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January 21 2014

Japan's Dolphin Killings Continue Despite International Outrage

Japan's annual bottlenose dolphin hunt came to a close on Tuesday as fisherman killed at least 30 in the Taiji cove area where 200 dolphins were reportedly held

The fisherman used a tarpaulin to shield the slaughter from reporters, TV cameras and activists. However, blood seeped out from under the cover for all to see

The Japanese tradition gained attention in the West after the Oscar-nominated 2009 film, The Cove, brought to light the grisly practice that happens every year in Taiji, which is located in the western Wakayama prefecture

However, despite strong criticism, the fisherman pressed on with this year's hunt as Japanese officials defended the event, calling it "a tradition." The Japanese government this year allowed for the hunting of 2,026 small porpoises and dolphins Read more...

More about Japan, Animal Rights, Us World, and World

October 23 2013

Careful, Hunters: PETA's Drones May Be Watching You

Animal rights activists are promoting a new way to make sure game hunters don't break the rules — but the tool itself may not be legal

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has introduced a surveillance drone called the "Air Angel," which the organization is selling to anyone who wants to keep tabs on hunters. PETA debuted the Air Angel on Monday, the first day of bow hunting season in Massachusetts

If watchers witness any illegal or cruel hunting practices, they can call the authorities and contact PETA to get the footage shared online, PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt told Mashable. This can also help raise awareness about the cruelty of hunting, she said. Read more...

More about Tech, Surveillance, Peta, Animal Rights, and Gadgets

March 18 2010

PETA and Meat Company Battle to Score Sex.com

Sex.com is the most valuable domain name in the world (for obvious reasons). Right now it’s up for sale, and two of the prospective buyers might surprise you: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and a California meat company called BullWhip.

PETA published a letter requesting that Sex.com’s owners donate the domain name (valued at $18 million) so the organization can use it as a tool in its recent “vegetarians are sexy” ad campaign. PETA described a website where visitors could watch sexy ads, vote on the sexiest vegatarians (they include the above-pictured Alicia Silverstone as well as Pamela Anderson), and find out which veggies are aphrodesiacs.

In response, a BullWhip executive named Dick James sent out a press release praising meat-based diets and describing his plans for Sex.com. His lack of seriousness became clear when he got into that second point. He said, “Our plans are to have celebrities such as Angelina Jolie eating a hot dog or Eliza Dushku with two big slabs of Angus steak on her breasts. Britney Spears and Paris Hilton have also been contacted to fight in a tub of hamburger.”

Clearly he’s just mocking PETA, so comical as all this is, it’s just a PR stunt on the parts of both companies. PETA knows the owners of Sex.com are unlikely to donate the domain, and BullWhip is unlikely to make a serious offer. It’s as entertaining a PR fight as you’ll see, though.

We’ll leave you with the rejected, sexy PETA Super Bowl ad. It’s probably not quite safe-for-work.

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Tags: animal rights, bullwhip, Domain Names, domains, peta, porn, pornography, sex, sex.com

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