(VIDEO) Marking the Save Japan Dolphins international protest, we revisit our interview with The Black Fish co-founder, Wietse van der Werf, who describes what's wrong with dolphinariums like SeaWorld and how the captivity trade is linked to the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.
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.
URUGUAY- (BABY DOLPHIN PICTURES) After being found injured by a fishing net, Nipper, a baby dolphin is nursed back to health. See the magnificent photos of the tiny La Plata river dolphin – and the concerned penguin who oversaw young dolphin's care.
Nov. 10, 2010 URUGUAY- (PHOTOS) The injured baby dolphin who's captured the world's compassion is recovering under 24-hour care. Here's the update on Nipper, the boys who saved him, and the penguin who's sticking around!
Nov. 12, 2010 URUGUAY - Nipper is suffering from hypothermia, which is worrisome as it may aggravate the rescued baby dolphin's respiratory infection. Cold weather has caused the water temperature in the pool to drop. The team, which is working around the clock, have heated the pool water and are warming the surrounding environment.
We at Global Animal have been pondering the world’s overwhelming and gratifying interest in the baby dolphin rescued off a beach in Uruguay. ‘Nipper,’ as he has become to be called, became the most popular story on Global Animal this week.
Nov. 13, 2010 URUGUAY- Nipper the baby dolphin rescued 12 days ago, died at dawn this morning of complications from hypothermia and respiratory failure, according to Richard Tesore, who had been caring for the infant river dolphin at the SOS Rescate Fauna Marina in Uruguay.
December 1, 2010 JAPAN– JUST IN: According to conservationist Pete Bethune, Japanese whalers have left port in three harpoon ships for the start of the 2010 whaling season.
CANADA — A dramatic increase in orphaned bear cubs is causing problems in British Columbia. While the wildlife rehabilitation centers are caring for more cubs than ever before, government funding has been slashed. Read more about the fate of the orphaned cubs.
Despite laws geared at protecting wildlife from aerial hunting, hundreds of Alaskan wolves have been killed from hunters in airplanes. Learn more about this ongoing practice and find out how you can help protect wolves.
400 bison, some of the last of the Great American Herds, could be slaughtered because they searched for food in the wrong National Forest. Read on to learn about the injustice in Montana, and how you can urge the federal government to put a halt to it. — Global Animal