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TAKE ACTION is GlobalAnimal.org's animal rights and activism section. Find ways to rescue pets, save farm animals and help endangered species, Plus, get the news on animal welfare laws and legislation and take part in petitions, if you like. Since animals do not have voices, people are roaring in their defense – and more and more, it's working.

Interview With The Black Fish: How & Why We Cut The Dolphin Nets

(VIDEO) The Black Fish co-founder, Wietse van der Werf, discusses the group's direct action to stop the dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, including a perilous night dive to cut the nets holding the dolphins captive – and how marine parks are linked to the slaughter.

The Black Fish Interview: What’s Wrong With Sea Parks

(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.

Dolphin meat contains dangerous levels of mercury. Photo credit: The Cove

Dolphin Hunters and Anti-Hunting Activists Meet To Discuss Dolphin Slaughter

TOKYO-Anti-hunting activists and dolphin fishermen will meet for the first time Nov. 2 in Taiji, Japan to discuss the annual dolphin slaughter.

First Step To End Shark Finning: Saying No To Tradition

Shark fin soup is a sign of respect at Chinese weddings, but for some newlyweds it is a deeper sign of respect to the sharks to abstain from the traditional soup. These couples hope that their small steps are the beginning of the end for this cruel tradition.

Amazing Black Eyed Peas Anti-Puppy Mill Video (& Protect Prop B)

(VIDEO) Global Animal was blown away by this puppy mill protest video set to the Black Eyed Peas rendition of "Where Is the Love?" Also find how to get involved to protect Prop B, the Missouri anti-puppy mills, which now faces the chopping block after voters approved the bill only five months ago. The very provisions that protect dogs from this horrific abuse are at serious of being reversed for the benefit of puppy mill owners.

Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day DETAILS HERE

November 5, 2010 – Today is Worldwide Anti-Whaling Day and international protests are scheduled in dozens of cities worldwide. Find all the details you need to attend one near you.

Undercover Footage Reveals Abattoir’s Cruelty

UK - (No graphic photos) Animal Aid undercover investigators secretly filmed the inhumane practices of several slaughterhouses. The shocking footage revealed the cruelties heaped upon the animals. These abuses prove that the slaughterhouse industry cannot be trusted to self-regulate its animal welfare standards.

Pamela Anderson Fights Fur With Seduction

ISRAEL – Pamela Anderson, a PETA ambassador,  hopes to talk leaders into passing a a stalled anti-fur bill in Israel. It's hard to say if she will incite change or indifference, but any voice speaking up for animals can be a good one. Read how she plans to use her 'powers of seduction' to promote the cause. – Global Animal

Hero Army Dog Euthanized In Arizona Pound

Nov. 16, 2010 ARIZONA–  Target, a hero stray that saved dozens of soldiers from a suicide attack in Afghanistan, was killed by mistake in a Casa Grande, Arizona pound. Here are some ways to honor Target's heroic military service...

Barkworks Protest Shines Spotlight On Puppy Mills

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2010. A large protest against Barkworks, a pet store chain that sells puppy mill bred puppies, shines a light on the larger issue of puppy mills across the country. With so many dogs up for adoption (and 20% are purebred!), no dog should be purchased in a store or over the internet. If you're thinking of adding a dog to your family this holiday season, rescue, don't buy! Almost every breed is available and has a dedicated rescue organization devoted to saving that breed.

Could The Whale Wars Be Over?

Nov. 30, 2010 (WHALE WARS) – Is it possible to be cautiously ecstatic? If so, that may capture how people worldwide feel about the Japanese whalers possibly calling it quits, at least for this season. Sea Shepherd is reporting that the whaling fleet has not yet left port. Never before have the whalers left later than November 19. Let us hope that the volunteers aboard the three vessels in the Operation No Compromise campaign will be out of work! – Global Animal

Sea Shepherd Departs For 2010 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign

Dec. 2, 2010 HOBART, AUS – Sea Shepherd set sail for their 2010-11 Operation No Compromise anti-whaling campaign today in the Antarctic. The conservation group's fleet includes the Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and the new "Gojira" (Japanese for Godzilla) Ocean Adventurer trimaran.

Grizzly Bears And Wolves Face Disastrous Federal Protection Ax (Take Action Petition)

Dec. 3, 2010 USA— (PETITION) Despite the low numbers of grizzly bears and grey wolves, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service appears to be caving to pressure from hunters and ranchers to take these iconic animals off the Endangered Species List. Grey wolves and grizzly bears have recovered under the endangered species act, but the populations are still low. With only 1,700 wolves, and 600 grizzlies in the Rocky Mountains, scientists question the breeding viability. The removal of this protection would allow these symbols of America to be hunted back to the brink of extinction once again.

Companies That Don’t Test On Animals (RESOURCE)

(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Here's a comprehensive list of companies that do not test on animals. This list is compiled and is updated several times a year by PETA. Those marked with an asterisk (*) manufacture strictly vegan products—made without animal ingredients, such as milk and egg byproducts, slaughterhouse byproducts, lanolin from sheep, honey, or beeswax. You may also be interested in: Tips For Compassionate Shopping. – Global Animal

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