JAPANESE DOLPHINS – SWIM WITH THEM THEN KILL THEM

  TAIJI’S OBSCENE NEW PLAN *By Paula Moore/MCT*  PETA Here’s a new entry in the annals of bad marketing ideas: Officials in Taiji, Japan, recently announced plans to open a marine park, where visitors can swim and kayak alongside dolphins and whales. Then after drying off, tourists can sample dishes made with dolphin and whale meat. And the proceeds from the park will help fund the slaughter of dolphins. How could that possibly lose? You probably recognise the name “Taiji”. … More…

HUMPBACK WHALE CALF FREED OFF GOLD COAST – END THE BLOODY NETS

Whale freed from nets off Gold Coast Date October 29, 2013 Marissa Calligeros brisbanetimes.com.au reporter A whale stuck in nets off Burleigh Heads. Photo: Nine News Rescuers have freed a baby whale from shark nets off the Gold Coast, after battling rough conditions for more than two hours. It is believed the five- to six-metre whale became stuck off Burleigh Heads shortly before 6am. Up to three adult whales stayed close by, while rescue teams worked frantically to free the … More…

BRUTAL KILLING OF KOALAS BY AUSTRALIAN BLUE GUM PLANTATIONS

Forestry giant sorry over harm to koalas Canberra [AAP] Australia’s largest exporter of eucalyptus woodchips has apologised after being stripped of its environmental certification for harming koalas. In July, ABC’s 7.30 reported that thousands of koalas had been killed or injured as loggers moved in to harvest blue gum timber plantations in south-eastern Australia. Woodchip exporter Australian Bluegum Plantations (ABP), which was named in the program, initially denied the claims via the environmental certification authority, the Forest Stewardship Council of … More…

KOALA SLAUGHTER BY NSW GOVERNMENT

Aiding and abetting the killing of koalas Dailan Pugh, The Echonetdaily.  October 28th, 2013 Koalas need large trees. Photo: Todd Odegaard/Flickr Dailan Pugh We have long recognised that our iconic koalas are in danger of extinction on the far north coast and, despite having laws in place for 20 years to redress their decline, our governments collude to hasten it. Governments of all persuasions have proven that they are willing to have rules and regulations to protect koala habitat as … More…

ANIMALS ARE SMART – HUMANS ARE DUMB

29 October 2013, 6.20am AEST Are animals as smart, or as dumb, as we think they are? The CONVERSATION.  Clint J Perry.  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. Does my dog only think of eating, sleeping and chasing squirrels? Does my girlfriend’s cat really have the capacity to plot my accidental death? Are cows just walking hamburgers and pigeons intent on world domination? Opinions vary on the answers to these questions. But where do we get our … More…

GRAY WHALES LOSE A PRECIOUS WHALE WHISPERER

Whale Whisperer Don Pachico Mayoral is Gone Posted by Carl Safina of Blue Ocean Institute on October 27, 2013 Don Pachico Mayoral, the first man to make physical contact and develop friendly relationships with some of the gray whales of Baja, Mexico, is gone. A stroke took him on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. He was 72. Carl-Safina in conversation with Don Pachico Mayoral and his son Jesus in 2012 Photo: David Huntley I met Don Pachico on the shore of … More…

AFA November 2013 Newsletter

AFA November Newsletter

Our November 2013 Newsletter is now available for download. Please select the image below or click this link. http://www.australiansforanimals.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Australians_for_Animals_Newsletter_November_2013_email.pdf   … More…

FUKUSHIMA – A NIGHTMARE FOR THE PACIFIC OCEAN

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima Michael Snyder Activist Post The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means … More…