Category: Cat. 3 – Activism

Cat. 3, Activism 16 – BL-61 – Year of the Shark

Cat. 3, Activism 16 – BL-61 – Year of the Shark

Ch. 61 –  Year of the Shark ACTIVISTS PROTEST TO BAN SHARK FINS IN CHINATOWN A group of local community organizations and activists came together in Chinatown Saturday morning in support of a ban on shark fins. Shark fin soup has been served as a delicacy for centuries in China and elsewhere and is a…

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Cat. 3, Activism 14 – BL-58 – The Year of the Deer

Cat. 3, Activism 14 – BL-58 – The Year of the Deer

Ch. 58 –  Year of the Deer When I was on my CARE-tours, I participated and assisted in many local campaigns, and instigated a few of my own. In doing so, I met and worked with some of the greatest grassroots activists across the land. I stress the word “grassroots”, to which things like the…

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Cat. 3, Activism 13 – BL-56 – Covert in Shimonoseki

Cat. 3, Activism 13 – BL-56 – Covert in Shimonoseki

Ch. 56 –  Covert in Shimonoseki Technology in and of itself is neither good nor evil. It is our application of it that makes that determination. Take ships, for example. They are just man-made objects that float on water, with some means of propulsion. There is nothing intrinsically good or evil about them. What makes…

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Cat. 3, Activism 12 – BL-55 – Undercover in Taiji

Cat. 3, Activism 12 – BL-55 – Undercover in Taiji

Ch. 55 –  Undercover in the Cove 2004 was, like other years, crammed, just a little more so. While the first Compassion for Animals Road Expedition (CARE-1 tour) spanned August 2003 and April 2004, and while I spoke at the National Animal Rights Conference in Washington DC for the first time in July 2004, I…

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Cat. 3, Activism 11 – BL-54 – Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE-tours)

Cat. 3, Activism 11 – BL-54 – Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE-tours)

Ch. 54 –  Compassion for Animals Road Expedition #1 Between 2003 and 2010, I conducted seven Compassion for Animals Road Expeditions (CARE-tours – CARE-1 thru CARE-7), each covering 30-45 states in 5-8 months, all solo except for CARE-1. On April 2, 2017, Shannon Wright and I wedded at Lake Tahoe, immediately after which we launched…

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Cat. 3, Activism 10 – BL-52 – Makah Whale Hunt

Cat. 3, Activism 10 – BL-52 – Makah Whale Hunt

Ch. 52 –  Makah Whale Hunt In 1998, the Makah Indian band in northwest Washington state began making noise of wanting to revive whaling, which had been discontinued for 70 years. In other words, three generations of Makahs had not needed nor experienced nor depended on the tradition, so much so that they had forgotten how…

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Cat. 3, Activism 8 – BL-45 – Champions of The Wild

Cat. 3, Activism 8 – BL-45 – Champions of The Wild

Ch. 45 –  Champions of The Wild In the summer of 1997, I received a phone call from Chris Buyere, CEO of Omni Film and producer of the highly successful TV wildlife documentary series “Champions of The Wild”, which as it happened ran for five seasons on Discovery Channel in twenty countries from 1998 to…

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Cat. 3, Activism 7 – BL-44 – My Year of the Tiger

Cat. 3, Activism 7 – BL-44 – My Year of the Tiger

Ch. 44 –  My Year of the Tiger Being a boots-on-the-ground tiger preservationist has its benefits. If I didn’t go to India and work at the Kanha and Bandhavgarh tiger reserves over the four year period of 1996-1999, I would never have witnessed this amazing jungle drama in person. And I doubt that even National…

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