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Barbie Is So Over SeaWorld — Mattel Pulls Animal Trainer Dolls From Shelves!

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Barbie is an independent woman who doesn't need no man! And it looks like the doesn't need SeaWorld any longer either!

That's because the Mattel mainstay has officially quit her job as a whale trainer at the controversial aquarium chain.

The toy giant announced on Wednesday that they would no longer be making Barbie's SeaWorld Wildlife Rescuer Doll following all of the public backlash Shamu's captive's have been facing ever since Blackfish came out.

Following the decision, SeaWorld released as statement, saying:

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A Hunter Gets Bullied On Twitter After Being SLAMMED By Ricky Gervais! Get The Deets HERE!

Ricky Gervais BLASTS a big game hunter on Twitter!

It's not everyday that you hear about celebrities getting into Twitter feuds with big game hunters, but we guess today is just a rare exception!

While many people know Ricky Gervais as that funny British guy who used to host the Golden Globes, anyone who follows him on social media knows he's a BIG advocate for protecting endangered wildlife!

[ Related: PETA Asking Tim Burton To Change Dumbo's Ending! ]

Well the comedian took things to another level recently as he began posting pictures of the hunters themselves and calling them out on Twitter, and let's just say they're DEFINITELY feeling the heat!

A hunter named Rebecca Francis had several silly pictures of herself next to a dead giraffe, and Ricky re-posted the pic online, writing:

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Puppy Born With Cleft Palate Saved From Getting Put To Sleep!

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Meet Fiona, an American bulldog puppy with an extraordinary story.

Back in February, the owner of Fiona's pregnant mother brought her to the vet.

When Fiona was born with visible birth defects — a cleft lip and a cleft palate — the owner, who breeds dogs, deemed her not "show quality." He then requested the puppy be euthanized.

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How Cruella de Vil-esque! Fortunately, the vet who delivered Fiona reached out to the Sonoma Humane Society, who took the adorable dog in at just 3 hours old.

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PETA Still Trying To Change Dumbo's Ending! Now They're Asking Recently Announced Director Tim Burton!

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We feel like PETA is like a little kid trying to figure out which parent to ask for more ice cream. Who is more likely to satiate their sweet tooth… but for a pretty decent reason.

When PETA heard that Disney was remaking Dumbo, they asked that the studio change the film's ending.

The original Dumbo ends with the eponymous elephant becoming a hit circus act and everything ends happily!

Though, now we all know the circus isn't the best place for elephants. Heck, even Ringling Bros. has promised to get rid of their elephant acts by 2018!!

So, now that the Dumbo remake has director Tim Burton on board, PETA is asking him what they already asked Disney. PETA's Senior VP Lisa Lange wrote a letter to the director, that said, in part:

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Simpsons Co-Creator & Animal Activist Sam Simon Dies From Cancer At Age 59

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After a three-year battle with cancer, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon passed away Monday at the age of 59.

Following his colon cancer diagnosis in 2012, Sam decided to use his fortune for good.

A lifelong animal lover, Sam famously saving an injured horse from ever having to race again.

In fact, it was his animal rights organization The Sam Simon Foundation that broke the tragic news via Facebook, saying:

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Helena Bonham Carter Poses NUDE With A Massive Fish Between Her Legs! This Is NOT A Drill!

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Another day, another fish between Helena Bonham Carter's legs.

Um, what?!

While there's no doubt Helena looks FABULOUS in this photo, we were very curious to find out the reason behind this FISHY snap!

[ Related: Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter Through The Years! ]

According to the actress, the inneresting photo is apart of a campaign to protect marine life in Britain.

On Wednesday, the Cinderella star spoke in front of England's House of Commons committee to campaign for the welfare of fish, whales, turtles, seabirds, and penguins.

Carter revealed:

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Does Matthew McConaughey Co-Own A Ranch That Allows The Hunt Of TRAPPED Deer? Find Out What His Rep & Nephew Have To Say HERE!

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Not alright, alright, alright…

People are up in arms over a ranch that Matthew McConaughey either owns or used to own (still very unclear) with his brother Mike that offers whitetail deer hunting in an enclosed 22,000 acres with high fences.

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Basically, the deer are trapped, and animal rights groups claim that they mostly congregate around feeding areas, which means they're easy targets.

Here's the thing: the Mertzon, Texas ranch's website lists Matthew as a co-owner, but Matthew's rep stated that he hasn't owned the ranch since 2011.

Well, now we don't know what to believe.

Matthew's nephew Madison (who's the ranch cattle manager) had the following to say about the actor's involvement:

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