Even though there is an international moratorium on whaling, banning all forms of whaling for everything expect a "scientific research" loophole (which Japan exploits yearly), many countries continue to hunt whales.
In fact, since the ban, the number of whales killed each year has almost doubled in the past decade!
The whole quota thing sounds overly complicated, almost creating a stock market for whales.
Last February, the Sea Shepherd, the marine conservation group that stared in Animal Planet's Whale Wars, won the battle against Japan's whaling.
Yah For Whales, boo for Animal Planet!
Now that Japan has suspended its controversial whaling operations the network has a prime time slot to fill.
So the network has ordered a spin-off!! Hooray!
Tentatively titled The Faroe Islands Project, the show has the Sea Shepherds (including Capt. Paul Watson) charting a course to the Danish Protectorate of the Faroe Islands, where there’s an annual hunt for pilot whales titled “The Grind.”
In a practice going back to the first Norse settlements on the islands, an estimated 1,000 whales are corralled by local residents into the shallow coves to be killed.
Shooting begins in July for an unspecified number of episodes and no air date is set. And with some reports that the Japanese might re-start their whaling efforts, Animal Planet is also prepared to order a fifth season of Whale Wars.
Not only do we now have lots of women saying Bill Cosby either raped, drugged, or sexually assaulted them, but there's also a former employee to back up their claims!
Frank Scotti worked at NBC's Brooklyn studios back in The Cosby Show's heyday, and he did a lot of things he's not proud of.
So, the 90-year-old is speaking out in defense of the alleged victims.
In a taped interview, Scotti talks about Cosby having Scotti run around town giving women up to $2,000 in money orders (in Scotti's name, of course), after they'd visited Cosby. He also talks about Cosby instructing him to get a Queens apartment for a woman at one point.
In fact, sometimes, Cosby would just hand Scotti a bag of $100 bills and he'd spend the day dispersing the money orders!
Worst of all, Scotti talked about when Cosby and the manager at a modeling agency would bring over girls. Cosby would tell Scotti to make sure no one went into his dressing room, after Scotti had brought the girls in there.
As for Cosby's camp, his lawyer Martin Singer said