Animals

Leonardo DiCaprio Faces Deportation Threat After Criticizing Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

Leonardo DiCaprio Faces Deportation Threat After Criticizing Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

Leonardo DiCaprio has been threatened with deportation by officials from the Indonesian government after the actor’s recent visit to the Leuser Ecosystem and his vocal stance against the area’s industrial development for palm oil, according to several Indonesian publications. Dianggap Diskreditkan Indonesia, DiCaprio Terancam Dideportasi https://t.co/blPMD8eI5R pic.twitter.com/ahquI2DQ3P — Media Indonesia (@mediaindonesia) March 31, 2016 DiCaprio has been reportedly accused […]

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    Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides for Consumer Use

    Maryland to Become First State to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides for Consumer Use

    In an effort to curb its plummeting honeybee population, Maryland is about to become the first state in the nation to pass strict restrictions on neonicotinoids for consumer use. ICYMI: #Pollinator Protection Act passed the Senate 32-14! Next up, House of Delegates! #BeeSafe #MDGA16 pic.twitter.com/6SKocH70yr — Smart on Pesticides (@PesticidesSmart) March 10, 2016 Neonicotinoids are a potent class […]

    Japan Kills 333 Minke Whales Including 200 Pregnant Females

    Japan Kills 333 Minke Whales Including 200 Pregnant Females

    As part of its intention to kill nearly 4,000 whales in the Antarctic over the next 12 years as “scientific research,” Japan’s whaling fleet returned to port Thursday with 333 dead minke whales, including pregnant females. #BREAKING: Japanese whalers return from Antarctic slaughter with 333 dead whales. #READ: https://t.co/6GGp8anfoM pic.twitter.com/8Nid7b4Kkm — Sea Shepherd (@seashepherd) March 24, 2016 According […]

    Remembering Exxon Valdez: Obama Should Cancel Leases in Gulf and Arctic

    Remembering Exxon Valdez: Obama Should Cancel Leases in Gulf and Arctic

    By Margie Alt and Cindy Shogan Today marks the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez catastrophe—the 11-million-gallon oil spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound that remains one of the largest human-caused environmental disasters in U.S. history. Photo credit: Alaska Resources Library and Information Services / www.arlis.org Twenty-seven years later, in some ways, not much has changed. […]

    Armani Pledges to Go 100% Fur Free

    Armani Pledges to Go 100% Fur Free

    In a remarkable victory that PETA and animal advocates have spent years working to achieve, the Armani Group has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in any of its products starting with the 2016 fall collections. Giorgio Armani explained in a statement that the company’s decision was based on concern for animals […]

    Eastern Monarch Butterflies at Risk of Extinction

    Eastern Monarch Butterflies at Risk of Extinction

    By U.S. Geological Survey Long-term declines in the overwintering Eastern population of North American monarch butterflies are significantly increasing their likelihood of becoming extinct over the next two decades, according to Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research published today. Monarch Male Butterfly—A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) resting […]

    Shocking Footage of Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean

    Shocking Footage of Illegal Fishing in the Indian Ocean

    Sea Shepherd Global’s Flagship, the Steve Irwin, is en route to the Indian Ocean to confront a killer in our oceans. A fleet of fishing vessels is actively fishing on the high seas of the Indian Ocean using driftnets; a form of fishing banned by the United Nations in 1992 due to its indiscriminate and […]

    Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘This Is the Video Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today’

    Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘This Is the Video Future Generations Will Be Wishing Everyone Watched Today’

    Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has advocated for a number of worthy causes, from fighting climate change to the importance of conservation. Now, with a single tweet, the planetary steward shines a light on the colossal environmental impact of animal agriculture. "This is the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today." https://t.co/h3txowAwyJ via @MercyforAnimals […]