Reactions to Sea Shepherd’s withdrawal from direct combat on the Southern Ocean have been mixed, with some whale protection advocates praising the group’s history of activism and others criticizing its methods as counterproductive.
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Deep-sea ecosystems and species can take decades or even centuries to recover from a disturbance. It’s more important than ever that we understand deep-sea ecosystems and have a good idea of what we stand to lose.
Sea otters and other marine life are highly likely to be affected by habitat degradation and loss. Developments such as land reclamation, sewage, dredging, and dumping degrade the environment and take up valuable habitat.
That they are dangerous is clear, but like many things in nature, crocodiles do not set out to hunt humans. Crocodiles and humans may never coexist in peace, but knowing and understanding how to avoid becoming a croc’s dinner is an important first step.
Much to the joy of India’s animal rights community, the government has released four new rules to regulate dog breeders, animal markets, case property animals, and aquariums and pet shops that sell fish.
The Vancouver Parks Board has passed a total ban on the captivity of cetaceans. The amended Cetacean Bylaw will finally end cetacean suffering in the city of Vancouver, despite Aquarium business propaganda. This will help to guarantee the rights and freedoms of cetaceans worldwide!
Canada’s proposed Marine Mammals Regulations fail to protect endangered orcas and other cetaceans. Lifeforce has started a petition to the government to increase the allowed distance between boats and orcas.
For the first time ever, a fishmonger in Australia has been convicted of cruelty toward a lobster. Pain responses are well documented in crabs, crayfish, and prawns, and certain arthropods are now known to be highly intelligent.
Finally, the Vancouver Aquarium’s abusive cetacean business has been defeated. A new Cetacean Bylaw will be implemented to end all captivity of dolphins, whales, and porpoises!
There have been 52 cetacean deaths in 52 years in connection with the Vancouver Aquarium, with a mother and daughter beluga being the most recent. However, the Vancouver media has not been reporting the whole story and truths about the struggle to end cetacean captivity.
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Asia for Animals calls on Sriwijaya Air to stop transporting dolphins on behalf of dolphin circus operators, and show opposition to the continued exploitation of dolphins within the Indonesian entertainment industry.