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2009-01-08 09:40:00

Australia has denied a Japanese appeal to stop anti-whaling activists from stocking up; announcing Thursday that their boat is permitted to dock at an Australian port prior to returning to Japan, where they will continue to fight whalers. Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard said that there is no point for Australia, who is against whaling, to assenting to Japan's demand, chancing any more diplomatic arguments with Tokyo."The Steve Irwin will be permitted to dock at an Australian port. There...

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2009-01-07 07:35:00

On Tuesday, Japan said it plans to ask Australia, New Zealand, and Chile to ban the Steve Irwin, an anti-whaling protest ship, from using their ports to refuel.  The Sea Shepherd group has used the Steve Irwin to chase Japanese whalers through Antarctic waters for nearly 2,000 miles.  Japanese officials consider the group, and the actions of the Steve Irwin to border on piracy.  Officials reacted on Tuesday by saying they will ask nearby nations to keep the ship from taking...

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2009-01-05 08:00:00

Sea Shepherd, an anti-whaling group, has been forced to abandon its chase of a Japanese whaling fleet to refuel its ship. According to Paul Watson, founder of the U.S. group, the Sea Shepherd team would return to its pursuit in the Antarctic after refueling its ship, the Steve Irwin, in a nearby port. Watson added that the two-week operation had been successful in lowering the number of whales killed by the Japanese. Despite an international freeze on whaling since 1986, Japan continues to...

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2008-12-29 08:00:00

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S.-based anti-whaling group, reported Saturday that it had successfully forced Japan's whaling fleet out of waters near Antarctica claimed by Australia. The organization posted the statement on its Web site www.seashepherd.org, saying its ship, the Steve Irwin, had achieved its goal of forcing the Japanese fleet, which was on annual hunt to kill 900 whales, into waters off the New Zealand owned Ross Dependency. Australia has declared an "EEZ", or...

2008-12-11 08:17:00

Consumer Group: HSUS vice president will keynote benefit for animal-rights terrorism group WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A full-page ad from the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom will appear in the front section of the December 11New York Times, accusing the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) of helping an animal-rights terrorism group raise money. On December 13, HSUS Senior Vice President Heidi Prescott is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at The...

2008-11-06 11:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), a Japanese scientific body that studies whales, today accused Animal Planet and Discovery Communications of deceiving their viewers in a new television series "Whale Wars", due to be broadcast in the United States starting tomorrow. Whale Wars purports to be a reality TV program, but instead it shows staged events directed by the Animal Planet filmmakers themselves, in a "tail wagging the dog" format. The...

2008-08-28 18:00:30

By Gary Marks REDDITCH vegetarians and vegans are hosting a talk about protecting sea life. Next Wednesday, a speaker from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will explain how the group is trying to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans. Kevin White, of the Redditch Vegetarians and Vegans, said: "The SSCS uses innovative direct action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on...

2008-08-05 18:00:16

By Dana Hull, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 5--RECENT ATTACKS There has been a string of attacks by suspected animal rights extremists in recent months. Aug. 2, Santa Cruz: The home of a University of California-Santa Cruz researcher is firebombed shortly after 5:30 a.m. The researcher, his wife and two young children escape down a fire ladder from a second-story window. June 3, Irvine: A vanpool vehicle, owned by the University of California-Los Angeles, was set on fire and...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News On its face, the trace amounts of synthetic hormones and "personal care products" found in two popular trout fishing streams in Utah sounds a little like a list made for a stop at the pharmacy or grocery store. The list includes Prozac, Ibuprofen and Deet, along with drugs that control cholesterol, an active ingredient in anti-bacterial soap, an anti-seizure medication and a synthetic hormone used in birth control. And, not available in stores, natural...

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2008-03-03 21:00:19

SEATTLE _ Officials are blaming "domestic terrorism" for fires early Monday that destroyed three multi-million-dollar homes and damaged a fourth in the Seattle area. Damage was estimated at $7 million. Explosive devices were found inside the homes. And nearby, a spray-painted sign bearing the initials of the Earth Liberation Front, challenged builders' assertion that the homes featured environmentally responsible construction methods. A KING-TV video showed the sign, which read: "Built...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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