Nov. 29, 2010 AUSTRALIA– Bluefin tuna is Australia's most valuable fin fish, but that didn't stop the government from tightening fishing laws and listing the fish as "conservation dependent." The fish was badly hit by a 20-year hidden overcatch by Japanese fishers and current populations are 4.7 percent of their previous size.
UNITED KINGDOM - The wide spread fear of pit bulls claims another victim. The peaceful pet of a disabled child has been placed on death row because he was classified as a 'dangerous breed' because he slightly resembled a pit bull type dog. Not only has Lennox done nothing wrong, but he was seized by officials under questionable circumstances.
Nov. 23, 2010– Read how this new accord stipulates that the 13 nations will strive to double the tiger population by 2022, crack down on poaching and illicit trade in tiger pelts and body parts.
ARIZONA - There are some stories that just don't have a happy ending for anyone involved. What's left is the loss of this beautiful dog, her devastated guardians, and a fired employee who is now receiving threats. No winners here. – Global Animal
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.
(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!
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.
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?
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...
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.
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.