“Promises, promises,” to the skirl of bagpipes Soon-to-retire longtime Animal Concern campaign director John Robins, being a Scot who may never have seen a baseball game, is not known to have ever used a metaphor borrowed from baseball. (See “Eejit” John Robins shuffles off after 41 years fighting for animals in Scotland.) Robins is known, […]
“Eejit” John Robins shuffles off after 41 years fighting for animals in Scotland
Transformed sleepy Scottish Anti-Vivisection Society into butt-kicking Animal Concern DUMBARTON, Scotland––John Frederick Robins, 64, probably the most colorful and dynamic animal advocate in Scottish history, despite his self-conferred title “The Eejit,” has announced his impending retirement after 41 years of directing pro-animal campaigns initially for Friends of the Earth, but chiefly as campaigns manager and […]
Prince Charles, sea lice, & why salmon farming stinks
Norwegian investors hope to delouse the salmon industry with new facility in Maryland BALTIMORE, Maryland––Salmon farming stinks. Business media worldwide have for weeks failed to mention that fact in amplifying a July 7, 2020 announcement that the Norwegian firm AquaCon plans to build a $300 million land-based salmon farm on the eastern shore of Chesapeake […]
Scotland to stop shooting seals to save salmon farm profits––but not until 2021
50-year effort by Scottish seal defenders––but Humane Society of the U.S. blasts out media releases claiming credit DUMBARTON, Scotland––Culminating a half century of effort by the Save Our Seals Fund, and Animal Concern Scotland, led for decades by John Robins of both organizations, the Scottish Parliament on June 17, 2020 ratified a new Animals & Wildlife […]
Bird bloodbath over Britain & Scotland: regulatory failures, royal hypocrisy
“General licenses” mean open season on 22 non-game species LONDON, Edinburgh––Birds are in steep decline over Europe, as they are over the U.S. and Canada, reports the British-based organization BirdLife International, monitoring bird populations since 1922––but the chief cause of the European bird crash appears to be simply that hunters, including the British royal family, […]
U.K.: “Nation of animal lovers” or of wildlife assassins?
Royal SPCA, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, et al disregard & even promote cruelty on a shocking scale LONDON, U.K.––The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Great Britain, the world’s oldest western-style animal advocacy organization, founded in 1824 and granted a royal charter in 1840 by Queen Victoria, wants […]
Are sick factory-farmed salmon running amok in Puget Sound?
Wild Fish Conservancy study suggests yes SEATTLE, Washington––Are salmon throughout the Pacific Northwest at risk from a crippling disease spread by estimated 162,000 hatchery-bred Atlantic salmon who on August 20, 2017 made a jailbreak from a ruptured sea pen at Cypress Island in Puget Sound? If so, will further losses to the already overfished wild salmon […]