Category Archives: Whale & Seal Hunting

SEAL shooting: RSPCA accredits 63% of Scottish salmon farms & “urgently trying to bring the practice to an end”… since 2008… The Guardian echoes GAAIA concerns

Continue reading SEAL shooting: RSPCA accredits 63% of Scottish salmon farms & “urgently trying to bring the practice to an end”… since 2008… The Guardian echoes GAAIA concerns

SCOTTISH Green Party warns U.S. ban on farmed salmon exports is “step closer as regulators and industry unable to address seal issue”

Continue reading SCOTTISH Green Party warns U.S. ban on farmed salmon exports is “step closer as regulators and industry unable to address seal issue”

GAAIA’s Don Staniford now taking aim at RSPCA for certifying “serial seal killer” salmon farms in Scotland…

Continue reading GAAIA’s Don Staniford now taking aim at RSPCA for certifying “serial seal killer” salmon farms in Scotland…

GAAIA-fuelled: SEAL culling makes (again) UK headlines: “Fish farms shoot dozens of seals to save salmon bound for ‘ethical’ Waitrose and M&S supermarkets”

Continue reading GAAIA-fuelled: SEAL culling makes (again) UK headlines: “Fish farms shoot dozens of seals to save salmon bound for ‘ethical’ Waitrose and M&S supermarkets”

SCOTTISH Government “await[ing] further developments” on potential £200m U.S. ban of Scottish farmed salmon re. seal culling; Also “a matter for individual companies”…

Continue reading SCOTTISH Government “await[ing] further developments” on potential £200m U.S. ban of Scottish farmed salmon re. seal culling; Also “a matter for individual companies”…

SOME animals are ‘more equal than others’; New Oxford University study shows some animal welfare issues get more media coverage

Continue reading SOME animals are ‘more equal than others’; New Oxford University study shows some animal welfare issues get more media coverage

CHINA is second largest consumer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s seafood products (20% of exports in 2015, incl. ‘seal’); Trade delegation in Qingdao

Continue reading CHINA is second largest consumer of Newfoundland and Labrador’s seafood products (20% of exports in 2015, incl. ‘seal’); Trade delegation in Qingdao

PROPOSAL for IWC to kick-start global efforts to reduce fisheries bycatch; ‘Kills at least 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises‘ p.a. – WWF

Continue reading PROPOSAL for IWC to kick-start global efforts to reduce fisheries bycatch; ‘Kills at least 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises‘ p.a. – WWF

SEAL culling & international trade: It is “unclear” how new U.S. MMPA regulation will impact exports of Scottish farmed salmon – SSPO

Continue reading SEAL culling & international trade: It is “unclear” how new U.S. MMPA regulation will impact exports of Scottish farmed salmon – SSPO

FAROES salmon used by Sea Shepherd & Hollywood stars as boycotting chip against ‘Horrific Slaughter of Pilot Whales’

Continue reading FAROES salmon used by Sea Shepherd & Hollywood stars as boycotting chip against ‘Horrific Slaughter of Pilot Whales’

‘HIGHLY unusual event’ led to 15 sea lions being shot at BC salmon farm; “marine mammal massacre” say environmentalists

Continue reading ‘HIGHLY unusual event’ led to 15 sea lions being shot at BC salmon farm; “marine mammal massacre” say environmentalists

“PROMOTING sealing as a sustainable industry”; Canadian Federal Government supports economic development of Nunavut’s indigenous seal industry

Continue reading “PROMOTING sealing as a sustainable industry”; Canadian Federal Government supports economic development of Nunavut’s indigenous seal industry

GOOD News: Use of anti-predator nets on Scottish salmon farms up from 13% in 2011 to 79% in 2014; Number of seals killed on salmon farms fell from 241 to 80

Continue reading GOOD News: Use of anti-predator nets on Scottish salmon farms up from 13% in 2011 to 79% in 2014; Number of seals killed on salmon farms fell from 241 to 80

GAAIA implores Her Majesty the Queen, as Royal Patron of the RSPCA, to “intervene to end the slaughter of seals at salmon farms across Scotland”

Continue reading GAAIA implores Her Majesty the Queen, as Royal Patron of the RSPCA, to “intervene to end the slaughter of seals at salmon farms across Scotland”

M&S, Co-op, Tesco, Sainsbury’s & Aldi reply to Don Staniford’s GAAIA campaign (ASDA, Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons, Selfridges or Waitrose did not)

Continue reading M&S, Co-op, Tesco, Sainsbury’s & Aldi reply to Don Staniford’s GAAIA campaign (ASDA, Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons, Selfridges or Waitrose did not)

“80% of salmon farms in Scotland still do not use anti-predator nets” – Campaigners will target Xmas shoppers on London’s Oxford Street

Seal killing slips through the net - Sunday Times - 29.11.2015

 

Continue reading “80% of salmon farms in Scotland still do not use anti-predator nets” – Campaigners will target Xmas shoppers on London’s Oxford Street

GAAIA organises anti-farmed salmon protest today (Oct. 30) in front of Edinburgh’s Marks & Spencer (Princes Street)

Continue reading GAAIA organises anti-farmed salmon protest today (Oct. 30) in front of Edinburgh’s Marks & Spencer (Princes Street)

GOAL 2015: BC Salmon Farmers release their first ever Sustainability Report; “committed to third-party certification” … Antibiotics usage down 7-fold in past decade

VANCOUVER B.C. – Salmon farmers in British Columbia are taking further steps towards increasing the availability of information on farming practices and key areas of public interest by publishing a Sustainability Progress Report, released today (October 27, 2015) at GOAL 2015 in Vancouver. Continue reading GOAL 2015: BC Salmon Farmers release their first ever Sustainability Report; “committed to third-party certification” … Antibiotics usage down 7-fold in past decade

ANTI-farmed salmon pre-Christmas protests outside supermarkets planned for Edinburgh and London; “Did a seal die for your salmon meal?”

Continue reading ANTI-farmed salmon pre-Christmas protests outside supermarkets planned for Edinburgh and London; “Did a seal die for your salmon meal?”

OF salmon farming’s “bad reputation”: “I think it was unfair in that most agricultural livestock production is brought up in much more damaging ways.” – WWF’s Piers Hart

Continue reading OF salmon farming’s “bad reputation”: “I think it was unfair in that most agricultural livestock production is brought up in much more damaging ways.” – WWF’s Piers Hart