Each year, hundreds of rodeos take place across Australia. Rodeos are a form of entertainment, or sport, and are often advertised as community events. But these events are hardly fun for the animals forced to compete. What do you think, animal cruelty or sport? Leave your thoughts in our comment section now.
Budi is a baby orangutan that has been rescued by International Animal Rescue in Indonesia.For the first year of his life Budi was kept in a chicken cage and fed on nothing but condensed milk which was slowly killing him. On arrival at IAR’s orangutan rescue centre Budi’s condition was extremely critical, and he was too frail to move or sit up on his own. He was showing signs of severe malnutrition and screaming in pain every time he was moved by the vets. To help Budi you can make a donation here.
Local fisherman have reported a disturbing rise in giant squid catches in the past year or so. They say the squid are coming closer to the surface and into their shrimp nets, which are dragged around the 300m mark. From what little is known about giant squid, 300m is the limit of where they rise to. They prefer anywhere between 600m and 1800m. When Shigenori Goto caught a four-metre specimen last year, he told the Japan Times: “I had seen no giant squid before in my 15-year fishing career. I wonder whether it may be some kind of omen.”
A great white shark desperately fights for its life – after being caught by a fisherman’s hook.The dramatic footage was shot by Lars Liedberg, 38, who had just finished having breakfast in a restaurant, in Plettenberg Bay South Africa, when he saw a struggle on the beach below. Liedberg said that following a prolonged effort to get the fish back in the water, the distraught shark was eventually helped into the ocean and was able to swim away.
A fishing enthusiast has captured the moment he reeled in a huge 10 foot bronze whaler shark after a two hour stand-off on a beach. Before the shark comes into view, the fisherman is seen clinging onto his rod as a crowd gathers around him in anticipation on a beach in South Australia. After hours of back and forth, the 200kg shark emerges into the shallow water after being ‘caught on a chunk of eagle ray as bait’. ‘It took several long powerful runs and led me up and down the beach,’ Jacobs said. He had been trying to catch the fish for ‘several years’ and used a custom made shark rod.
Utilising state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, “Racing Extinction” will change the way we see the world and our role within it.
Two Newcastle fishermen had the scare of a lifetime when a five-metre shark began circling their tinny before head butting the engine as they were trying to get away. Tim Watson, 24, captured footage of the close encounter which occurred half an hour off shore from Blacksmiths beach. He and friend Allan de Sylva, 23, estimated the shark was a metre longer than their boat and only “half a foot” narrower than it. After such a close call, Mr Watson said he’d continue to go fishing and respected the fact he was in the shark’s environment. “I don’t think it will stop me, I won’t go that far out in a small boat again, though,” he said.
“On my way home today I met a few of my friends and they told me that there was a small dog stranded on one of Nišava’s river islands. So we went there to try to help but from our perspective there was little we could do without some gear and tools. We started calling various institutions and people but only Mr. Saša Pešić from “Dog shelter” came to the rescue. Faith in humanity restored!” – Zox Raymaker. Shout out to Alex Hax for the submission.