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Drilling In the Arctic Is Like Drilling In a Tooth – Only Without the Filling

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

There seems to be no limit for greed when it comes to places with hardly a lobby to speak up for them.  If oil companies had their say they would start drilling today wherever they believe they could make a profit. Do not be fooled by add campaigns stating how much these companies are doing for a healthy planet.

“This fight is going to be tough. With the new Republican controlled Congress, polluters have big plans. In fact, their first order of business was bringing the Keystone XL pipeline up for a vote. But after 2,500 of you called your Senators, the Senate voted against the pipeline.

The Arctic could be next. That’s why we need you to speak up and ask the government to protect the Arctic from oil drillers.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is accepting public comments on Arctic drilling RIGHT NOW. Submit a comment today to keep Shell from destroying the Arctic.

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A Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel for Whales and Dolphins

Photo: Greenpeacce

Photo: Greenpeacce

Even though the largest part of the earth is covered by water, and most of this water is in the oceans, humans have reduced the safe living space of whales and dolphins so much so, that the chances of becoming extinct has risen dangerously over the past decades.

Most of the time, news from the conferences concerning the exploitation of the oceans is disastrous for the animals. This year, for the first time, the Greenpeace correspondent returned with a bit of positive information.

“The International Whaling Commission met this past week in Portoroz, Slovenia. …

The IWC is extremely polarized, very much like our current Congress. The competing interests of the pro-whaling nations versus the nations prioritizing whale conservation has left this institution in gridlock for years. This year’s multiple gains for whale and dolphin conservation is a fabulous achievement.”

Please read more here

http://greenpeaceblogs.org/2014/09/19/happiness-international-whaling-commission-meeting-first/

 

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Whaling Is So 19th Century – Or Not?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

When reading “Moby Dick” in school, it was the whale´s story that intrigued me, not Captain Ahab´s or Ishmael´s. Have we evolved from the brutality of the 19th century? When watching videos about today´s whaling one might think we were stuck in some terrible historical loop that keeps repeating itself.

“In less than three weeks at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, the country of Tanzania could be the deciding vote to create (or kill) a plan for creating a whale and dolphin sanctuary for the South Atlantic Ocean. ”

 

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Petition: Sharks Need Their Fins – You Don’t

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

In some minds there still remains this picture of the big bad white shark, a man eating machine, not an animal. An animal with feelings, especially pain when the fin is cut off. An animal feeling fear when dropped back into the ocean and not being able to swim.

“Pulled from the water, a shark thrashes helplessly as its fins are hacked from its body. Mutilated and in pain, the shark is thrown back into the ocean. Eventually bleeding to death or suffocating.

Each year this torture is how millions of sharks around the world needlessly meet their end. All so their fins can be sold in soups served at expensive restaurants and fancy weddings. The shark fin trade is cruel, unsustainable, and it’s being fueled in large part by the tuna industry.”

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Cows Living Happily Ever After?

Photo: Mother Jones

Photo: Mother Jones

With the evolvement from meat eaters to vegetarians some of these vegetarians have started thinking about going vegan due to the torturous situation of milk cows and the short-lived life of male calves. But even with all the guilt felt when drinking a glass of milk or biting into a piece of raw milk camembert cheese most vegetarians still cannot give up cow milk all together. Taking a look at the holy cows in India, some believe that selling milk and letting a cow live her life until her natural end should not be a paradoxon.

“If you don’t eat beef because you feel sorry for those cows in Chick-fil-A ads, then you probably shouldn’t drink milk either. The typical male calf born to a dairy cow becomes veal. The typical female is milked for five years—a quarter of her natural lifetime—then sent to the abattoir to become pet food or low-grade hamburger meat. Elsie the Cow, Borden Dairy Company’s famous cartoon logo, is smiling only because she doesn’t realize that she’s about to get euthanized with a cattle gun.

Yet if you’re an ethical vegetarian who still can’t bear to give up milk, you now have another option: slaughter-free dairy, which comes from farms where cows never get killed.”

Please continue to read here

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/07/downside-no-kill-dairies

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Petition: Whaling for “Research” = Deliberate Extinction of Whales?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

For many centuries whales and other sea creatures have been hunted by humans. For most of these water species this meant hunted until extinction or near-extinction.

Several countries have signed agreements to no longer hunt whales and the whale population seemed to have stabilized (another way of saying that at least there were still some animals left). Whales are not only threatened by huge ocean liners that hit them, by the noise pollution in the seas, by plastic and other debris humans simply dump into the waters, but also by still being hunted “for research”. Now what kind of research is there to be done on those animals that will soon no longer be there if hunted further? Is this not a paradox in itself?

“Greenpeace just received a leaked proposal that the US plans on submitting to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) next week, and the news is terrible.

Here’s what it says: “lethal sampling (also known as whaling)…is appropriate in relation to achieving the stated objectives.” Translation: You can kill as many whales as you want if you promise to run experiments on their dead bodies.

It’s killing whales disguised as science. And it’s something that the US government has long rejected. Until now.

Take action and tell the US government to drop this proposal to kill whales.”

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https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1659&autoresponder=true

 

You can learn more about whales and the hunting of them here

http://us.whales.org/issues/whaling

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Petition: Great Videos Make Great Marketing

Video: Greenpeace

Video: Greenpeace

Greenpeace made a video showing what Lego´s relationship with Shell Oil could lead to.

“Last week our worst fears came true. A deadly oil spill struck the Arctic.

Luckily, this oil spill only affected the mini world of Legoland. But the bad news is that LEGO is refusing to end its partnership with Shell, whose drilling plans threaten the pristine Arctic with a very real disaster.”

 

You can watch the video, enjoy some great marketing, and sign the petition here

https://act.greenpeace.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1844&ea.campaign.id=29989&ea.tracking.id=email&forwarded=true

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Petition: Do You Still Eat Fish?

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

Where do those fish sticks come from? Most children – and some parents, too – have no idea that somewhere in there, there is a fish who used to live in the ocean. And this one fish was more often than not caught in a way that make most people stop asking for fish if they saw how this fish came to their plates.

Greenpeace has been very active in exposing companies that pretend to fish according to the rules but break them more often than not:

“All across the country, we’re preparing for Independence Day picnics and backyard BBQs with friends and family. During trips to the supermarket to stock up, let’s make sure we’re not hurting the blue — our oceans — as we celebrate the red, white, and blue.

For shoppers at Kroger stores nationwide — their seafood purchases are likely linked to ocean destruction. 

Take action today and ask Kroger to stop its damaging seafood policies that support destructive fishing and hurt our oceans.

Seafood at Kroger is sourced from some of the most destructive fisheries in the world — many that rely on gruesome fishing methods that indiscriminately injure and kill other marine animals, like sharks, turtles, and dolphins.These unintended victims — called bycatch — are just thrown back into the sea dead or dying.

Kroger has said that they are committed to seafood sustainability — even going as far to put a sustainability video online — but our independent research has shown the opposite. Kroger is the worst Red List offender out of the top 26 major grocery stores nationwide, selling 18 threatened Red List seafood species. It’s inexcusable. ”

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http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/

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