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From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

An American Tail

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Savas Abadsidis

Tod Emko found a dog near death in the Dominican Republic and a new legend was born! In honor of this weekend's upcoming new Comic Book Day, I spoke t...

Anti-Whaling Activist To Testify In U.S. Court

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — A fugitive activist known for confronting Japanese whaling vessels off Antarctica took the witness stand in a U.S. appeals...

Television's Endless War Opens a Brand New Front

Kevin McDonough | Posted 05.05.2013 | TV
Kevin McDonough

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."

Anti-Whaling Group Ordered To Keep 500 Yards From Ships

AP | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ordered American anti-whaling activists to keep 500 yards away from Japanese whaling ships off Antarctica. ...

Ships, Helicopter And Drones Battle Whaling

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green

By Rob Taylor CANBERRA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Anti-whaling activists unveiled on Tuesday their latest weapon against Japanese whalers in ...

Research This!

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

After a scare, I am happy to say that the Koreans have seen the error of their ways and have decided to not begin "scientific" whaling. So why can't we reach Japan?

Free Paul Watson!

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

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.

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors, Part 2

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

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?

Pete Bethune and His Holy Warriors

Peter Jay Brown | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Peter Jay Brown

Have we finally gone mad as a society? Just because Pete Bethune looks good in a wetsuit, has tattoos, and a high "TV-Q" doesn't mean what he does is okay.

Joanna Zelman

'Confessions Of An Eco-Terrorist' Chronicles Controversial Marine Activist Group | Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

"The camera is the most powerful weapon ever invented." Captain Paul Watson delivered this well-groomed line by phone to The Huffington Post while ...

Japan Whalers Ask Judge To Freeze Sea Shepherd Bank Accounts

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle declined to immediately restrain the activities of a Washington state-based anti-whaling group Thursday. ...

Faroe Islands Whale Slaughter Sparks International Controversy

Deborah Bassett | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

"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.

'Whale Wars' Launches Spin-Off

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green

After patrolling the waters of the Southern Ocean for whaling boats, Paul Watson and other regulars of the hit Animal Planet reality TV show "Whale Wa...

Joanna Zelman

The 'Whale Wars' Star They Call An 'Eco-Terrorist' | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

Hidden in the intimate upstairs room of a posh vegan restaurant in New York sat a man deemed an "eco-terrorist." He prefers "eco-terraist." Paul Wa...

Sea Shepherd: Eco Terrorism or Environmental Justice?

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

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.

Activists Head Into War Zone To Protect Bluefin Tuna

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green

BRUSSELS — A U.S.-based organization of environmental activists plans to steam into Libyan waters to stop poachers from netting bluefin tuna. T...

Sea Shepherd Activists Outrun Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden

Deborah Bassett | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

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.

Activists Protest In Defense of Threatened La Jolla Seals

Andy Stepanian | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Andy Stepanian

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

Sea Shepherd: Mission Accomplished in Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

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.

Tears for the Land of the Rising Sun

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Captain Paul Watson

The Sea Shepherd crew headed for high ground when they saw the waters receding. They spent a very cold night on a hill and had no choice but to watch the total obliteration of the town below them.

Japan Suspends Whaling Due To Harassment From Activists

AP/The Huffington Post | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan has temporarily suspended its annual Antarctic whaling after repeated harassment by a conservationist group, a government official...

Anti-Whaling Group Launches Innovative iPhone App

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

A new iPhone application gives a positive new meaning to the term "armchair activist," offering users the opportunity to take part in Sea Shepherd's high stakes campaign.

'Tis the Season for Sea Shepherd to Defend Whales in Antarctica

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

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.

Animal Ovations: 24th Genesis Awards Winners

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wayne Pacelle

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.