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New Yorker Spotlights Celebrity Animal Activist

Paul Watson is the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an organization featured on Animal Planet’s popular show Whale Wars.

The New Yorker recently ran a Q&A with Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which has been documented in an Animal Planet television series, Whale Wars, for five seasons. The sixth season will air footage shot by Sea Shepherd activists, instead of an external crew, as they navigate the waters of the Southern Ocean, working to stop the Japanese whaling industry. According to The New Yorker, nearly 935 minke whales and 50 endangered fin whales were targeted by a Japanese fleet this year. Watson discusses confronting the whalers and the lawsuit filed against the organization that has caused Watson to step down. “The US court has authority over Sea Shepherd USA, and it has authority over me, as a US citizen, but it doesn’t have authority over the ships,” he tells the magazine.

Biggest Airlift in History Returns 33 Circus Lions to Africa

"Operation Spirit of Freedom" to take 33 lions from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia back to their native land in Africa.
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Innovative Vegan Restaurants Open Outside of Sydney

Sydney’s Bondi suburb is now home to a “Znickers mylkshake”-making sweet shop and an entirely milk-free coffee shop.
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Los Angeles Bans Sale of Bred Cats, Dogs, and Rabbits

City pet stores will now promote adoption of rescued animals instead of profiting from breeder-supplied cats, dogs, and rabbits.
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Researchers Create Cruelty-Free Leather Made from Kombucha

A mixture of fiber from the fermented tea, sugar, vinegar, bacteria, and yeast yields a new material that some hope can replace animal-based leather.
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Toronto to Get First Vegan Food Truck

The Vegan Extremist will be hitting the streets of Toronto in May to serve Indian and Thai-inspired dishes.
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