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Scientific Whaling Plans Dumped By South Korea
2012-07-18 12:27:06

After experiencing some heavy criticism, the South Korean government is looking to cancel a controversial plan to hunt whales for scientific purposes, according to a new report.

Whale Hunting Quota Requests Denied At Global Conference
2012-07-08 07:49:03

Japan and Denmark issued threats to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) after their requests for whale-hunting quotas were denied at the organization's annual meeting.

Researchers Propose 'Cap-and-Trade' System For Saving Whales
2012-01-12 13:39:45

There are few, if any, animal species that receive as much persistent and impassioned attention from both environmental groups and the media as whales do.

Annual Japanese Whale Hunt Riles Conservationists
2011-12-14 09:27:28

Japan’s whaling fleet left port this month to begin the research whaling season near the Antarctic. The fleet was accompanied by ships from the Japanese Fisheries Agency in hopes of repelling activists of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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2011-07-21 08:00:00

The Obama administration has threatened Iceland with possible trade and diplomatic sanctions under a US law known as the Pelly Amendment, which allows the president to act against foreign nations who defy international animal conservation rules.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.