A Thai woman tried to check a two-month old tiger cub onto a flight last Sunday, the New York Times reports. Bangkok Airport security workers found the cub when the womans over-sized bag went through the x-ray machine. The cub was sedated and hidden among stuffed tiger toys. The Rescue Center of the Department of National Parks, replica Rolex 16570-WSO Men's Watch Wildlife and Plant Conservation is caring for the cub while authorities try to figure out where the cub came from. Had the cub made it on the womans flight, it wouldve landed in Iran.Read more on this story here.--Erin BeresiniBengal tiger cub photo courtesy of buitenzorger on Flickr.
Negotiations have stalled between the world’s few pro-whaling nations and the vast majority that stand opposed. The BBC reports that Japan has refused to whittle down the number of whales it kills in its annual Antarctic hunt, that no progress is expected through 2009, and that the talks themselves may be in peril.Japan, along with Norway, speak in the loudest pro-whaling voices, claiming they hunt for the sake of science or out of replica Rolex 16570-BKSO Men's Watch sovereign right. Less politically powerful indigenous peoples in Canada or Greenland quietly cling to lower-impact subsistence hunting and face less wrath (though wrath nonetheless) from environmental and animal-rights activists.
orldwide whale populations have plummeted since industrialized hunting fleets spread across the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many species continue to teeter on the edge of extinction. Japan’s most recent whaling season was one of the most dismal on record, owing in part to bad weather and part to the active harassment of replica Rolex 114270-BKAO Men's Watch organizations like Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, whose organization Outside executive editor Michael Roberts writes about in the upcoming June issue, on shelves soon.Sean Brander