MICHIGAN- Forget the nagging wife clichés – a gnawing dog may be good for your health. A drunk man who'd passed out woke to find his toe chewed off by his pet terrier. Good thing, because it led to a diabetes diagnosis. This dog, like many others, seems to have the ability to detect illness.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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.
JAPAN- Some Japanese are resorting to violent threats against Ric O'Barry and others who challenge Taiji's dolphin slaughter. 'The Cove' director likens it to America's former slavery tradition, noting that unjust 'traditions' can and should end.
(JAPAN DOLPHINS) Oscar-winning producer Fisher Stevens describes the changes to his worldview that culminated in the making of 'The Cove.' — Global Animal
(TIGER) RUSSIA/CHINA — Russia and China celebrate the year of the Tiger by creating the first protected area Siberian (Amur) tigers. Read what this means for 20 of the world's remaining 450 Amur tigers and other endangered species. — Global Animal
(POLITICS) SCOTLAND — New hunting restrictions crack down on off-season hunting, but that's cold comfort to anyone who values life over blood 'sport.' The new rules entirely remove the need for a hunting license. Extra points for hitting both the cruel and stupid bullseye. — Global Animal