Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries

March 24, 2014 by  
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The human appetite for fish has caused a great deal of trouble for the well-being of the world’s oceans. A single animal on your dinner plate can translate into hundreds of pounds of “by-catch” – organisms thrown back after being hauled up by nets, lines, and trawls. According to a new report released by Oceana , every year 2 billion pounds of sea life captured by US fisheries is damaged or killed and thrown right back into the sea. Their detailed research exposes the nine worst by-catch fisheries around the country, and which harvesting methods are the most harmful to the environment. Read the rest of Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: by-catch , California , endangered species , gillnet , gulf of mexico , longline fishing , marine ecosystem , marine mammals , molas , monterey bay aquarium , national marine fisheries service , north atlantic , ocean biodiversity , ocean health , Oceana , S.H.R.I.M.P. , sea turtles , seafood watch program , sharks , trawling , us fisheries        

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Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive for Knockoff UGG Boots (Graphic Video)

October 8, 2011 by  
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We can all appreciate a good deal, but even if the price tag is cheap, there might be a whole different kind of price looming behind your knockoff UGGs.  Animal-rights group  Swiss Animal Protection has shared a video of raccoon dogs being skinned alive to capitalize off of the UGG brand by making knockoff products.   Click ahead to see the (graphic) video and learn more about the horrifying practice. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , china , counterfeit goods , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , raccoon dogs , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , UGG , UGG boots

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NASA Releases Time-Lapse Video of Gulf Oil Spill

June 26, 2010 by  
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Photo via NASA This two-minute video by NASA shows a space-based view of the burning Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the horrifying oil spill that has followed. The images–taken using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument–were hand-picked to best showcase the disaster

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Bird Protection Clashes with Bride Prospects in India

June 26, 2010 by  
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A Great Indian bustard. Photo via Madras Ramblings . When the animal a national park was designated to protect hasn’t been seen in the area for 16 years, is it worth maintaining the land as a sanctuary

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