WICKED CRUELTY TO ORCAS IN MOSCOW

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 WICKED CRUELTY TO ORCAS IN MOSCOW ‘Imprisoned’ Killer Whales Spark Outcry in Moscow By Alexey Eremenko Oct. 26 2014 19:15 Last edited 19:16 RussianOrca.comNarnia the orca, shown here after her capture in the Far East in 2012, is now being kept in a tank in Moscow. Russian police have refused to open a case into orca whales being held in Moscow in what animal rights campaigners say are cramped tanks that could leave the mammals deaf and insane. Activists claim that killer whale cries have been heard … More…

San Francisco recognises whales’ and dolphins’ right to freedom

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San Francisco recognises whales’ and dolphins’ right to freedom 22 October 2014 – 11:55pm Reports are emerging of a landmark resolution passed this week by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recognising whales’ and dolphins’ right to freedom from captivity. According to reports the resolution states that whales and dolphins deserve ‘to be free of captivity, and to remain unrestricted in their natural environment’. The resolution was championed by Commissioner Russell Tenofsky and backed by both San Francisco Supervisor Scott … More…

VET REPORTS DEMONSTRATE SEAWORLD ANIMALS VERY DISTRESSED

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Vet Reports are in … SeaWorld’s Animals are Deemed Mentally and Physically Distressed Well this can’t be too big of a surprise. After sending their own marine mammal veterinarian, Dr. Heather Rally, to SeaWorld, PETA is now filing a complaint that will call the U.S. Department of Agriculture to send inspectors to SeaWorld in San Diego. The complaint was issued as a result of Rally’s findings while at the marine park. According to the report, Rally found “scars and lesions … More…

FOULING OUR NEST – AUSTRALIA’S COASTAL RUBBISH OUTRAGEOUS

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FOULING OUR NEST WITH MOUNTAINS OF PLASTIC RUBBISH OPINION: Plastic not so fantastic By NEIL JAMESON Oct. 17, 2014, 9 p.m. THE majority of Australian coastal rubbish comes from Australia. Yep, we’re crapping in our own nest. IF you’re strolling a city beach this weekend, plot a course up near the high-tide mark where the ocean would normally deposit seaweed, tiny sponges and the like. Among nature’s flotsam, you’ll spot a range of plastics. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Our … More…

VIRGIN AMERICA CUTS TIES WITH SEAWORLD

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VIRGIN AMERICA CUTS TIES WITH SEAWORLD OVER KILLER WHALES IN CAPTIVITY Virgin America Inc. (VA) became the latest airline to cut ties with SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS), following pressure from animal-rights activists who object to keeping killer whales in captivity. Virgin America dropped SeaWorld from its Elevate rewards program, which let customers earn points toward travel and other items by spending money at the parks, Abby Lunardini, a spokeswoman for the airline, said in an e-mail yesterday. The decision marks … More…

Playful Koala Frolics on the beach

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Playful Koala on Flinders Beach on North-West side of Stradbroke Island. Koalas seem fairly tame over here. Two sitting in she-oaks each about 2M off the ground. Not spooked at all by the attention. Then, about half way along the beach we saw this young fell        ow actually running up and down the beach, and playing around the kids like a puppy. Then, he decides to go into the water for a tub! Little bugger went about 20m into the … More…

WALRUSES IMPACTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

Walruses impacted by climate change. Flight ban to protect vast herd of walruses 3:49 PM Friday Oct 3, 2014 Walrus gather on the northwest coast of Alaska. Photo / AP US wildlife authorities have ordered planes to avoid flying too close to a vast herd of exhausted walruses beached on a remote Alaskan beach. The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has told pilots to avoid flying below 2,000 feet to protect the animals, which could stampede if alarmed by engine … More…

CRUEL AND WICKED CANNED HUNTS OF LIONS AND TIGERS SOUTH AFRICA

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Cruel wicked canned hunts in South Africa Young Australian volunteers unwittingly paying to prop up ‘cruel’ canned hunting industry: South African conservationist Listen now Download audio Friday 3 October 2014 11:27AM Image: Young volunteers with lion cubs, allegedly bred for canned hunting purposes. (Ian Michler) Young Australian volunteers are flying to South Africa and helping to raise lion cubs in the belief that they are going to be released back into the wild, only for those lions to be used … More…