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Dog treats made from whale meat prompts protest in Japan

Dog treats made from whale meat prompts protest in Japan

Meat from endangered whales caught by Icelandic hunters is being sold in Japan as luxury dog treats, environmental campaigners said yesterday. Michinoku Farm, a Tokyo-based company, is offering chews made from North Atlantic fin whales on its company website, with the meat described as a "low calorie, low fat, high protein" snack.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:39am

US aquariums look to catch and import wild whales from Russia

For the first time in many years, a consortium of US marine-park and aquarium owners - including SeaWorld - is attempting to import whales that have been captured from the wild specifically for public display.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:24am

Briefs, October 3, 2012

Villagers hold the meat of dead beached pilot whales. Photo: AFP

Indian graft fighter launches new party

3 Oct 2012 - 4:14am

Whales the stars of thin story

Like oil tycoon J.W. McGraw (Ted Danson) says in Big Miracle, helping save whales is good for public relations. There are so few ways to go wrong. And that's precisely the feel of the film - it knows it can't go wrong as long as whales are the subject matter and saving them is on the agenda. Because really, who would criticise a film with such a positive message?

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

letters

Short stories help us improve our English

A student from my school posted a blog entry on the school intranet saying the 'short stories' elective course does not prepare students for the HKDSE English exam. He says studying a grammar book is more useful and thinks we should get rid of the subject and ask teachers to drill us in grammar exercises instead. I disagree.

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Park's decision 'bad for belugas'

A marine mammal expert who spent four years studying beluga whales in Russia claims the decision not to import them to Hong Kong may do more harm than good to the near-threatened species.

Marine mammal scientist Olga Shpak said Ocean Park bowed to political pressure by deciding not to exercise its option to import six wild-caught beluga whales from the Okhotsk Sea.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Why Ocean Park was right in deciding not to import whales

I write in response to the letter by Arthur Lui ('Whales may now face worse fate', September 14).

Mr Lui claims that Ocean Park, in deciding not to import beluga whales, is following opinions 'which do not represent the majority views of Hong Kong people'. Mr Lui thinks that 'many Hongkongers would like to see whales again'.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The unicorn of the sea

Narwhals are whales. They live year round in the cold waters in the Arctic Circle.

Like all whales, they are mammals. This means they are warm-blooded and give birth to live babies.

Males can be 5 metres long and weigh up to 1,600kg. Females are usually 3.5 metres long and weigh around 1,000kg.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

big blue reporters' day

Name: Jimmy Liu Yeung-ho

Age: 13

Year: Form Two

School: Bishop Hall Jubilee

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Attention all aspiring eco-journalists

We are looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, Young Post wants to hear from you.

If you're interested in blue whales, keen on conservation work, or have questions for green experts, read on.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Big blue

The giant of the seas

Blue whales live in oceans all around the world. Some live in their own neighbourhood and don't travel very far. Others travel for thousands of kilometres every year. Nobody knows why some stay at home and why others travel.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Channel hop

The world is a tricky place for the little guy who has been screwed over by 'The Man'; the systems that allow corporate greed to flourish also keep Average Joe from fighting back, so, when conventional justice is out of reach, a little Leverage (AXN; Mondays at 10pm) is called for.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Attention all aspiring eco-journalists

We are looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, Young Post wants to hear from you.

If you're interested in blue whales, keen on conservation work, or have questions for green experts, read on.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Small cost for an oil field, says captain

A captain of a seismic survey 'quake ship' for China Oil Field Service said he had often encountered marine mammals during oceanic research.

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sightseers defy plea to give whale space

Many sightseers have flocked to Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve to view the humpback whale that strayed into Hong Kong waters, despite an expert warning that they could confuse the creature and lead to its death.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

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