Monthly Archives: November 2011

Let’s Not Stand Idly By

A war has been staged by the fisherman of Taiji, Japan. Against who, you ask? Poor, defenseless and innocent dolphins. Today, a pod of Risso’s dolphins was killed. After 2-3 babies had witnessed the murder of their family, they were … Continue reading

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Fin Collapse in Killer Whales

Approximately 1% of wild orcas exhibit fin collapse, where the dorsal fin leans to one side.Ā  A rare occurrence in the wild, fin collapse is exhibited more in whales with poor health, and may result from serious injury, such as … Continue reading

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Killing Taiji Dolphins is Anything But Painless

Approximately 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales are slaughtered each year in Taiji, Japan. Beginning on September 1, the hunting season runs through the end of March of the following year. Hidden from the public, these animals are mercilessly stabbed, … Continue reading

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Shark Culling is NOT the answer

Does the picture below offend you as much as it did me? Ever since the 1916 New Jersey shark attacks and surrounding media frenzy, fear of sharks has become a global phenomenon. But whatever the cause of the fright, what … Continue reading

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