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Ric O’Barry Reads Japan Probe

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    A reader in the States who saw Friday’s episode of “Blood Dolphins” has sent some screen captures of dolphin rights activist Ric O’Barry reading Japan Probe to find out the latest news about the Taiji dolphin hunt:

    And here is the video:

    The segment was filmed last year, right after it appeared that Taiji would not go forward with its annual dolphin hunt. At the time there were several optimistic reports in the international press claiming that foreign pressure had forced Taiji’s fishermen to give up on dolphin hunting. I made a post pointing out that the Japanese media was reporting that the hunt was taking place and dolphins had been captured, and it looks like O’Barry read that post. [Animal Planet’s cameraman is kind enough to zoom in on the site name, so that all the people watching at home can know the name of the site.]

    He even scrolled down and read some of the comments. He takes note of nakamura25’s comment that asked, “Where is Ric O’Barry?” When O’Barry finds Kitty’s “My Grandma makes an awesome dolphin burger!” comment, he has to turn away from the computer in disgust. If Kitty is still reading this site, he/she must be grinning with delight right now.

    69 comments - What do you think?  Posted by James - August 30, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Categories: Celebrity News, Site News

    Japanese Make-up Commercial

    This foundation will make your skin look so pretty that you’ll attract the attention of random white dudes:

    4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by James - August 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Categories: Odd / Strange

    Monkey Attacks in Japan

    Wild monkeys in Japan usually avoid human beings, but it looks like a group of them in Shizuoka Prefecture have started attacking people:

    Wild monkeys inflicted biting and scratching injuries on 43 people from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25 in the neighboring Shizuoka Prefecture cities of Mishima and Susono, it has been learned.

    Reports of monkey sightings in areas of Mishima including residential communities in the hills near the Hakone mountain range began coming to authorities in June. From Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 26 people were reported to have sustained injuries from monkey attacks. On Aug. 24, the city set up a task force and began trying to capture the monkeys.

    According to a more recent news article, the number of attack victims has reached 55.

    2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by James - at 7:37 am

    Categories: General Japan

    Japanese Cat Doesn’t Care About Annoying Baby

    ATV finds Rei, a cat in Japan that doesn’t get angry when a baby crawls all over him and does annoying stuff:

    This phenomenon is not limited Japan. Here’s a few popular American videos of babies testing the patience of cats:

    9 comments - What do you think?  Posted by James - August 28, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Categories: Animal Videos

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