July 17, 2019

Japan suspends whale hunt after “dangerous attacks”

Japan has suspended its annual Antarctic whale hunt in the Southern Ocean because anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is tailing its mother ship Nisshin Maru. Hirosh Kawamura, an official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said the hunt has been "temporarily suspended" since … [Read more...]

Illegal tiger trade kills 100 big cats a year

The illegal trade in tiger parts has led to more than 1,000 wild tigers being killed over the past decade according to a report by wildlife trade monitoring network - Traffic International. Tiger skins, bones and claws were the most common items seized by officials. Traffic International used … [Read more...]

Petition against killing dolphins delivered as hunt gets underway in Japan

Ric O'Barry the star of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove - about the Japanese town of Taiji that slaughters dolphins - has delivered a petition to the US Embassy in Tokyo demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt. The petition was signed by over 1.7 million people from 155 nations and … [Read more...]

Russian PM Putin chases a whale with crossbow

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has had his photo taken chasing a whale with a crossbow. Putin has not taken up amateur whaling though, the crossbow fired a dart that collects a skin sample from the whale that helps scientists find out where it has come from. Newswarped thinks that … [Read more...]