The Ocean’s Gentle Giant

Emilio Cogliani


There are mysteries in nature that are better left unsolved. The enigmas we are incapable of decoding could be the Earth’s strategy to safeguard those species which are otherwise vulnerable to man’s greed and cruelty.

Many are the examples that come to mind. For instance: have you ever heard of the Basking shark? An ocean creature that can grow to be ten meters long. It plows through the waters of the world and, ironically, often goes unnoticed. It disappears during the winter months, but shows up again in the spring. Where do these gentle giants of the ocean go? What do they do? Hypothetical explanations are all we have.

Last week an Italian news website, Ravenna Today, reported the sighting of an eight-meter-long basking shark in the Adriatic Sea, at about six miles off the coast of a city called Cervia.

Basking sharks are one of the biggest fish in…

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Viet Nam: Brilliant News (for once) – Bile farmers ordered to hand over bears – local authorities have agreed to COMPLETELY END bear bile farming in the entire province of Quang Ninh.

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)

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Bile farmers ordered to hand over bears

Dear Mark,

Great news!

We have the go-ahead to rescue the bears on bile farms at Vietnam’s Halong Bay – thanks to thousands of supporters like you all across the world.

And not only that – the local authorities have agreed to COMPLETELY END bear bile farming in the entire province of Quang Ninh by transferring all of the remaining 38 bears to our Tam Dao sanctuary.

The first two bears will be rescued on May 5 from a remote island north of Halong Bay in what will be Animals Asia’s first sea rescue.

The transfer of all 38 bears in the province is expected to be complete in June.

You can read the full story here and we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more. As always, thank you so much for your support.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Tuan Bendixsen

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Monkey dropkicks young man after the guy appears to flash the middle finger at the wily primate



Monkey dropkicks young man after the guy appears to flash the middle finger at the wily primate

Looks like he picked the wrong monkey to mess with.

Newly posted security camera footage, purportedly from the monkey-laden city of Shimla in Northern India, shows a primate teaching a young man a lesson: Animals don’t like being flicked off, either.

A couple of guys walk past the monkey in a market area of the capital city of the Himachal Pradesh state and the former British Raj summer capital in the video.

But, rather than passing by the animal like other pedestrians in the video, one of them motions at the monkey, causing it to jump up on a crate for a better view.

The simian bears its teeth at the young man, who, undeterred, appears to raise his middle finger at the animal. That’s when the monkey leaps toward…

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No To Dog Meat: Formal Statement & Notice

We are all well aware that there seem to be skeptics of the actions and work we do. Due to the factitious group of dubious individuals who saw fit to steal from us in 2013 and concoct a page of their own called while laying siege to our charity, with the help of others. Not once have we said anything before of this issue in our blog or on our pages. Yet we will admit that we had given our full story to blog writers who issued warnings throughout 2013 to 2015 of this concern.

Since then, we have continued on with our work. Until now, we did not feel it necessary to address these frivolous individuals. Until now, we did not feel it necessary to watermark our photo’s either. With regret, we will now be watermarking all of our photos and videos, so those who stole from us, Sophie…

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New run of Wolf Patrol t-shirts

Wolf Patrol

You are in luck if missed out on our last run of Wolf Patrol t-shirts! We have just re-launched our t-shirt campaign, but with new t-shirt styles and colors available. They will only be available for the next week though! Help us raise some funds for printing a new outreach brochure and get your t-shirt here now:


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Elizabethtown student fundraising after Nepal earthquake

YES! World Zoo Association Ends Japan’s Membership Over Connection to Dolphin Hunts | One Green Planet

Life or Lunch?

dolpj-1200x725A few short weeks ago Japan’s aspirations to re-commence “scientific” whaling in the Southern Ocean suffered a setback. The IWC rejected its proposal, claiming there was inadequate justification for lethal research.

Now the nation has suffered another major international embarrassment. It has been thrown out of the world’s leading zoo association over its connection to dolphin hunting.

As a result of legal action initiated last month by animal welfare charity Australia for Dolphins, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has suspended its Japanese member (JAZA) for allowing aquariums to purchase dolphins from the Taiji dolphin hunts.

The Power of Activism to Help Dolphins

Advocates are heralding this latest win as the beginning of the end for dolphin hunting in Japan.

According to the CEO of Australia for Dolphins, Sarah Lucas, “The suspension of JAZA following AFD’s legal action is great news. It is a significant first step towards ending the…

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Ohio Governor: Contact Governor of Ohio to Help Stop the Dog and Cat Meat Trade in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, South Korea!

Cop Makes Woman Sit In Hot Car To See How Her Dog Felt: Police Blotter

Emilio Cogliani

A police officer in Strongsville, Ohio, made a woman sit in a hot car so she could see what it felt like for her dog, according to a local police blotter.

The blotter did not name the officer or the woman, but stated that a concerned individual called police on April 12 to report that a dog was locked inside of a Nissan Sentra in a Walmart parking lot in Strongsville.

When the woman returned, she told the responding officer her dog was fine. What happened next was captured in the blotter, which was published by the Sun News:

To prove a point, the officer made the woman sit inside of the warm car with the windows up and without the engine on for a few minutes.

The woman said she was fine but the officer noted she looked uncomfortable. The woman was advised if she did this again she…

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I support a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

Vegan Lynx

Animals matter to me.  They need to matter to us all Sign here.

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The Unseen Slaughter Under the Sea

SPB (Strawberry Pomegranate Basil) drink

Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

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A refreshing smoothie that’ll hit on these hot summer days. Strawberry, Lemon and Pomegranate come together to make cooling down a breeze and oh so delicious with basil flavour.

I thought there really was no better way to kick off summer than with fresh homemade strawberry-pom basil drink.  it’s sweet, sour and so thirst quenching.

Health Benefits:

Holy basil (known as Tulsi) has been used for centuries in Ayurveda, a traditional Indian system of medicine, as a treatment for gastric, hepatic, respiratory and inflammatory disorders as well as a remedy for headache, fever, anxiety, convulsions, nausea and hypertension

Yields: 3-4
Preparation time: 10 minutes

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wolf has his lunch…what could possibly go wrong?

Girl Without Feet Finds Perfect Patch: Puppy Missing a Paw

Igor Purlantov

A Tennessee toddler with prosthetic legs has found a friend in a puppy who was born missing a paw. Three-year-old Sapphyre Johnson, a patient at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, got to take the dog home after meeting him this week. Sapphyre, whose family lives in Greeneville, Tennessee, was born with only two fingers on each hand and one toe on each foot due to a congenital condition. Doctors decided to amputate her feet as a baby so that she would eventually be able to walk with prosthetics.

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Homeless dog kicked by driver returns with pals to exact revenge on his car

Vietnam: Death Penalty Given To Dog Thief

Japans Cat Man

Japan is well-known for its love of cats and cat culture. They were the first to pioneer cat cafes, which have since popped up all over the world, and they even have their very own island where cats dominate and outnumber people 6 to 1.

Japan also has Masahiko Suga, a 53-year-old retired electronics company worker who has become the countries first official cat man.

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Masahiko can been seen walking his nine cats around Kitakyushu’s central shopping district area in south-west Japan. His daily walks have earned him the name of ‘Cat Man of Kyushu”, or Cat Uncle.

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Masahiko rescued his first stray cat in 1999 and he said that they relieved his work stress but started taking them outside when they began to damage his furniture. Masahiko tells The Asahi Shimbun that he is happy if he “can give an opportunity for cat…

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Help Save Thousands of Dogs From Torture and Death: Petition to End Yulin Dog Eating Festival

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox

“Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come.”

Albert Schweitzer

Please help to stop the Yulin dog eating festival from taking place this year. This is a barbaric and cruel event which doesn’t warrant the description of a festival. It takes place on June 21st to celebrate the summer solstice but is in reality an excuse for sickening cruelty to helpless animals that has no place in any modern society and should be consigned to history along with all the other inhumane atrocities perpetrated against both human and non human animals down through the ages.



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URGENT!!!! Wolves in Western Canada need YOUR help now!

The Wolf Preservation Blog


“Wolves in British Columbia are running out of places to hide.  There are now plans to kill up to 184 wolves living in British Columbia before the snow melts.  Wolves will be chased by helicopters until they are exhausted, and then shot under the guise of helping to recover dwindling caribou herds in the South Selkirk and South Peace areas.

A sad reality is that caribou are on their way out because of what people have already done.  Caribou are in this situation because of us, not because of wolves.  We have allowed the province and industry to destroy the habitat that caribou require.  We have been watching this discussion take place for the past 50 years and allowing activities to continue in critical habitat.  This conservation dilemma we are in is certainly difficult and problematic, yet it is a consequence of our neglect.

With the announcements to kill more…

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Enforce Protection of Hammerhead Sharks

The exportation of hammerhead shark fins has been approved in Costa Rica. By choosing profit over the well-being of the hammerhead population, many sharks are being target and killed every day. Act now to help save the hammerhead shark.

via Enforce Protection of Hammerhead Sharks.

Stop Cruel, Bloody Horse Fights for Entertainment

Stop Cruel, Bloody Horse Fights for Entertainment.

Punish Man Accused of Selling Baby Orangutan

A man in Indonesia was arrested for allegedly attempting to illegally sell a baby orangutan. The man is reported to be a leader in illicit animal trading, and has trade connections throughout Indonesia. Help convict this man and bring justice to countless wildlife.

via Punish Man Accused of Selling Baby Orangutan.

Reject Suppliers That Torture Geese for Down

A major retail store uses suppliers that torture geese to collect their down feathers, which is an inhumane practice that many other stores have distanced themselves from. Sign this petition to put an end to ripping feathers from live geese and urge the store to adopt suppliers that use a more humane practice.

via Reject Suppliers That Torture Geese for Down.

Justice for Dogs Injected with Acid

Dogs are being injected with caustic substances and left on the streets to suffer until they die as part of an effort to reduce stray dog populations. Demand that this barbaric practice is stopped immediately and that a plan is implemented to humanely address the issue.

via Justice for Dogs Injected with Acid.

Iran: Is This Not The Most Disgusting Abuse From A Disgusting Municipality – Stray Animals Being Killed By Injections Of ACID !! – Petition; Phone Numbers; Sample Letter all included. Please contact the scum named Fetrat Right Now !

Serbian Animals Voice (SAV)



UPDATE 2200hrs GMT – You may well find that the video given in the links below has now been removed.

This is a Youtube action and we have no control over this – it was a disturbing section of footage but supported the petition and letter very well.  These can still be actioned regardless  – Thank You.

We urge everyone watch the video once – and then take every single action that you can against this.




SHIRAZ, IRAN–Municipal contractors have been hired to exterminate “street” dogs with the help of a toxic injection which costs around $4 per shot.

Animal Rights Activist Albert Ebrahimzadeh reports that the drug that is used brings on a very painful death as the animal suffers…

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Stick Up for Scaly-Slimies

Stick Up for Scaly-Slimies.

Every living being needs someone who understand them.

A Small Act Of Kindness Can Bring Smile On Million Faces

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy. 
Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your puppies.” 
“Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, “these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.” 
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. “I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?”
“Sure,” said the farmer. 
And with that he let out a whistle,”Here,Dolly!” he called.

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Take action for endangered species

Take action for endangered species.

Mama cat nurses 4 newborn orphan puppies, likely saves their lives

Blogger Admits She Lied About Having Cancer