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Hackers say they crashed Japan prime minister's website to protest plans for whale hunt

TOKYO – A hacking group said Thursday it has crashed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s official website to protest Japan’s plans to hunt whales.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that one of Abe’s websites became inaccessible early Thursday and police were investigating. 213 more words


Japan Plans to Resume Independent Antarctic Whaling Later in 2015

Japan says it will resume whaling in the Antarctic in the 2015 winter season, defying the the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which stated that Tokyo has not proven the mammals need to be killed for research. 193 more words


Bequia - Picture Perfect

Bequia is a pretty little island.  Even the Pizza Hut is pretty! 771 more words


Tradition or travesty? A TED Fellow's documentary investigates the complexities of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands

For the 50,000 people of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, hunting long-finned pilot whales — a dark gray species found in their waters — is a tradition that stretches back centuries. 1,764 more words


This bloody whaling documentary could teach you something about sustainable food

First off, a warning: This is probably going to be hard to watch. But if you eat meat — even the humanely raised, locally butchered, lullabied-to-sleep-at-night kind — you probably should watch it anyway. 518 more words


World’s whaling slaughter tallied

March 11th, 2015 (Daniel Cressey). Commercial hunting wiped out almost three million animals last century.

The first global estimate of the number of whales killed by industrial harvesting last century reveals that nearly 3 million cetaceans were wiped out in what may have been the largest cull of any animal — in terms of total biomass — in human history. 695 more words

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands… (Between Scotland and Iceland)

I would provide the GPS co-ordinates as well but unless you are very well travelled or studied Geography, not many people know where this tiny collection of island’s are (as evidenced by every single one of my friends when I said the Faroe Island’s!). 946 more words