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Whale Poop In Perfume?

(OCEANS/WHALES) What’s the most expensive ingredient in perfume? Poop, of course! Sperm whale poop to be exact. Sperm whales create ambergris, a solid, waxy substance in their intestines to aid digestion. The fragrant ambergris can be worth $20 a gram, making these beauties quite the commodity. However, a question of morality remains. With sperm whales […]

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<p>Japanese whaling fleet on the run from the Sea Shepherd. Photo credit: Barbara Veiga/Sea Shepherd</p>

Japan Confirms “Whales Win!”…For Now

(JAPANESE WHALING/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Earlier this week, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announced the whales have finally won the dreaded whale wars. After an eight-year battle, the courts finally ruled that Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling was not for scientific research. Thus, all permits given under JAPRA II will be revoked.  In an even bigger announcement, Japan has canceled its […]

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Whales are considered sacred in some parts of Vietnam, so when one dies offshore or by beaching, it often becomes a religious experience. Photo Credit: The Guardian

Whales Win! Japanese Whaling Finally Comes To An End?

(JAPANESE WHALING/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and animal activists alike can finally rejoice. In a case against Japan ‘s JARPA II whaling program, the court agreed that Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling was not for scientific research. Thus, all permits given under JAPRA II will be revoked. It has been a long, eight-year battle for […]

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“Simpsons” Creator Journeys To Japan To Save Dolphins

(SEA SHEPHERD/TAIJI DOLPHINS) Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, along with Alexandra Paul of Baywatch and Missy Hargraves of Lost, arrived in Taiji, Japan yesterday. The three celebrity activists traveled to Japan to witness firsthand the cruelty behind the cruel Taiji dolphin trade, and encourage their fans to call for an end to the brutal annual dolphin […]

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Japanese Whaling Vessel Rams Sea Shepherd Ship

(SEA SHEPHERD/WHALING) Yesterday, a Japanese whaling ship collided with Sea Shepherd vessel, the Bob Barker, in the Southern Ocean. According to Sea Shepherd, the Yushin Maru No. 2 deliberately attacked the Bob Barker, causing damage to both ships. Sea Shepherd has campaigned against the Japanese whaling fleet in the South Ocean Whale Sanctuary for years and this […]

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Gruesome Streaming Video Captures Dolphin Slaughter

(SEA SHEPHERD/TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER) Approximately 80 bottlenose dolphins were captured in the infamous Cove off the coast of Taiji, Japan, yesterday. The dolphins will be either hawked as spectacles for entertainment or slaughtered and sold as meat. The Japanese fishermen will select which of the captured dolphins they consider most attractive and sell the dolphins to […]

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“Whale Wars” Special Event: Changing Tides For Sea Shepherd

(OCEANS/WHALES) Next month, Animal Planet will host a two-hour special event covering Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s 2012 campaign, Zero Tolerance. Whale Wars: A Commander Rises will air on December 13 from 9-11 PM (ET/PT). The program will feature Captain Paul Watson as he steps down from his leadership role in the organization due to legal troubles surrounding his tactics […]

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<p>Captain Paul Watson isn't intimidated by his international arrest warrant. Photo credit: Sea Shepherd</p>

Sea Shepherd Celebrates Humpback Homecoming

(SEA SHEPHERD/OCEAN CONSERVATION) This past week, a segment on “60 Minutes” covered the issue of anti-whaling and ocean conservation, specifically the growing numbers of humpback whales. The “return of the humpbacks” as the program calls it, is due to international anti-whaling laws as well as the efforts of conservationists. A feature of the segment was Sea […]

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Blue-whales are the world's largest known animals. Photo Credit: Erik Olson, New York Times

Sea Shepherd Cracks Down On Cruel Sport

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/OCEAN CONSERVATION) Since 1983, the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has been fighting to stop whale and dolphin Grind hunting in the Faroe Islands—also referred to as the Taiji of the North—and now they’re ready for their next battle with their summer launch of “Operation GrindStop 2014.” For those unfamiliar with the term, a Grind is […]

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Terminally Ill Simpsons Co-Creator Giving Fortune To Charity

(ACTIVISM) Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon has become known throughout Hollywood for his philanthropy, ranking animal rights at the top of his activism list. Since leaving the show in 1993, he founded the Sam Simon Foundation, and has become heavily involved with organizations like PETA, Save the Children, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sadly, the activist was […]

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<p>The delayed sixth installment of “Whale Wars” promises to be the show’s most entertaining and provocative. Photo Credit: James Nachtwey/VII</p>

Will Whale Wars See Its Next Season?

(WHALE WARS) It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, and for the last five years, this has typically meant a new season of Animal Planet’s popular reality show, “Whale Wars.” This coming season, however, has been pushed back to fall, or possibly even early 2014. It will be the show’s sixth season on air, and will […]

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<p>Campaign leaders Jeff Hansen and Bob Brown with crew member wearing<br />
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Sea Shepherd’s ‘Relentless’ Campaign (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Sea Shepherd introduced the world to their 10th Antarctic whale defense campaign, Operation Relentless, via YouTube this month. The new operation is coming off the back of Sea Shepherd’s most successful campaign to date, Operation Zero Tolerance, which saved the lives of 932 whales. The campaign name is influenced by Japan’s claim that their attempt to kill whales in the Antarctic was […]

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Sea Shepherd Calls Off Operation Zero Tolerance

(OCEANS) November 5, 2012 marked the official launch date of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s (SSCS) ninth annual Southern Ocean campaign, Operation Zero Tolerance (OZT). The extremely successful mission to stop Japanese whalers in their tracks consisted of the organization’s strongest fleet yet, including four ships—Steve Irwin, Bob Barker, Brigitte Bardot, and Sam Simon—as well […]

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