Four months ago, environmental activists celebrated a hard-fought victory in the Antarctic sea when Japanese whaling vessels appeared to have abandoned the practice of hunting whales under the guise of ‘scientific research’ — but the shift in direction seems to have merely been geographical. Early reports indicate that the government sponsored Institute of Cetacean Research will be once again embarking on a mission to catch and kill 260 whales, this time in the northwestern Pacific Ocean….Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 06 February 2010 by Sustainability Digest
At about noon today, Australia time, at a location about 180 miles off Cape Darnley in Australian Antarctic Territory the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker collided with the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru 3. No injuries have been reported.
Posted on 17 January 2010 by Sustainability Digest
From the news that a Brazilian Federal Highway Police Officer broke animal protection laws when he shot and killed a bull on a highway road to a new study refuting one of the Japanese whaling industry’s justifications for violating the international ban on whaling, a lot happened this week in green. Michael reports on the ground from the Detroit Auto Show on Toyota’s FT-CH Hybrid, Honda’s CR-Z Hybrid Coupe, Ford’s New Focus, and more; Emma visits the Founder of Tom’s of Maine’s sheep farm where he produces ethical undergarments, and Eva meets penguins, seals, and more on a trip to Antarctica. Find out what else happened in the world of gre…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 30 September 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Initially, the Tokyo International Film Festival passed on screening The Cove, the documentary about the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Though it didn’t offer a reason, considering the government’s media ban on whale/dolphin news due to the controversy involving Japanese whaling, it was no surprise. Ironically, the theme for this year’s festival is: “Action for Earth 2009.” So what happened?…Read the full story on TreeHugger