Thursday, June 17, 2021

Dolphin At Japanese Aquarium Attempts Escape, Or Suicide?

(VIDEO) Japan — Tourists and seemingly, the other dolphins, were shocked when a dolphin propelled himself over the side of his tank.  Notice the concerned response of the other dolphins who crowded the edge to watch. It's painful to watch – and safe to say there's a sobering message from these captive creatures with what we pretend are smiles on their faces. — Global Animal

Curry For Sheep Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(ENVIRONMENT) One study suggests that the spices in curry such as coriander and tumeric can reduce the amount of methane produced by bacteria in sheep's stomach. Researchers hope that the spices can work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cows and sheep in the future. — Global Animal

Canadian Drivers Play Leap Frog To Avoid Toads

(WILDLIFE) B.C., CANADA — From April until July each year, Western toads hit the road around B.C.'s Fraser Valley. No worries, though - planned road closures will give the toads the right of way. Ribbit on! That's even better than the carpool lane! — Global Animal

“The Cove” Screenings Sell Out In Japan Despite Intimidation Tactics

(OSAKA, JAPAN) — Japanese theater owners are surprised by the public turnout to 'The Cove,' especially after all the bally-hoo from some extreme rightwing nationalists who claimed the film about the annual dolphin slaughter was an attack on Japan's honor. The sold-out showings suggest that free speech wins the day and many Japanese feel equipped to make up their own minds. — 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

Top 10 Travel Adventures For Animal Lovers

(ECO-TOURISM) From swimming with dolphins (we're talking ocean expedition) to feeding lion cubs in South Africa, to caring for pandas in China, Global Animal uncovers ten utterly wild volunteer vacations for animal lovers. Check out these trips and let us know which travel adventures with animals you'd do in a heartbeat. -- Global Animal

Panda Accidently Killed in China’s Jinan Zoo

CHINA–  Quan Quan, a 22-year-old giant panda, was accidently gassed at China's Jinan Zoo. Can anyone say zoo reform?

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!

Scientist Saving Wombats From Being Roadkill

AUSTRALIA- A Canadian scientist has taken her skills to Australia where she is actively researching the increase in wombat deaths on the road and how roads and highways are fragmenting animal populations and putting them at risk.

Dog Suffers PTSD After Iraq Duty As Bomb-Sniffer

(WORKING DOGS) – Gina, a highly trained bomb-sniffing German Shepherd, went to Iraq a happy dog, and came back from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read how soldier dogs, or Military Working Dogs (MWDs), are also paying the emotional costs of war. – Global Animal

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

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