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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.

South Dakota Governor Wants Livestock Research Facility

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Mike Rounds wants a biotech animal research facility built in South Dakota. 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. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds announced Sept.

Ruppy the glowing puppy

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They do their work at the Seoul National University in South Korea. The worlds’ first transgenic dog, Ruppy (short for Ruby Puppy), produces a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light. Ruppy and four other beagles are the first dogs to glow, though the experiment has taken place in other animals. Byeong-Chun Lee and his team created the dogs by cloning fibroblast cells that create a red fluorescent gene.

From Today's New York Times

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To the Editor: Re “ South Koreans Assail U.S. This is a delicate issue that needs to be handled with sensitivity by leaders in Seoul and Washington, so that the question of beef does not derail the important free-trade agreement with South Korea being considered by Congress. South Korea is a tremendous ally of the United States. Without our strong alliance with South Korea, our influence in Asia would be vastly diminished.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

BENNETT Jeju, South Korea, Sept. To the Editor: Your reporting on the illegal ivory trade (“ Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits ,” “The Price of Ivory” series, front page, Sept. 4) is a chilling reminder of just how high the stakes have become today for elephants in the wild. Our experience on the ground confirms your reporting that this trade is increasingly tied to organized crime.