tisdag 29 april 2008

Fair Trade & Dolphins

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On May 20, the Republican controlled House of Representatives passed HR 408, the new "dolphin death act," by a vote of 262 to 166. Should this bill become law, thousands more dolphins will die needlessly in tuna nets every year, and US consumers will be left buying tuna mislabeled as "dolphin safe" tuna caught by chasing, encircling and capturing dolphins.Last year, the House passed an identical bill by a wider margin of 320 to 108. The 85 member Dolphin Safe Fair Trade Coalition, spearheaded by Earth Island Institute, reacted to this year's tighter vote with cautious optimism.