Latest Animal rights movement Stories

2011-01-26 12:55:00

Militant activists fighting against Japan's Southern Ocean whaling campaign said on Wednesday that they had tracked down and were chasing a factory ship key to the Antarctic harpoon mission. A vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society found the Nisshin Maru late Tuesday in the ice of the Ross Sea after a 26-day pursuit covering 4,000 nautical miles. "We found it yesterday and it had just started whaling again, so we know they killed one whale," activist Captain Paul Watson told AFP...

2011-01-05 10:35:00

Despite declining demand for whale meat in Japan, the "lethal research" which Japanese whalers use to justify harvesting cetaceans for consumer use continues. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's "Gojira" speedboat threw glass battles at the "Yushin Maru-2" and threw ropes toward its propeller, the Institute of Cetacean Research, which organizes Japan's whaling mission, told the AFP news agency. Anti-whale hunting nations, led by Australia and New Zealand, and international environmental...

2011-01-03 09:20:00

The latest diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks on Monday show that officials from Japan and the U.S. had discussed the possibility of taking action against a team of anti-whaling conservationists, various media outlets are reporting. The leaked documents show that Monica Medina, the American representative to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), participated in talks with Katsuhiro Machida, the director-general of Japan's Fisheries Agency, and other officials in November 2009....

2011-01-02 07:45:00

Militant anti-whalers said on Saturday that they had clashed with Japanese harpoonists in the Southern Ocean, chasing after them through ice packs. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's vessels have been seeking to disrupt the Japanese whalers on their annual hunt in Antarctic waters, but had not been able to find the Japanese fleet until Friday. Paul Watson, the society's president, said that they made contact with the whalers and would attempt to prevent any of the whales from being...

2010-12-17 01:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stella McCartney announces the launch of a new iPad application featuring original content available for free download today on http://itunes.apple.com "Stella McCartney." The launch issue features a "what's news" section with highlights on the latest updates on the brand including a first look backstage at the recent Summer 2011 show in Paris and an exclusive performance by Pharrell Williams and N*E*R*D at the after party. Also included are editorial...

2010-12-16 07:15:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In a progressive formula to place all independent, animal-related films under one roof, a Hollywood actor, producer and world-renowned animal rescuer has announced the start of a foreign sales agency designed for that purpose. Under Leo Grillo's Animals Are People Too new shingle, well-written and produced animal-related film features and documentaries are showcased in an up-to-date international movie database for the one-stop shopping needs of...

2010-12-02 15:16:00

Senate Child Nutrition Bill a Step Forward but Congress Must Do More to Help Schools Fight Obesity with Healthy Vegetarian Options WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress finalizes child nutrition reauthorization legislation, doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are urging lawmakers and President Obama to find additional ways to reduce fat and cholesterol in school lunches and give every child access to healthy vegetarian meals....

2010-11-29 10:04:00

LONDON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Stella McCartney announces the launch of a newly designed web and ecommerce site, www.stellamccartney.com. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101129/NY08255 ) The online shop is a re-launch in the US and now available in the UK before expanding in 8 more European countries by spring 2011. The site is designed to emulate the designer's signature clean and modern aesthetic. In addition to the launch a new iPad application featuring...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Local animal rescue groups and shelters across the country showcase adopting rescued cats and older kittens as the best five dollars you have ever spent on preventative heart health care during events supported by national animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society. All events are between Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 28. Kanab, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) November 19, 2010 One of the most heart-smart moves a person can make is to invite a cat into his/her life. And this Thanksgiving...

2010-11-18 13:20:00

New Zealand has decided that the captains of a Japanese whaling vessel and a high-tech protest boat off Antarctica are not at fault for the collision. The collision, which took place on January 6, cut the bow off the protesters boat. However, Maritime New Zealand said that there was no evidence that either side deliberately caused the collision, but blamed poor seamanship instead. The crash took place as protesters from the Sea Shepherd environmental group sought to thwart Japan's annual...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.