Cams Give Eagle Eye View Of Live Nesting
(BIRDS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Five bald eagle cameras have been set up across the country to live-stream the peak of their nesting season. Viewers can watch as eaglets hatch, feed, and develop over time. If you're lucky, you might even see them take off for their first flight! Eagle cams have been in use for several years, but recently exploded in popularity. Highly valued in the scientific community, the cams spread awareness about conservation to the general public and help with biological and behavioral research. Read the full article below for more on eagle cams, the history of the bald eagle's plight, and to view the five live-stream feeds for yourself. — Global Animal
Crikey Bindi! What Were You Thinking?
(SEAWORLD/CELEBRITY NEWS) "The Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's daughter Bindi is facing a storm of social media backlash after announcing she and her younger brother Robert are teaming up with SeaWorld. In an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America, the 15-year-old gushed about how excited she was "to be carrying on in dad's footsteps." But has she seen Blackfish, the scathing documentary about Sea World's brutal treatment of killer whales? Shortly before Steve Irwin's death in 2006, Australia's popular crocodile hunter was reportedly considering joining Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on one of their voyages to protect whales. The marine conservation group, who honored Irwin by renaming a ship after him, rigorously denounces SeaWorld and the captivity of any marine animal. So how exactly is joining forces with Sea World following in dad's footsteps? Read below for more on Bindi's controversial alliance. — Global Animal
Join Ricky Gervais In Saving Tortured Puppies & Kittens
(ANIMAL TESTING/CELEBRITIES) Earlier this week, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) released horrific footage documenting testing on young animals in a UK lab. The BUAV reported 92 beagle puppies, 10 adult nursing female beagles, and at least 15 kittens were killed at MSD Animal Health during their eight-month-long undercover investigation. The BUAV's findings have influenced many UK celebrity activists in speaking against the inhumane animal experimentation. Ricky Gervais from The Office, along with famed author Jilly Cooper and TV presenter Wendy Turner Webster, are just a few to join the cause. Read below for more on what Gervais and other celebs are saying about the cruelty, and sign the petition requesting MSD Health stop the cruel testing and killing of puppies, kittens, and other young animals. — Global Animal
Anne The Elephant May Be Safe, But Is She Happy?
(CIRCUS ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Anne, a formerly abused circus elephant, has finally found a forever home. The process took three long years, but Anne is now being provided with accommodations at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. However, because Longleat decided against creating an elephant sanctuary, Anne is being forced to live out her remaining years without the necessary company of other elephants. — Global Animal
Sea Turtles Crawling Towards Extinction?
(SEA TURTLES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) There are seven different species of sea turtles and each are considered threatened, yet there are over 40 regions (including Australia, Japan and Mexico) where it is still legal to hunt these resilient animals. In fact, more than 40,000 marine turtles are legally killed each year, with Papua New Guinea being responsible for more than 36 percent of all legally captured turtles. Continue reading below to find out more about these endangered species and click here to see how you can help save sea turtles from extinction. — Global Animal
The Well-Intentioned Eater: A Step In the Right Direction
(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN CLOTHING) I know I usually talk about food, but this week I decided to branch out a bit. I needed to get my boots repaired and it got me thinking. We all know about the cruelties animals endure for fur fashion, but what about leather? Like Khloe Kardashian and other anti-fur supporters, I never wear fur. There are so many other things I could be wearing instead, and if I really want the look and feel of fur there are plenty of faux options. — Global Animal