Bob Carr backs end of dolphin parks

December 25, 2015 by Simon KIng  

The Austraian

Former NSW premier Bob Carr has called for a change in legislation to end dolphin cap­tivity in Australia, slamming the practice as “exquisitely cruel”.
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Illegal whaling MUST stop! Campaigners reveal horrors of latest slaughter

November 25, 2015 by Stuart Winter  

The Express

FRONTLINE campaigners fighting to protect whales and dolphins from Japan’s traditional “Red Cove” hunts have given a gruesome account of the latest slaughter.
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70% of fish in Pakistan destroyed in post-harvest period

November 23, 2015 by Mohammad Noman  

The Express Tribune

KARACHI:Seventy per cent of the fish in Pakistan are destroyed in the post-harvest period. Pakistan produces 40,000 tons of tuna fish every year, but its treatment renders it unsuitable for consumption. A major part of it is also smuggled to Iran. This was disclosed by World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF-P) marine fisheries technical advisor Muhammad Moazzam Khan at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday evening. He was speaking at a seminar on…
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Queensland’s Shark Control Program Has Snagged 84,000 Animals

November 20, 2015 by Thom Mitchell  

New Mathilda

Marine conservationists at Sea Shepherd have challenged whether the huge ecological by-catch of Queensland’s program to protect swimmers from sharks is worth it. Thom Mitchell reports. Sea Shepherd has attacked the Queensland Shark Control Program which it says is a clumsy and ultimately unnecessary attempt to protect swimmers that is resulting in the ‘fishing down’ of environmentally important populations of the apex predator. The NGO has engaged a fourth year Harvard University student, Carolyn Pushaw,…
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Campaigners try to halt Japan whale hunt in last-ditch legal fight

November 18, 2015 by Justin McCurry  

The Guardian

Australian environmental group asks court in Sydney to find Japanese whalers in contempt of a 2008 ruling banning fleet from the Southern Ocean
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Sea World operator will not source wild animals for parks planned in China, South-East Asia, Russia

November 16, 2015 by Kathleen Skene  

Gold Coast Bulletin

VILLAGE Roadshow has pledged never to stock orcas or wild-caught animals in any theme parks it operates as parks overseas come under ­increasing scrutiny over animal welfare. The operator of Sea World on the Gold Coast has long been forced to distance itself from the beleaguered United States park with an almost identical name — SeaWorld. However the distance has been closing since Village Roadshow signed a “letter of intent” with its US rival to…
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