Over the past several years, "Wars" and rumors of war have erupted in the strangest places. A reality series about the banality of the DMV becomes "Parking Wars." Scrounge artists bidding on abandoned lockers wage "Storage Wars." Interior decorators declare "Design Wars."
While people around the world revere Captain Paul Watson for the stands he takes to save whales, the German government has him under arrest for a 2005 complaint for the very actions millions cheer for each week.
I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?
"Daddy, why do they kill the whales?" Moved by such an innocent question from a child, the team decided to fly to the Faroe Islands to offer an international perspective on the annual bloodbath as showcased in Confessions of a Eco-Terrorist.
From poking fun at disgruntled vegans to emphasizing the quirky antics used to irritate some of the ocean's greatest foes, Peter J. Brown highlights the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be a genuine eco-warrior on the high seas.
As a Quartermaster aboard the Steve Irwin, I was aware of the potential risks involved on this particular voyage due to the increasingly grim reality and frequency of piracy attacks off the horn of Africa.
As many as one hundred Southern California conservationists and animal rights activists are expected to stage a protest march on Saturday, May 7, to demand adequate protections for a seal colony in La Jolla, CA
Last week, I spent a week aboard The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's vessels after they successfully shut down Japanese whaling operations in the southern ocean whale sanctuary -- a victory 7 years in the making.
Earlier this week I met up with Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd crew as their flagship vessel embarked on it's annual mission to the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary to defend the whales against the illegal hunting spree.
At The Humane Society, our mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea.