"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, October 05, 2007

Bob Elwood raises his voice for the crabs.

Crab claw cropping.... Sustainable or barbaric ? brought attention to the policy of de-clawing both claws from the edible crab, (Cancer pagurus) by fishermen in UK waters. Bob Elwood Professor of Animal Behaviour at Queen's University Belfast ( Marine Biology DOI:10.1007/s00227-007-0681-5) reported on the lack of sustainability and the welfare problems this raised and that to believe that i double de-clawed crabs the re-grew was "pie in the sky" as they could not forage or eat.

BBC4 "Today" programme this morning gave him the opportunity to express his views - in which it was revealed that traditionally only one claw was removed but the procedure for removing two claws was introduced without any evidence or debate.

The Reporter was Kevin Connelly.

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