfighting ring in Beijing; **A PETA protestor gets a pie in the face for protesting against the Canadian seal hunt; **And legislation is proposed in China to ban the eating of cats and dogs.

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On Small Victories

Animal Person

Here's the set-up: The European Parliament endorsed a ban on seal products. But Foot doesn't buy it and asks--again-- Yet over the long history of animal rights activism in Canada, it's hard to find evidence that the larger aims of such protests are ever achieved. Notwithstanding their local tactical victories, are animal rights protesters really as effective as they appear? Yesterday's " Do Small Victories Affect Big Picture in Animal Rights Debate?

The Top 5 Avian Ambassadors of Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

Some might even protest at being kept separate, raising their voices as they eye the main conference birds with hungry intent. Would those polar counterparts laugh over similar life situations (“You also like 3 day old seal blubber?”),