(VIDEO) Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson upon hearing Pete Bethune was given a suspended prison sentence. — Global Animal
(WHALING) Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune has been given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for five years, by a Japanese court. — Global Animal
(WHALING) Bethune was given a two-year sentence, suspended for five years, by a Tokyo court. It is expected the 45-year-old New Zealander will be released today after already serving five months in detention in Tokyo while his case was being heard. — Global Animal
(RHINO) Elle Macpherson says powdered rhino horn "works for her," then says she never knew she was using it. — Global Animal
(DOG) MIAMI, Fl. - Heiress Gail Posner set up her pet dogs to keep living the high life with a $3 million trust fund. – Global Animal
(ILLEGAL ANIMAL TRADE) RUSSIA — The recent opening of the Russia-China border is having a negative effect: a rise in bear paw smuggling. — Global Animal
(DOG) "To other people she is ugly, and kids in the neighborhood in the beginning were kind of scared of her," says Kathleen Francis, Princess Abby's owner. "But I think she is beautiful through and through." Princess Abby won the title of World's Ugliest Dog last weekend. — Global Animal
This year's Dog of Valor award has some tough competition. There are simply so many dog heroes to recognize. From Calamity Jane who lost her leg protecting strangers, to other dogs who went beyond the call of duty to save people, we're grateful to all these extraordinary pets.