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
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.
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
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(VIDEO) Captain Paul Watson discusses what it takes to be a Sea Shepherd volunteer and how 'professionals' would never do what they do.
TOKYO-Anti-hunting activists and dolphin fishermen will meet for the first time Nov. 2 in Taiji, Japan to discuss the annual dolphin slaughter.
(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.
(VIDEO) We've got 'em! Anyone who's been following the recent net-cutting events in Taiji, Japan has probably wondered, 'Who are The Black Fish?' In Global Animal's exclusive interview with Wietse Van Der Werf, co-founder of The Black Fish, he reveals the origins of The Black Fish and how their approach differs from other organizations, like Sea Shepherd and Ric O'Barry's Save Japan Dolphins.