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Interview With The Black Fish Co-Founder

(VIDEO) We've got 'em! Anyone who's been following the recent net-cutting events in Taiji, Japan has probably wondered, 'Who are The Black Fish?' In Global Animal's exclusive interview with Wietse Van Der Werf, co-founder of The Black Fish, he reveals the origins of The Black Fish and how their approach differs from other organizations, like Sea Shepherd and Ric O'Barry's Save Japan Dolphins.

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.

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.

DiCaprio Heading To India To ‘Save Tigers Now’

September 27,2010–  Leonardo DiCaprio’s campaign with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to draw awareness to the plight of the 3,200 remaining tigers in the wild will take the actor-activist to India.

Pete Bethune: Why Failure Doesn’t Scare Me (& What I’m Doing Now)

(VIDEO) Pete Bethune's take action attitude is good news for Lolita The Whale, who's been imprisoned in a tiny tank for over 40 years. In this video podcast interview with Global Animal, Bethune describes how, after hearing from a young boy about Lolita's plight, he decided to get involved.  Hear what this conservationist, former Sea Shepherd, and holder of the world record for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat thinks is the key for anyone who wants to make a difference in the world.

Pete Bethune: What I Wish Japanese People Knew (& Making Friends On The Shonan...

(VIDEO) Sea Shepherd maverick Pete Bethune talks about actually making friends with his captors aboard the Shonan Maru 2 Japanese whaling vessel! Bethune also corrects the hype surrounding him and other Sea Shepherd volunteers, explaining how they're ordinary people from all walks of life...

Pete Bethune: My Time In A Japanese Prison

NEW ZEALAND - (VIDEO) Pete Bethune, conservationist and anti-whaling activist, describes his three months in a Japanese prison and the regimen that kept him sane. He discusses being treated like Hannibal Lector and how his reputation may have actually been a very good thing.

Pete Bethune: How I Boarded The Shonan Maru 2

NEW ZEALAND– (VIDEO) The Kiwi Has Landed! Pete Bethune of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society discusses his harrowing middle-of-the-night boarding of the Japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru 2, which sank Bethune's trimaran, the Ady Gil, in the Antarctic Ocean last January.

Capt. Paul Watson: “We’re All Just Spaceship Passengers”

(VIDEO) In this new series of video interviews with Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson, the Captain draws an illustrative analogy that people are just passengers on a spaceship called Earth. Watson explains why 'popping the rivets' of the ship – or removing species from the planet, one by one – has disastrous implications for us all.

Capt. Paul Watson: On Prop Foulers And Other Tactics

(VIDEO) In this new video in Global Animal's interview series with Paul Watson, the Captain responds to critics about the efficacy of Sea Shepherd's prop foulers and other tactics. Turns out, the reality of an multi-faceted campaign isn't always captured in reality television.


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

Pete Bethune: Confronting The Whaling Captain Who Sank The Ady Gil

NEW ZEALAND– (VIDEO) Anti-whaling activist Pete Bethune describes the moments after boarding the Shonun Maru 2, the Japanese whaling ship that sank his vessel, the Ady Gil, in the Antarctic waters of a whale sanctuary. Bethune describes the whaling crew's reaction to him materializing on the ship and the captain's reaction to Bethune making a citizen's arrest for the whalers' illegal activities.

Capt. Paul Watson: If We Kill Our Oceans, We Kill Ourselves

(SEA SHEPHERD/ANIMAL ACTIVISM VIDEO) Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society talks about the death of our oceans, the politics of extinction and how the collapse of entire species of fish like the bluefin tuna is bad news for humans. — Global Animal