26 Apr '11, 5pm

No Welfare For Whalers this Year? - #seashepherd

No Welfare For Whalers this Year? - #seashepherd

No Welfare for Whalers This Year? The Japanese whaling industry, otherwise known as the Institute for Cetacean Research, has been kicked off the dole this year. The corporate welfare whale killers will most likely not be able to return to the Southern Ocean in December 2011. The Japanese government this week announced massive budget cuts to divert monies for the restoration needed to repair earthquake and tsunami damages and to help the people evacuated from the no-go zone around Fukushima. In addition, the ongoing crisis of keeping the nuclear reactors cooled is draining hundreds of millions of dollars from the government treasury. This has resulted in cuts across the board, including child support, senior citizen support and pensions, and infrastructure repairs and maintenance. However, the government bureaucrats of Japan are still driven by pride, anger and revenge. For...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-110426-1.html

Tweets

6-Year-Old Who Beat Cancer Fights to Save Penguins

treehugger.com 26 Apr '11, 4am

Last September, 6-year-old Aghelos Kouvaras was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after a tumor was discovered in his ...

Sea Shepherd Returns to Japan - #seashepherd

Sea Shepherd Returns to Japan - #seashepherd

seashepherd.org 04 May '11, 6pm

Cove Guardian leader and Sea Shepherd Director of Investigations Scott West has returned to Japan to investigate the post ...