The Faroese tradition of hunting pilot whales is under pressure from animal protection organizations, and locals have been recommended to reduce whale meat consumption for health reasons.
Browsing: Marine Animals
The world’s oceans are losing oxygen and becoming warmer, more acidic, and increasingly filed with plastic.
The lies propagated by the captive dolphin industry help to allow this cruel and ridiculous practice to go on.
The law would prohibit the sale, purchase, and possession of shark fins in the United States, helping to curb an inhumane global trade that claims the lives of 73 million sharks each year.
The study analyzed the effects of noise in over one hundred species, and concluded that noise pollution affecting animals is the norm, not the exception.
When the loss of species rapidly outpaces the formation of new species, this balance can be tipped enough to elicit what are known as “mass extinction” events.
The ruling found that the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it opened thousands of square miles of right whale habitat to fishing with gear known to entangle, injure, and kill right whales.
In an interview with Sea Shepherd’s longest-serving crew member, Peter Brown, we discuss his misgivings about the organization’s post-Whale Wars trajectory, and the value of passion as a guiding principle.
What humans do need to do is to grasp the concept that life on Earth is interconnected, and that to mess with one part of it is to mess with it all.
A study has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who catch almost 600,000 metric tonnes of sharks and rays each year.
An estimated 79% of animals in UK aquariums were caught in the wild. Many die during capture, transportation, and following importation.
Recognizing that extinction is irreversible, the U.S. did in 1973 what no country had done before: It established a commitment to protect and restore imperiled species. These six creatures are among the countless species saved from extinction in the last four decades.