Archive | October, 2012

Fishermen vs reclamation threaten suit

23 Oct

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Fisherfolk groups on Monday threatened to file criminal and administrative charges against Environment Secretary Ramon Paje if he continued to ignore their demands to stop land reclamation projects in Manila Bay and other areas.

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ACTIVISTS FILE MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION TO HALT DOLPHIN EXPORT TO SINGAPORE | Earth Island Institute – Philippines

23 Oct

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19 October 2012

MEDIA RELEASE

 

Believing that they will be deprived of due process, Philippine groups led by Earth Island Institute (EII), the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA) filed today a Motion for Reconsideration, urging a Philippine court to grant an Environmental Protection Order preventing the re-export of 25 dolphins owned by Resorts World Singapore (RWS).

 

“If the dolphins will be allowed to be re-exported to Singapore, this will render our case moot and academic, hence depriving us our right to be heard in court,” says Anna Cabrera, Executive Director of PAWS, and co-complainant in the case, “So even if we win this case, it will just be an exercise in futility as the dolphins are already in Singapore.”

 

According to Trixie Concepcion of EII, “If the dolphins get re-exported to Singapore, this will set a dangerous precedent not only for dolphins but for all other species. This would mean that the Philippines has legitimized the import/export and trade of threatened species which will only be used for amusement.”

 

The 25 dolphins owned by RWS was caught in the wild from the Solomon Islands and latest scientific study has shown that the sustainable rate of capture is only 1 animal in 5 years.

The groups claim that it is unacceptable that a species of dolphins may go extinct so corporations such as Resorts World Singapore can make profits by using these animals for their dolphin shows.

 

The Motion for Reconsideration is scheduled to be heard on 25 October, Thursday, 9am before the sala of the Executive Judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Courts.#########

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Philippine activists defiant on dolphins – World News Report

23 Oct

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The most comprehensive geo-political news service available on the Internet, covering over 263 countries and regions, all U.S. States and Industries.

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Animal rights groups in Philippines resist export of wild dolphins to RWS

23 Oct

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Environmental and animal rights groups in the Philippines are refusing to concede defeat in their fight to prevent 25 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from being re-exported to the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).

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And the beluga whale factory farm era begins – NOT! | Cove Blue for Jiyu

23 Oct

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While Russia continues to capture more beluga whales, the U.S. aquarium industry may be considering its next chess move: beluga whale factory farming.

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Whale ‘makes human-like sounds’

23 Oct

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Researchers in the US are shocked to hear a whale making vocalisations similar to human speech in frequency and cadence.

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NO TO THE CAPTIVE INDUSRTY

23 Oct

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I think the pictures above say it all! CLEANING POOLS WITH CHEMICALS WHILE DOLPHINS LAY IN WAIT????

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