Thursday, February 7, 2008

Updates: Saving Whales, Dolphins, Sharks and Tigers

Boycott animals in captivity! Animal slavery for money NOT OKAY!
Mauling survivor said he yelled at tiger
Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of the two survivors of the San Francisco Zoo tiger attack that left a 17-year-old dead told the victim's father that the three had yelled and waved at the animal while standing atop the railing of the tiger's exhibit, police said in court documents filed Thursday. Paul Dhaliwal, 19, denied throwing anything into the enclosure or otherwise antagonizing the animal, according to an account contained in police investigators' request for a search warrant in connection with the Christmas Day attack that killed Carlos Sousa Jr. of San Jose....
Judge to Navy: no pinging near the whales
by Josh Loposer, Filed under: News, Activism
Times are a changin'. Resulting from a court case between the US Navy and the Natural Resources Defense Council, a federal judge has ordered the Navy to respect sea animals when running their sonar training exercises off the coast of Southern California. To the benefit of whales and dolphins, the Navy is restricted from using their medium-range sonar within 12 miles of the coast. Not only that, but if whales or porpoises are spotted within 2,200 yards of the sonar vessels, exercises must undergo a mandatory shutdown....
Back home: Great white shark released
Male is tagged with tracking device to see what happens next
Randy Wilder
A male great white shark is released into the ocean Tuesday off California.
SAN FRANCISCO - A California aquarium is tracking a great white shark after it was released into the ocean Tuesday — only the second of the predators to be released back to the wild after surviving months of captivity....


Margot said...

Hi again!

I heard briefly about the tiger attack... I was really shocked because I thought something had been done to the animal to provoque such a reaction... I'm going to read that article (the link you put on)... For the whales, it really is a good thing! They're starting to talk about this in France too, finally. It's about time that they realize how damaging it must be for the sea animals using sonars to find directions, food, etc.
And finally, I am really happy for this white shark! At least one that's been released. It's a start. A timid one but a start.

'til soon I hope.

Eve Wickman said...

Glad you enjoyed the updates. I'll try to post periodical wildlife updates as they happen for you, especially if I hear anything about the wolves :)

til soon-