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Animal Lovers Worldwide Rally To Capture Seal Killers

Dec. 7, 2010 NEW ZEALAND — Officials are calling for the public's help to track down the people who massacred 23 fur seals, including eight pups, at Ohau Point. For anyone with information, or those wanting to get involved with bringing these killers to justice, see the following contact information...

Pigs, Gestation Crates, Animal Cruelty, Factory Farms, Walmart

Shameful Smithfield Factory Pig Farm Reneges On Humane Promises

Dec. 15, 2010 -  Smithfield Foods, the largest factory farm for pigs, may know no shame, but it knows a lot about torture. Smithfield is reneging on its promise to end the use of  'gestation crates' by 2017. Let's call these crates what they really are: torture crates. They drive pigs, who are smarter than dogs, insane because they literally can't move an inch for their entire lives. We call on everybody with a heart to read this story and take action against this company. And if you are a pork eater, boycott this producer and use Maxwell Foods, a company that is 100% gestation crate free. – Global Animal

Pamela Anderson PETA Video Banned

Wow, Hong Kong airport has deemed this PETA video called "Cruelty Doesn't Fly," featuring Pamela Anderson camping it up, too racy! Is this the same Hong Kong of laissez faire capitalism and a thriving red light district? Or is violence against animals like violence in other media – just fine, but sex is off limits. Watch and tell us if you think the video is silly, sexy or no big deal. – Global Animal

Dancing With Death Machines At The Bottom Of The World

Sea Shepherd volunteers have already found the Japanese whaling fleet and kept their kill rate at zero so far this year. It's a fantastic start to thwarting the killing season. We wish Captain Paul Watson and his crew the best of luck and a safe passage. Read the riveting details below. – Global Animal

Outrage: Sick Dolphin Held Captive In Filthy Tank – Take Action (Pictures & Video)

TAIJI, JAPAN – A dolphin captured in the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan, is being held in solitary confinement in a small, filthy pool at Dolphin Base, a mile from the slaughter where captured dolphins are held for sea parks around the world.

Whalers Cry After Clash With Sea Shepherd

ANTARCTIC – This winter the Sea Shepherds found the whalers before they had killed a single whale. While the activists are pummeled by water cannons in their attempts to hinder the operation, the whalers complain about having flares thrown at their ships. Are the Sea Shepherd's tactics really dangerous, or are the Japanese whalers just afraid that they will work?— Global Animal

1.4 Million Pigs Buried Alive in South Korea (Take Action)

SOUTH KOREA — South Korean pigs are suffering from a massive outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. This epidemic, having cost Korean farmers over $1 billion in damage, is perhaps the most serious in the nation's history. While that economic figure may be disturbing, even more so is the horrific, inhumane handling of the infected pigs. Read on and find out how you can join the resistance against this tragedy of animal cruelty. — Global Animal

Got Milk? Calves Slaughtered For Dairy Production

AUSTRALIA — Dairy cows must first have a calf in order to produce milk. These male calves are often slaughtered after a short, horrific time spent starving in a slaughterhouse (and the atrocity called, veal.) Learn what cruel practices are currently in effect, and what further cruelties are about to be dumped on these calves. Take action here to protect these bobby calves from inhumane treatment. — Global Animal

Sled Dog Slaughter Prompts “Barking Mad” Rallies (PETITION)

VANCOUVER — People across the globe are outraged by the senseless murder of 100 huskies in Whistler, and the weak protection for animals under current animal rights legislation. At the "Doggie Tweet-Up"  hundreds of protesters, online and in person, called for harsher punishments for animal cruelty. Take action by signing this petition to join the protest. — Global Animal

Last Yellowstone Bison Face Slaughter (Take Action)

400 bison, some of the last of the Great American Herds, could be slaughtered because they searched for food in the wrong National Forest. Read on to learn about the injustice in Montana, and how you can urge the federal government to put a halt to it. — Global Animal

Leopards Entering Towns Sparks Deadly Reactions (Take Action)

INDIA — Leopards have been coming closer and closer to human settlements in India, causing panicked mobs to attack the leopards. Discover why these animal encounters are happening, and what can be done to stop the violent responses.

Sea Shepherd Ship Bob Barker Chases Whaling Ship Nisshin Maru

Factory Ship Says Sayonara To Whaling Grounds

Feb. 15, 2011 - ANTARCTIC - It's halfway through Japan's whaling season, and the Sea Shepherd seems to have the "research" ship, Nisshin Maru, on the run. The Bob Barker, one of Sea Shepherd's fleet, chased the Nisshin Maru 1,000 nautical miles outside of Japan's designated "research" territory for whaling, and it won't be stopping any time soon. You can run, but you can't hide from the Sea Shepherds! — Global Animal

BREAKING NEWS: Japan Suspends Whale Hunt

Feb. 16, 2011 – TOKYO – Long before it was cool and way before there was a TV show and international fame, Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd crew fought the illegal Japanese whalers in a lonely battle on the icy Antarctic ocean. Called 'terrorists' and worse, this small group persisted, raising money and doggedly harassing the killers, who still claim that their death ships are doing 'research.' That is a lie.

Margaret Mead once said: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Paul and his crew have proven this to be true again and today is an incredible day for whales and humans everywhere. We salute you, Sea Shepherds, for this should give hope to activists around the world that change can happen. This is huge! – Global Animal