Monthly Archives: October 2010
Oct. 28, 2010 GERMANY - This week we said goodbye to Paul, the octopus with a talent for predicting World Cup winners. Today ,we say hello to his successor, also named Paul!
TOKYO-Anti-hunting activists and dolphin fishermen will meet for the first time Nov. 2 in Taiji, Japan to discuss the annual dolphin slaughter.
CALIFORNIA - In a rare fatal shark attack, a UCSB student was killed while surfing in Santa Barbara. In 2009, roughly 100 million sharks were killed by humans for shark-fin soup. In contrast, there were five fatal attacks worldwide.
Missouri's proposition B may be bad news for the puppy breeding business. Michael Markarian, Human Society Legislative Fund President, tells how the puppy mills are not only abusing the dogs, but are giving them false papers.
UNITED STATES - How much is that doggy in your window? For millions of people, the answer is 'priceless.' Americans put their money where their meow is, now spending over $41 billion a year on their fluffy, feathered, and finned family members.
COSTA RICA- An email chain going around about 'World Shame Coast,' where sea turtle eggs are supposedly being poached, is a hoax. The people in the pictures aren't poachers – they're part of an effort to stabilize the turtle population!
NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA – This research doesn't bode well for whaling. Read how giant mammals, such as whales, play a crucial role in recycling nitrogen, which is to say, help sustain the planet we share. It's whales' enormous volume of waste we have to thank, which feeds the marine ecosystem.
Read how shelter dogs who are pulled from impending euthanasia are saving lives as search and rescue heroes in disaster-stricken places like Haiti. Don't you just love stories about animal heroes – especially those who were almost given up on? This one from the New York Times will make your heart soar.
SOUTH AFRICA - Earlier this week, we reported on a group looking to get the rapper 50 Cent involved in saving a black rhino who survived getting shot nine times, just like the artist. Now, in a six-degrees-of-separation plea, we're asking Global Animal readers to help us contact 50 Cent!
INTERNATIONAL - Thousands of protesters gathered in front of Japanese Consulates around the world, partaking in "International Save The Dolphins Day," trying to stop the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.