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Importing Bear Bile Into the US Could Get You 20 Years in Jail

A South Korean woman living in Los Angeles has been charged with importing bear bile from China to illegally sell as an aphrodisiac. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. [social_buttons] Investigators intercepted a package addressed the Seongja Hyun while waiting for transport to Los Angeles from a San Francisco sorting facility. […]

March 28th

EU Sets Strict Curbs on Fishing Bluefin Tuna

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments agreed a 15-year plan on Tuesday that set strict curbs on fishing for bluefin tuna, cutting quotas and tightening port inspections to stop the species from heading for extinction. Prized by sushi and sashimi lovers, bluefin tuna has seen its numbers fall sharply in eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. In […]

November 27th

No More Sushi?

BARBATE, Spain (Reuters) – Fishermen like Diego Crespo have trapped the giant tuna swarming into the warm Mediterranean for over 3,000 years, but he says this year may be one of his last. Japanese demand for its fatty flesh to make sushi has sparked a fishing frenzy for the Atlantic bluefin tuna — a torpedo-shaped […]

October 1st

Worst way to die. Ever.

Hey Diggers! Here’s reason #42 why this site is better than yours. And, my weekly non-green bit of bizarrary brings us to Germany and the scene of one of the creepiest ways to die around… A MAN who lived in his own “zoo” of lizards and insects was fatally bitten by a pet black widow […]

August 8th