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The Petitions Committee will consider Petition PE1519

An update on the seal petition PE1519 from John Robins of Save Our Seals Fund ‘The Petitions Committee will consider Petition PE1519 and the recent submissions when it meets today, Tuesday 28th October. The meeting starts at 10am and Petition … Continue reading

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22 Reasons for NOT eating Farmed Salmon

A host of environmental and social problems regarding the fish meal production in Peru, which supplies this feed to the salmon farming industry: 1. A drain on ocean resources as key species sardines and anchovies used by the fish meal … Continue reading

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Press Release by e-mail from: Save Our Seals Fund (SOSF)

Press Release by e-mail from: John F. Robins, Secretary, Save Our Seals Fund (SOSF), C/O Animal Concern, Post Office Box 5178, Dumbarton G82 5YJ. Tel: 01389-841-111, Mobile: 07721-605521. Fax: 0870-7060327.  SOSF is a recognised Scottish charity:  RCNo. SC025489.  E-MAIL: sosf@jfrobins.force9.co.uk  … Continue reading

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More Help for Seals Needed

Assessing the mortality rates of seals as well as the reason of their deaths has been and continues to be difficult due to the remote marine environment, even today many seal corpses go unrecorded, some sink while others may get … Continue reading

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‘Exclusive’ Interview with Sam Berg from Blackfish movie

BLACKFISH   We are privileged to have the following ‘exclusive’ interview with Samantha Berg an ex SeaWorld trainer who features in the movie. Q1. When did you become a trainer of Orcas and for how long was your career with … Continue reading

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Don Staniford: Salmon farming should come with a serious health warning

Don Staniford: Salmon farming should come with a serious health warning Don Staniford is a marine activist and Global Coordinator at Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA). On 17th July 2013, Don gave a presentation at the National Geographic store … Continue reading

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It’s Not Looking Good…..!

Shocking More than 140 seals reported shot in 18 months in Shetland alone because it is cheaper to shoot seals than pay for high strength, tightly tensioned predator exclusion nets.  Read more via Shetland News Almost 150 seals shot under … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commisioners Enforcement of Decision 193/2012

Save Scotland’s Seals from being Killed FB has been referenced in the Enforcement Decision 193/2012 issued by the Scottish Information Commissioner where the Commissioner has indicated that the Scottish Government must release information regarding the location of shot seals and … Continue reading

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Almost 900 ‘Last Resort’ Seal Shootings In Scotland

There are a number of media articles this week regarding the latest release of seal shooting figures :- Campaigners Condemn 900 ‘Last Resort’ Seal Shootings In Scotland Campaigners urge government to step into action after 884 seals are shot in … Continue reading

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Environmental costs of producing farmed salmon

Fish are fed fish-meal made from wild fish, PETA quote that it takes 5kg to produce 1kg of farmed salmon, WWF say 4kg of wild-caught fish is needed to produce 1kg and Farmed and Dangerous write that ‘depending on the … Continue reading

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