On Jan. 1, 2006, I underwent a quadruple bypass, with complications.
I promised that if I was allowed to survive I would devote my remaining
time to try and stop animal cruelty and research brutality. I now
realize the immensity of the situation which involves many countries
and customs. I have written numerous articles that expose brutality
to dogs, which I hoped would at least have some small influence
on the problem. My research shows the US to be high on the list
of offenses against animals and humans.
Many of my stories contain photos that are gross.
My heart goes out to every homeless dog, every slaughtered whale
and porpoise, and horrific mistreatment to sheep, horses, elephants,
and circus animals, rodeo animals, and the list goes on and on.
These photos are only to try and show people the horrible life that
animals live. Maybe I can get at least person to understand. My
observation is that not many care. How can God allow this to happen
to the very creatures he created? The first story will concern the
Japanese atrocities of whale and porpoise slaughter. I liken this
process to the disgusting slaughter of baby seals by Canada.
The Japanese should be forced to stop this slaughter
immediately. They must not be allowed to continue.
angers activists with first humpback whale hunt in decades.
Nov. 19, 07
The 'singing species' was
given international protection in 1963.
Japanese whalers set off into
the South Pacific on Sunday with orders to kill humpback whales
for the first time in decades.
The hunt is certain to inflame tensions in the standoff between
anti-whaling forces and Japan. Angry environmental activists
have pledged to chase Japan's whalers to the Antarctic.
"The Japanese government's scientific whaling program
is a sham," said Karli Thomas, expedition leader aboard
the Greenpeace boat Esperanza, waiting outside Japanese territorial
waters to confront the fleet.
"Whaling has no place in Antarctica. It's a place of
peace and science, and this is not science," Thomas said.
The International Whaling Commission, or IWC, allows Japan's
annual research whaling mission, but anti-whaling activists
call it a cover-up for a commercial hunt. Meat from Japan's
scientific catch is sold commercially.
The large-scale hunt for up to 50 humpbacks is thought to
be the first for the species since a 1963 moratorium that
put the whales under international protection.
Scientists say the knobby-headed-humpback whales, a favorite
among whale watchers- are intelligent creatures that communicate
through lengthy "songs."
They grow up to 48 feet long and weigh as much as 40 tons,
but are extremely acrobatic, often throwing themselves out
of the water, swimming on their backs with both flippers in
the air, or slapping the water with their tails.
The Japanese mission was also hunting for 935 Antarctic minke
whales and 50 fin whales through April in what Japan's Fisheries
Agency said would be the largest scientific whale hunt in
the South Pacific.
Four ships left the southern port of Shimonoseki after a departure
ceremony at the wharf. Two observation ships had left northern
Japan on Wednesday.
Japan, a major commercial whaling nation before a comprehensive
ban in 1986, has killed almost 10,500 mostly minke and Brydes
whales under a research permit issued by the IWC - and it's
catch is growing.
This season's target of up to 1,035 whales is more than double
the number the country hunted a decade ago.
International bans on humpback whaling were agreed on in the
1950s and 1960s, after they were hunted to near extinction,
but a few are killed under a subsistence program in Greenland
and the Caribbean.
The Associated Press