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Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson Responds To Bethune Verdict (VIDEO)

(VIDEO) Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson upon hearing Pete Bethune was given a suspended prison sentence. — Global Animal

Whaling Activist Pete Bethune Gets Suspended Jail Term

(WHALING) Anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune has been given a two-year prison sentence, suspended for five years, by a Japanese court. — Global Animal

Anti-Whaling Activist Pete Bethune Won’t Get Jail Time

(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

Powdered Rhino Horn Isn’t So Pretty: Model Apologizes For ‘Not Knowing’ Rhino Is Rhino

(RHINO) Elle Macpherson says powdered rhino horn "works for her," then says she never knew she was using it. — Global Animal

Good Doggie Deeds ‘Paw It Forward’

(DOGS) Orange County, CA — A couple turned their love for dogs into a club for dogs and owners featuring 'puppy pow-wows.' Now, 'Paw It Forward' is a growing campaign to raise money for no kill dog shelters. — Global Animal

Oscar-Winner ‘The Cove’ Shows In Japan, Finally!

(ANIMAL MOVIE) — Against enormous odds, "The Cove," an Oscar-winning film about Taiji, a Japanese dolphin-hunting village, opened on Saturday around Japan amidst protests by furious nationalists. — Global Animal

Bethune’s Fate To Be Determined In Next 24 Hours

(WILDLIFE) — Peter Bethune has been in jail in Japan since February, after he boarded a japanese whaling ship and attempted to arrest the captain. He faces up to 2 years in prison. — Global Animal

Poor Little Rich Dog: Chihuahua Inherits $3 million

(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

Thousands of Bear Paws Smuggled At Russia-China Border

(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

‘Princess Abby’ is World’s Ugliest Dog

(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

The Art of Being (GALLERY)

(PHOTO GALLERY) A magnificent collection shows the animal kingdom bursting with life. — Global Animal

International Whaling Commission Weighs Renewed Whale Hunts

"Save the whales!" One of the earliest slogans of the environmental movement, it galvanized a generation of conservationists. Awe-inspiring behemoths that breached the ocean's...

Dog of Valor Award Is Tough Choice, So Many Heroic Dogs

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.

Elephant And Dog Know Value Of Friendship

(ANIMAL CONNECTION/WILDLIFE VIDEO) At an animal sanctuary in Tennessee, an elephant named Tara and a dog named Bella have formed an enduring friendship. Watch and see how their bond is unshakable in both sickness and in health. What great friends! -- Global Animal