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Rachel on Japanese whaling - ABC Breakfast

The annual whale hunt is about to commence in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with Japanese whalers, including the factory ship the Nisshin Maru, in place for the slaughter of nearly 1,000 minke whales and 50 fin whales. The start of the hunt coincides with a brief visit to Japan by Kevin Rudd, who will stop over in Tokyo on his way to Copenhagen to meet the new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

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Help End Factory-Farming at AnimalsAustralia.org

What they never told you:

Most eggs and meat products sold in supermarkets come from factory farms. Many cruel farming systems are being phased out elsewhere in the world, but Australia is lagging behind.

In Australia it is legal to confine a mother pig in a barren metal crate so small that she cannot even turn around. She can be left to suffer in this crate for her entire 4 month pregnancy.

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Rachel talks to ABC about the oil leak finally stopped in the Timor Sea

The oil and gas leak in the Timor Sea has finally been stopped and the huge fire which started on the well head of the West Atlas rig on Sunday has been extinguished. Engineers from the company PTTEP Australasia are hoping to board the West Atlas rig and plug the well, finally, in the coming days.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

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