Friday, June 18, 2021

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Koala Takes Australian Parliament By Cute Storm

AUSTRALIA- A koala, a python, and a Tasmanian devil walk into...That's not the beginning of a silly joke. These threatened animals actually visited Canberra's Parliament House to put faces to names for Australia's National Threatened Species Day.

Man Who Owned Lion Cubs Is Convicted Under (Toothless) B.C. Law

CANADA - A new restriction on the ownership of exotic animals is finally in play, resulting in a man being fined a mere $500 for keeping two lion cubs in his backyard.  This, after a grown tiger he owned in 2007 killed his girlfriend.  What's it going to take for this guy to learn his lesson? Perhaps a law with more teeth?

NC Lab Animals Rescued After Abuse Video Released, Loving Homes Needed

NORTH CAROLINA– A research lab that tests chemicals on animals shut its doors after a PETA video revealed disturbing footage of alleged cruelty to cats, dogs and rabbits. Now, officials are looking for new homes for the hundreds of rescued animals. Hint, hint...

Peter Singer On Forgotten Fish: Why We Ignore Their Pain

(FISHING/OCEANS) Animal welfare luminary, professor at Princeton University, and author Peter Singer ponders if the consumption of fish is ethical, and why we seem unconcerned with their pain. Read Singer's compelling account on why fishing is widely accepted, though commercial fishing is among the most inhumane of hunting practices, letting fish die a slow and painful death by leaving them out of the water. For those of us who say, 'I only eat fish,' in answer to the vegetarian question, this article provides unforgettable food for thought. Whether or not our actions change, at very least, our choices are more informed. – Global Animal

Capt. Paul Watson On: Being ‘Anti-Japanese’

Sept. 28,2010 (VIDEO) In this interview with Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd, Watson addresses the allegations that he is anti-Japanese or Japan-bashing. Hear Watson make the point that his daughter is half-Asian and that anti-whaling and protecting whales from slaughter is an international concern, among other compelling statements.

Capt. Paul Watson on: Being A ‘Terrorist’

Sept. 28,2010 (VIDEO) The most controversial videos in the series yet! In this compelling interview with Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson, the Captain addresses the attacks that he and Sea Shepherd are 'terrorists.' Watson also discusses being on INTERPOL's watch list and what it's like to be tracked like fellow 'terrorist,' His Holiness, The Dalai Lama.

Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd Crew

Capt. Paul Watson on: Japanese Whalers ‘Trying To Kill Us’

September 28,2010 (VIDEO) There's never a dull moment hearing Captain Paul Watson state his position on behalf of his clients, the whales! In this new interview, he discusses the life-threatening actions taken by the Japanese whalers against  Sea Shepherd volunteers.

Alaskan Wolves Killed by Airplane Hunters

Scientists ‘Discover’ That Killing Wolves Reduces Wolf Population

Surprise! Scientists announced that the hunting program in Idaho and Montana to kill gray wolves reduces their population. Kind of makes a cranky, but logical, animal lover want to learn how to reduce the humans-who-kill-wolves population and the politicians who promoted the deadly junk science.

Interview With The Black Fish: How & Why We Cut The Dolphin Nets

(VIDEO) The Black Fish co-founder, Wietse van der Werf, discusses the group's direct action to stop the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, including a perilous night dive to cut the nets holding the dolphins captive – and how marine parks are linked to the slaughter.

Crowds Show Up Worldwide To Protest Japanese Dolphin Slaughter

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.

Missouri Puppy Mills Give Abused Dogs False AKC Papers

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.

Sea Shepherd Gets 105-Foot, Multi-Hull Monster For This Season’s Whale Wars

(WHALE WARS) Check out these pictures and video of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's new 105-foot, high-speed, multi-hull Ocean Adventurer. The trimaran is named Gojira, which is Japanese for Godzilla. Should be exciting to watch this season of Whale Wars and this new boat in anti-whaling action!

WWF Calls For Better Protection For New Parks

AUSTRALIA - New parks are to be created as marine and wildlife sanctuaries in Western Australia, but the new protections proposed for this area in Kimberly will still allow oil drilling, mining, and commercial fishing. It seems these new protections don't protect against anything.

Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act Prop B Passes!

MISSOURI - Thanks to Missouri's compassionate voters and tireless animal advocates, this election went to the dogs! Read how the Prop B laws take a bite out of puppy breeders.