Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Politics

GlobalAnimal.org's POLITICS section covers animal laws and animal welfare legislation in governments worldwide.

Thousands of Bear Paws Smuggled At Russia-China Border

(ILLEGAL ANIMAL TRADE) RUSSIA — The recent opening of the Russia-China border is having a negative effect: a rise in bear paw smuggling. — Global Animal

Bethune’s Fate To Be Determined In Next 24 Hours

(WILDLIFE) — Peter Bethune has been in jail in Japan since February, after he boarded a japanese whaling ship and attempted to arrest the captain. He faces up to 2 years in prison. — Global Animal

Does Herbal Medicine Work For Ailing Pets?

(PET CARE) Veterinarian Dr. Palmquist reviews the pros and cons of alternative veterinary medicine versus scientific treatments for pets. -- Global Animal

Anti-Whaling Activist Pete Bethune Won’t Get Jail Time

(WHALING) Bethune was given a two-year sentence, suspended for five years, by a Tokyo court. It is expected the 45-year-old New Zealander will be released today after already serving five months in detention in Tokyo while his case was being heard. — Global Animal

Whaling Activist Pete Bethune Gets Suspended Jail Term

(WHALING) Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune has been given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for five years, by a Japanese court. — Global Animal

Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson Responds To Bethune Verdict (VIDEO)

(VIDEO) Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson upon hearing Pete Bethune was given a suspended prison sentence. — Global Animal

Cheap Meat Can Be Costly

Author David Kirby brings the harsh realities of cheap meat to light, warning that even vegans are not safe from the guilt of sustaining factory farming. Kirby warns that cheap meat can actually be costly to the planet and eventually, your wallet. — Global Animal

Animals and Lost Innocence

(ANIMAL ART) GA exclusive: Featured Blog Den contributor Claire Nettleton, Ph.D (ABD), shares her impressions of the art exhibit A Voyage of Growth and Discovery that ties themes of children, art, and animals. — Global Animal

PETA Opening Office In Middle East (And What Do You Think Of PETA?)

(ANIMAL RIGHTS) — PETA is opening an office in the United Arab Emirates. Read about PETA's initial plans as well as Global Animal's position on PETA. You either love them or hate 'em. Please tell us what you think! — Global Animal

Farmers Lament Deers’ Cuteness As Public Resists Deer Cull ( aka Killing)

CANADA-Farmers frustrated with deer eating their crop call for a cull (aka killing) to diminish the deer population and damages to crop. Here's an easier, less bloody solution: Use a fence or netting!

Cats Unleashed: One New Yorker’s Attempt To Walk Her Cat

NEW YORK- One brave New Yorker hits the streets with her cat, a leash, and a lot of hope. This can't be that hard, right?

Blue-whales are the world's largest known animals. Photo Credit: Erik Olson, New York Times

The Whale Paradox

(OCEANS/WHALES) Philip Hoare tells us why we owe whales an apology. If we're not hunting them, we're exploiting them for entertainment – outmoded ways of interacting with the magnificent mammals. – Global Animal

Capt. Paul Watson: The Whale That Changed My Life

(SEA SHEPHERD/ANIMAL ACTIVISM VIDEO) Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson tells the riveting story of the moment a dying harpooned whale met his eye–-and how it changed his life forever. -- Global Animal
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Captain Paul Watson: You Can Change The World

(SEA SHEPHERD/ANIMAL ACTIVISM VIDEO) In an interview with Global Animal, Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, reminds us that all great movements begin with individual action. -- Global Animal

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