Animals

Whale Found Dead With Small Pieces of Plastic Garbage in Its Stomach

Whale Found Dead With Small Pieces of Plastic Garbage in Its Stomach

Another whale dead from plastic? A male sei whale was found beached at the mouth of the Sarang Buaya River in Johor, Malaysia earlier this month with marine debris in its stomach. According to one report, local fishermen witnessed the stranded whale shedding tears and groaning as it took its last breaths. Endangered Sei #whale found dead with plastic, […]

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    Starving Sea Lion Takes Refuge at Upscale San Diego Restaurant

    Starving Sea Lion Takes Refuge at Upscale San Diego Restaurant

    Experts at SeaWorld got an unusual call Thursday morning from the Marine Room, an upscale oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla, California. Rescuers found an 8-month-old female sea lion asleep in a dining booth. “The pup was severely underweight and dehydrated,” The Guardian reported. “The pup was taken to SeaWorld’s animal rescue center, and experts are cautiously optimistic […]

    Palm Oil Industry Is Destroying Habitat of Critically Endangered Animals: Find Out How You Can Help

    Palm Oil Industry Is Destroying Habitat of Critically Endangered Animals: Find Out How You Can Help

    On the heels of the recent release of the highly acclaimed major film Racing Extinction that dramatically exposes the hidden world of the global extinction crisis, the team behind this groundbreaking project has released a new short video highlighting the critical importance of protecting one of the world’s most high priority landscapes for conservation, the extraordinary […]

    Richard Branson Speaks Out Against Rhino Horn Trade

    Richard Branson Speaks Out Against Rhino Horn Trade

    By Richard Branson, Virgin.com In recent years, few species have faced a greater threat from poaching and the illegal wildlife trade than the magnificent rhino. After wild populations in Africa enjoyed a few years of relative safety, the number of animals brutally murdered for their horns has increased dramatically lately. In 2014, more than 1,200 […]

    Huge Victory for Elephants: Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade

    Huge Victory for Elephants: Hong Kong Bans Ivory Trade

    Following a major anti-ivory campaign by World Wildlife Fund (WWF)—Hong Kong, the city’s chief executive, C Y Leung, announced today that the government is actively exploring phasing out the domestic ivory trade. The government is also set to strengthen efforts to tackle the illegal ivory trade. Seized ivory in Hong Kong. Last year a WWF-Hong […]

    Adrian Grenier’s New Entourage and Lonely Whale Foundation

    Adrian Grenier’s New Entourage and Lonely Whale Foundation

    Actor, filmmaker and social advocate Adrian Grenier is best known for his role as the leading man in the HBO series and movie Entourage. By Grenier’s own account, the “show promotes a culture of conspicuous consumerism” with Hollywood’s elite purchasing cars, homes and big ticket luxury items in nearly every episode. However, Grenier’s new “entourage,” his […]

    Sea Shepherd Condemns Japan’s Plan to Slaughter 4,000 Minke Whales

    Sea Shepherd Condemns Japan’s Plan to Slaughter 4,000 Minke Whales

    Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd warned Japan against resuming “research” whaling in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court of justice ruling that it cease the practice and called on the Australian government to intervene. After a decade of activism by Sea Shepherd and other groups, Japan was forced to abandon its 2014-15 Southern […]

    Extremely Disturbing Video Shows Pilot Whale Being Tied and Drowned by Taiji Hunters

    Extremely Disturbing Video Shows Pilot Whale Being Tied and Drowned by Taiji Hunters

    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Cove Guardian volunteers have captured extremely disturbing video of the horrific tethering and drowning of a pilot whale by hunters in Taiji’s infamous cove and the organization’s supporters are reacting with outrage on social media. The graphically violent video, which thus far has been viewed more than 250,000 times on Facebook, […]