Alleged puppy mill busted in New York State: Police were on the scene Wednesday for a raid on a possible puppy mill in Fort Plain, NY.
Letter to the editor links animal abuse and violent in society: The writer of a letter to the editor in Michigan links acts of animal cruelty to violence in society – and he’s right.
And he rightfully uses dog fighting as an example of a direct link.
Sea Shepherd invites concerned nations to witness what is happening to whales in the Southern Ocean:
I received the following e-mail recently concerning Sea Shepherd’s on-going efforts to stop whaling:
December 26, 2012 — In response to recent reports stating concern by Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States over potential conflicts in the Southern Ocean between global marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Japan’s whaling fleet, Sea Shepherd would like to invite Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States to send a representative to join the Sea Shepherd ships at sea to witness first-hand the “incidents” about which they have concern.
This invitation echoes the call on Monday documented in news reports by Australia’s Environment spokesman Greg Hunt stating he wrote to Prime Minister Julia Gillard proposing that Australia send a Customs vessel to monitor the impending face-off in the Southern Ocean. Citing a resolution passed by the International Maritime Organization in 2010 compelling whaling vessels to ensure the safety of protesters during demonstrations, rallies or confrontations on the high seas, reports state that Australia has “warned Japanese whaling vessels it won’t tolerate protesters being threatened.”
Australia states it remains “resolutely opposed” to commercial whaling, including so-called “scientific” whaling, and has expressed concern about hunting activities in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
Sea Shepherd wishes to thank Australia for its support. Until now warnings by the nations noted herein have been directed primarily at Sea Shepherd, while simple facts in the case have being ignored, specifically: