Monthly Archives: February 2011

Overfishing Threatening Ocean’s Predators

(FISHING/OCEANS) Paul Watson once said that when the oceans die, we die. Let's hope that's not true because large predator fish, from bluefin tuna to cod to Atlantic salmon, are disappearing at an alarming rate, overfished around the world. Read what can be done to stop the clear-cutting of our oceans and restore the fish stock. – Global Animal

GALLERY: Behind The Scenes, Westminster Kennel Club 2011

(DOG PICTURES) Need a canine infusion? Check out these purebred pooches behind the scenes at the 135th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!

Russian Grey Whale Makes Incredible Journey

Flex, a Russian whale, swam from Russia, up to Canada, then down the coast to Mexico in about a month. His journey brings into question the relationship between eastern and western Pacific grey whales; could they be closer than we thought? Discover the reason for Flex's sprint across the ocean.

Vegan Natalie Portman Wins Oscar

HOLLYWOOD, CA - And the winner is...being veggie! The 83rd Academy Awards was a winning night for animal lovers. Vegan Natalie Portman won the Oscar for Best Actress. The evening's co-host Anne Hathaway is also a vegetarian, as is presenter Russell Brand. In fact, it seems like being a vegetarian is also good karma for winning the famous gold statue. The long list of vegan and vegetarian Oscar winners include Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Diane Keaton, Russell Crowe, Forest Whitaker, Dustin Hoffman, and many others.

Global Animal wants to give a shout out to Natalie Portman and Christian Bale who inspire us by demonstrating their love for animals by choosing a compassionate diet. Congratulations from all of your two-legged and four-legged fans here at Global Animal! – Global Animal


Close Encounter Kayaking With Orcas

(ANIMAL VIDEO) One of our readers sent us this amazing video of kayaking with Orcas in the San Juan Islands. Any closer than this and you're swimming with them! Send us your favorite animal (or pet) encounters! – Global Animal

Got Milk? Male Calves Endure Extreme Cruelty

AUSTRALIA (GO VEGAN) – The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is trying to lower the amount of hours that male calves, (non-milk producing and thus unwanted), can be starved before slaughter. It's now 30 hours. This is a ghastly by-product of the dairy industry, the slaughter of 800,000 male calves a year in Australia alone, with millions more being killed in the United States. If we must slaughter them, we owe these innocent calves a cruelty-free life without starvation. – Global Animal

Avoiding Snake Bites: Cohabitation Is Key

As snakes evolve, their venom is getting stronger because their natural prey is adapting to neutralize it. Read to how to avoid being one of the 5.5 million people being bitten every year by venomous snakes. – Global Animal

Daredevil Fox Climbs Tower, Lives On 72nd Story

LONDON — A curious fox climbed up 945 feet, 72 floors, to live the high life in Britain's tallest skyscraper. Romeo, as the fox has been named for his efforts, has been moved back to his den with no harm done.  Read the adorable story here.

Activists Fight For Orca’s Freedom (Take Action)

A young orca whale, Morgan, is currently being held captive in the Netherlands.  Activists are taking legal action in hopes of freeing her back into her natural habitat.  Read on and get involved... – Global Animal

What Will Happen To Japanese Whaling Now?

After the Sea Shepherd victory in the Southern Ocean with the whaling fleet sent running back to Japan, the question arises, what will happen to Japanese whaling ? Hardy Jones outlines why resuming the hunt is not a feasible option for the whalers. Discover the obstacles, including the Sea Shepherd, Japanese whalers would face if they tried to return to the Antarctic next year.

What Is Your Favorite Global Animal Category? (POLL)

What section of Global Animal do you head to first to find a story to read?  Whatever section you like best, tell us by taking this little poll! Want to let us know why you love your section? Tell us in the comments. We want to know what you think! — Global Animal

Sea Shepherd’s Five Ways Of Changing The World

Sea Shepherd has made huge progress in their goal to stop whaling, even ending the Japanese whaling season a month early, but their tactics are often controversial and dangerous. Could they have accomplished so much using different methods? Read the top five ways Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherds are changing the world into a safer place for whales.

Bulldog Is On A Roll

(DOGS) Tillman, an English bulldog, has made a name for himself by doing what he loves– skateboarding. He holds the world record as the fastest skateboarding canine. And this extreme sports dog has also mastered skimboarding, surfing and snowboarding. With over 3,000 Facebook fans, the talented Tillman's is one popular pup. – Global Animal

Gorillas Go Heart-Healthy With New Zoo Diet

(GORILLAS) Just like for people, heart disease is the number one killer for male Western lowland gorillas. In hopes of increasing gorillas' lifespans, researchers...

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