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It's World Penguin Day!

Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 16:52 UTC
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In case you didn't know, this Saturday, 20th January, is World Penguin Day! What better way to celebrate it than start planning your own Falkland Islands adventure. Penguins...well we've got plenty, but that's not all the Falklands is about. It's a bird watcher's paradise. It is fabulous for walking, exploring, photography, fishing, and immersing yourself in island life. And perhaps as much as anything else, it's the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of, well, the rest of the world! Read full article

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  • Chicureo

    From the press:

    The government of The Falklands Islands kicked off a debate this week when it ordered that Weddel seals and Rockhopper penguins no longer be dropped alive into boiling water. Boiling them causes pain, the government said, and should be replaced by a more rapid method of death — such as bludgeoning them on the head with a hammer before cooking.

    This has caused a number of Kelpers to gather in Port Stanley last Wednesday with placards with sayings such as “keep our cooking traditions as they are!” and “boiled live seal tastes less oily!”

    During the memorable residence of Argentine soldiers in 1982, boiling alive penguins and seals was introduced to the islanders as it's very popular type of preparation in Ushuaia.

    Jan 17th, 2018 - 07:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Brit Bob

    Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations

    Thankfully the invaders were defeated in 1982. Do the Argentines even understand what it means to have sovereignty?

    Falklands – Argentina's Sovereignty Aspirations (1 pg): https://www.academia.edu/34583696/Falklands_Argentinas_Sovereignty_Aspirations

    Jan 17th, 2018 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marcos Alejandro

    Happy day penguins!..and watch out for Brits

    ”Millions were killed for their oil late in the 19th century. Eight penguins were estimated to make one gallon (4.5 litres) of oil. In 1867 it was reported that four vessels engaged in the ‘penguin and seal fishery’ in the Falklands made 50,700 gallons of penguin oil which implys the destruction of half a million birds in one season.

    https://www.falklandsconservation.com/wildlife/penguins/history

    And more recent..

    https://www.falklandsconservation.com/wildlife/penguins/history

    Jan 18th, 2018 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • JanH

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 02:39 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Pete Bog

    @Jan H

    The Falklands will make bio fuel out of kelp in the next 25 years.

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 12:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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