29/04/2009 - European Decission On Seal Product Ban
Next week the European Union Parliament will decide yes or no, to ban, or not to ban, the E.U. trade on seal products.
If the E.U. ban the trade in seal products, we believe, that millions of baby seals will be saved.
The E.U's Czech president said, "nothing now should stand in the way of this ban being adopted", he went on to say, "parliament negotiators have already agreed to it informally".
Canda, Greenland and Namibia, slaughter around 900,000 baby seals a year.
Russia has banned the hunting of baby Harp seals last month and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called it a "Bloody Industry".
Lets hope now that the baby seals will no longer have to put up with nails driven through their heads from Hakapiks, then be stripped of their fur coats whilst alive and then be left to bleed to death, on the frozen ice.
23/04/2009 Shock from Japanese Whaling Industry
Japan has announced the slaughter by the insursion of grenades into whales by a grenade carrier called a Harpoon. This harpoon will blow out the insides of whales whilst they are still alive and cause them to have a lingering death drawning slowly in their own blood for upto hours later, before they are slaughterd.
The Yakuza controled mafia style whalers, backed by the Japanese government, have now decided to kill another 60 whales 50 miles off it's own coast, which is illegal, as these whales will be slaughtered for commercial purpose, cut up and sold to schools, nurseries and sushi bars, throughout Japan.
Japan will lie and lie and say that they are killing for scientific research - what research? no research has ever been published. The whole world is now realising that Japan is killing our sea mammals to eat. Over 30,000 a year.
5 Japanese vessels have now left Ayukawa in northern Miyagi Japan to hunt for and slaughter our whales. The suffering the whales will have to go through will be hell, at the hands of the Japanese government backed cruel whalers. 22/04/2009 Bottom Sea Trawling Destroying UK Seabeds
Bottom Trawling involves dragging huge heavy nets along the sea floor. Large metal plates and rubber wheels attached to these nets, move along the bottom and crush nearly everything in its path. All evidence indicates that water life forms are very slow to recover from such damage, taking decades to hundreds of years to recover, if ever at all.
The principle of bottom trawling is simple, drag a heavy net across the sea floor and any fish there will be caught and everything else is caught as well, including porpoises, dolphins, seals and even whales. The coral when bottom trawling, is wrecked and the sea bottom is destroyed.
Bottom Gillnets or set nets are fine filament nets, the lower edge of which touch the seabed and are held in place by numerous floats, weights and anchors. If a fish's head goes through the net but it can't follow, it is 'Gilled' or entangled in the netting when it tries to get out. Bottom seabed trawling is destructive and should be banned.
9/04/2009 Icy Waters, Greenland Rare Deep Sea Sharks
Scientific divers Jeffrey Gallant and Dr Chris Harvey-Clark, decided to look for giant Greenland sharks at night.
Since 1996 the researchers have been studying the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), which is over 6m (20ft) is the largest carnivorous shark, after the great white (Carcharodon carcharias) and the only large shark ever found under polar ice.
After first documenting an unstudied population of the sharks in the St Lawrence Estuary in 2003, Gallant and Harvey-Clark were joined by Dr Michael Stokesbury from Dalhousie University the following year 2004, to track the movement and behaviour of these giant sharks. Gallant said, "we would swim up to the sharks and implant transmitters into the skin of the slow swimming sharks (with no pain to the shark). We were not sure how they would react, but in most cases the sharks only shuddered and then bolted away into the darkness. What is intriguing is that the telemetry results, show us the sharks exhibit remarkably different behaviour during the day, quite different to the night.
During the day time, the sharks stay close to the bottom, moving quite slowly at about 20cm (0.65ft) per second. As dusk turns into night, telemetry shows the sharks becoming much more active and in some cases migrating almost to the surface, then back to the bottom in 60m (200ft) of water ever 20 to 30 minutes. This fits with a marine mammal hunting pattern, as it is the same "bandwidth" of water the sharks share with the seals".