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Japan Using Tsunami Recovery Money To Fund Whaling

Filed under: Disgusting!WhalesHunting

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This is despicable.

Japan is spending 2.3 BILLION yen ($29 million) from its tsunami reconstruction budget to fund their annual whale murdering spree hunt.

They are defending their actions by saying the money is helping to fund Japan's whaling industry as a whole, including some towns along the coast that were severely affected by the tsunami.

The money is supposed to help beef up security of the fleet to ensure "stable operation."

That basically means they're worried about the Sea Shepherd.

We think its terrible that they're pulling money away from disaster victims to go out and kill whales.

Let's hope the Sea Shepherd is ready to do what's needed of them to save the whales.

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The Whale Wars Are About To Begin Again

Filed under: WhalesAnimal CrueltyHunting

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The Whale Wars are only 48 hours away!

Founder of the Sea Shepherd, Paul Watson, posted on Facebook:

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This Does NOT Fill Us With Confidence, United Airlines

united grounds its 757 boeing fleet

Might be time to make the move to Delta…

United Airlines has grounded its entire fleet of Boeing 757 planes for "unscheduled maintenance."

Here's what United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson had to say about it:

"Specifically … United is performing follow-up maintenance checks starting today to the air data computers on its 96 Boeing 757s. All of the air data computers are fully functional. The checks are necessary as part of a modification process to the system."

Apparently, each check takes 60 to 90 minutes, and the fleet should be up-and-running again in 12 to 24 hours.

More from the FAA's Laura Brown:

"This is a voluntary action on United's part, and we will follow up as necessary."

Obvi we approve of airlines taking any AND ALL necessary measures to keep their planes in perfect working order, but it's a bit unsettling that this is an "unscheduled maintenance" and that it's putting their entire 757 fleet out of commission for as much as a day.

You're gonna lose a lot of business like that, United. Why is this happening all at once? How long have we been flying on potentially unsafe planes???

Thoughts?

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