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Western Australia's Controversial Shark Murdering Program Has Begun! UGH!!!

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Western Australia has started a controversial mass killing of sharks to keep swimmers safe!

Since seven people have been killed in shark attacks off the coast of Western Australia the government has implemented a controversial culling program.

The government program uses hooked lines attached to floating drums to capture sharks so they can later be killed.

Australia's federal environment minister granted Western Australia an exemption under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act which has allowed them to hunt sharks like the normally protected Great White.

Conservationists are obviously upset, with a Sea Shepherd (the famous anti-whaling vessel) spokesperson saying:

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PETA Helps To Rescue 17 Bears From Prison-Like Zoo

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PETA helps rescue 17 bears from awful conditions and got them into a good animal sanctuary!

Thanks to PETA, Sam Simon, The Wild Animal Sanctuary, and the Atlanta Humane Society, 17 bears have been rescued from awful conditions!

They were taken away from the concrete pits at the Black Forest Bear Park in Helen, Georgia.

The conditions there looked absolutely unBEARable!

They were stuck in their prison-like environment, forced to beg for scraps from tourists.

Now, they live on 60-acres of green grass at the The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado!

They have their own dens and access to top notch veterinary services!!

Best part? At the zoo, their babies were taken away from them immediately after birth, but at the sanctuary… they get to keep their cubs!!

Check out the video to see this heartwarming story AFTER THE JUMP!!

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Lions Cubs Co-Parented By Entire Pride Of Big Cats!

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Lion cubs at zoo basel are parented by the entire pride!

Zoo Basel has lion cubs and they're so cute we're about to quit everything and go run away to live in their lion enclosure.

There are four young, male lion cubs running around the zoo because two of the zoo's female lions, Okoa and Uma each gave birth to two cubs.

The babies were born only four days apart. Zoo officials will eventually need to DNA test the cubs and mamas to figure out whose baby is whose.

What's nice to see is that the cubs are all raised together by the females of the pride, just like in the wild.

The cubs' father (just one father) Mbali, has actually stayed in the picture, even though the males are normally removed from the nurturing environment.

He must be a total sweetheart! No danger is posed to his babies.

These lil' cubbies are part of the European Endangered Species Programme and so they're super important to creating sustainable lion populations!

So great, so cute, so totes amazeballs! Go lions, go!!

[Image via Zoo Basel.]

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Did Lea Michele's Letter Push NY's Governor To Crack Down On Puppy Mills??

Lea Michele introduces her new pooch named Pearl in a sexy photoshoot

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has got the right idea!

The governor signed a bill that will allow local municipalities to enact and enforce their own laws regarding commercial dog breeding facilities, aka puppy mills.

The law not only allows them to regulate themselves, but also makes it easier to crack down harder on breeders than ever before in New York, which now means that pet dealers will be able to oversee how the pups are raised as far as health and safety conditions are concerned.

Local governments can even require that pet shops only sell dogs raised in a healthy, safe environment, basically denying puppy mills the ability to sell dogs.

The bill was supported not only by the Humane Society of the United States but also Lea Michele!!

Lea had literally written NY's governor a letter only a few days before he signed the new bill, writing:

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Ricky Gervais Is PETA's Person Of The Year 2013!

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Ricky Gervais was just named PETA's person of the year!! Whoop whoooop!

Congrats, Ricky Gervais! Ricky has been named PETA's 2013 Person of the Year!!

We feel like every time Ricky comes up in the news, it's because he's saving animals, the environment or the world.

Ricky really makes a difference because he has a seriously large audience!

With his over 5 million twitter followers, Ricky has one hell of a soapbox to stand on!

He said:

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