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  • Everything You Think You Know About Cats Is Wrong (Funny Videos Alert)

    04/27/2014 9:10:05 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 04/26/2014 | Lauren Duca
    As "My Cat From Hell" returns to "Animal Planet" for a fifth season, HuffPost TV spoke with Jackson Galaxy for a friendly reminder that basically everything we think we know about cats is wrong. Galaxy, the most (/only) famous cat behaviorist in the world, elaborated on the beauty of pet parenthood and all the kitty I-love-you's you've been missing out on. When cats blink, they're basically saying "I love you" ... For cats, communicating love is the equivalent of communicating vulnerability. As predators, a long blink is actually a very important feline gesture, because it surrenders the animal to harm...
  • Whale Wars SEASON FINALE 9PM - Live Thread

    07/20/2012 7:29:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    After months of frustration, Sea Shepherd finally find their target - the Nisshin Maru.
  • Whale Wars LIVE Thread

    07/06/2012 5:59:15 PM PDT · by matt04 · 41 replies
    With three activists aboard the Japanese security vessel, Captain Paul Watson hopes the media frenzy will force the Shonan Maru 2 to back off. Meanwhile, the crew of the Steve Irwin are plunged into their most violent battle yet.
  • Whale Wars Live Thread: Crossing the Line

    06/29/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT · by matt04 · 65 replies
    The exhausted crew of the Brigitte Bardot scramble to evacuate the ailing vessel. And Captain Paul Watson goes on the offensive, sending a team to board the heavily armed security vessel: the Shonan Maru.
  • Whale Wars Thread - Dead in the Water

    06/15/2012 1:42:16 PM PDT · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The Sea Shepherds' scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, is slammed by a 30-foot wave, and water is entering the vessel through a crack in the pontoon. The terrified crew issues a distress call to the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet, but help is more than 20 hours away. Fighting swells and brutal cold, the crew hopes to hold the outrigger in place with rope and straps. If the damaged piece is ripped from its slender mount, the crew fears the vulnerable craft may be torn to pieces.
  • Whale Wars Season Premier Live Thread

    06/01/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 23 replies
    The Season Premier of Whale Wars on now.
  • Preview: Were mermaids aquatic apes?

    05/23/2012 3:28:13 PM PDT · by Theoria · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 May 2012 | Hollie McKay
    In the two-hour CGI Special “Mermaids: The Body Found,” Animal Planet dives deep into the idea that mermaids may have been real, and, even better -- related to humans! “It’s a very radical theory on human evolution, but we have approached an age-old myth and really chased its origins,” Animal Planet honcho Charlie Foley told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “It has been compiled in a way that is very compelling, making us think that mermaids might not just be mythical creatures.” The show unravels mysterious underwater sound recordings and presents a bone-chilling argument for the Aquatic Ape Theory, which suggests...
  • Finding Bigfoot Live Thread

    02/19/2012 7:10:59 PM PST · by matt04 · 74 replies · 2+ views
    Feb 19, 10:00 pm The team travels to Kentucky to investigate a piece of footage that seems to show the glowing eyes of a bigfoot. With locals reporting activity in Daniel Boone National Forest, the team tries a new search technique to see there really are bigfoots in KY.
  • Finding Big Foot, Finding Global Warming

    01/10/2012 4:25:36 PM PST · by matt04 · 52 replies
    “I DO think there’s a ‘squatch in these woods….” What the heck has happened to science on television? Animal Planet has a show called “Finding Bigfoot,” with a guy looking like he just cleaned out all the pork rinds at the Piggly Wiggly telling us he believes “there’s a “squatch” in these woods….” “Sasquatches DO exist,” insists another sasquatch hunter, doing his best to look and sound serious, in the show’s accidentally comical commercial. We shouldn’t single out Animal Planet for scorn, however. The channel does have silly company. The History Channel has a show called UFO Hunters. Planet Green...
  • Anti-whalers launch kamikaze operation (Sea Shepherd pumps up next season's show)

    10/03/2011 4:41:12 AM PDT · by tlb · 36 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | October 03, 2011 | Tamara McLean
    RADICAL anti-whaling operation Sea Shepherd is promising dramatic attacks against Japanese whalers in coming months, with volunteers warning they're prepared to die for the cause. The group has announced "Operation Divine Wind" against the Japanese whalers, who plan to begin their annual hunt in the Southern Ocean in December. Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson promised on the group's Facebook page a "very dramatic and adventurous three months beginning in December". The Sea Shepherd has become increasingly successful in recent years at disrupting the Japanese fleet. Angered by the campaign, which reduced the catch, the Japanese government has injected $US27 million...
  • ‘Whale Wars’ Spin-Off Coming To Animal Planet

    07/28/2011 4:31:38 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 47 replies
    ecorazzi ^ | July 25, 2011 | Michael dEstries
    All signs pointed to this development earlier this summer and now Animal Planet has gone and made it official: “Whale Wars” is getting a spin-off series. The cable network, obviously eager to expand one of its longest-running hit series, will focus on the Sea Shepherd’s efforts to to stop an annual whale hunt known as “The Grind” in the Faroes Islands. The Lizard Trading Company, which produces the series for Animal Planet, started filming for the tentatively titled “Faroe Island Project” back on July 15th. As the press release notes, the Sea Shepherd’s Faroes campaign has gotten off to a...
  • Whaling meeting 'ignores needs of whales' (IWC Censures Sea Shepherd)

    07/17/2011 2:42:46 AM PDT · by tlb · 72 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 July 2011 | Richard Black
    The International Whaling Commission's (IWC) annual meeting has closed after a tense final day when relations between opposing blocs came close to collapse. Latin American nations attempted to force a vote on a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. Pro-whaling countries walked out, but eventually it was decided to shelve any vote until next year's meeting. Earlier in the meeting, governments agreed new regulations designed to prevent "cash for votes" scandals that have plagued the IWC in the past, and passed a resolution censuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for putting safety at risk during its...
  • Kenneth Watson Nearly Blinded As Maggot Eats His Eye

    08/03/2010 1:31:18 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 42+ views
    ABC ^ | 8-3-10 | Susan Donaldson James
    When Kenneth Watson was 16, he thought nothing of the gnat that flew into his eye: "I don't think you can afford to be afraid of bugs in the Bible Belt," he said. But two weeks later when the Hardy, Ark., teen was getting ready for school, he knew something was terribly wrong when he couldn't see. When he told his mother, she thought he was faking. "I had slept late and my mom thought I was skipping school," he said. "Sometimes I would come up with crazy stories, and she told me to get up and get ready." As...
  • ‘River Monsters’ tells the reel story of huge freshwater fish

    05/02/2010 3:19:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies · 1,676+ views
    KansasCity.com ^ | 4-30-10 | Luaine Lee
    Jeremy Wade is full of fish stories, only he’s not exaggerating when he describes his latest catch. Wade is a big-game angler, constantly in search of freshwater monsters that make sharks seem as docile as dolphins. The host of Animal Planet’s “River Monsters,” Wade plies his skill with heavy fishing equipment and a passion, he admits, that borders on obsession. “You start off interested in variety, and then it’s always about bigger fish, bigger fish, and I became fairly obsessive I think in my late teens and early 20s,” he says. The British-born Wade began fishing for carp. “There was...
  • Mexico City Rolls Out Women-Only Buses

    01/24/2008 6:34:06 PM PST · by ECM · 9 replies · 119+ views
    MyWay (Reuters) via Drudge ^ | Jan 24, 8:55 PM (ET) | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Groping and verbal harassment is an exasperating reality for women using public transportation in this sprawling capital, where 22 million passengers cram onto subways and buses each day. Some men treat women so badly that the subway system has long had ladies-only cars during rush hour, with police segregating the sexes on the platforms. But that hasn't helped women forced to rely on packed buses, by far the city's most-used form of public transportation - until this week. Acting on complaints from women's groups, the city rolled out "ladies only" buses, complete with pink signs in...
  • After Ratings Slip, Animal Planet Turns to Its Wilder Side

    01/14/2008 9:58:52 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 43 replies · 145+ views
    Animal Planet, long regarded as a gentle wildlife channel, is shedding its cute and cuddly image. The 11-year-old channel, owned by Discovery Communications, is one of the best-known brands on cable, but its ratings have stagnated for several years. On Feb. 3 the channel will start programming specifically for adults, scrapping its previous “something for everyone” style. “It made us unimportant to everyone,” said Marjorie Kaplan, who became general manager of Animal Planet last year. If the old Animal Planet was defined by a voice of God narrator — Ms. Kaplan mimicked it in a recent interview, putting on a...
  • Norway's Moose Population in Trouble for Belching

    08/21/2007 9:42:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 520+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 8/21/07
    The poor old Scandinavian moose is now being blamed for climate change, with researchers in Norway claiming that a grown moose can produce 2,100 kilos of methane a year -- equivalent to the CO2 output resulting from a 13,000 kilometer car journey. Norway is concerned that its national animal, the moose, is harming the climate by emitting an estimated 2,100 kilos of carbon dioxide a year through its belching and farting. Norwegian newspapers, citing research from Norway's technical university, said a motorist would have to drive 13,000 kilometers in a car to emit as much CO2 as a moose does...
  • Puppy Bowl III ***LIVE THREAD*** [Starts 3:00 pm Eastern on Animal Planet)

    02/04/2007 11:52:30 AM PST · by NewLand · 65 replies · 2,129+ views
    Animal Planet ^ | 2/4/07 | NewLand
    Puppy Bowl III at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Animal Planet has reinvented the Big Game with the cutest, fuzziest and - at times - fiercest players on the field. Join us for tackles, fumbles and fouls on the third annual Animal Planet Puppy Bowl!
  • Who Will Be the New 'Croc Hunter' Animal Planet needs a new star to lead the network

    09/26/2006 7:28:33 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 55 replies · 964+ views
    AP via MSN ^ | Stephen Manning
    When Discovery Communications launched the Animal Planet channel in 1996, network executives hunted for a star to help distinguish it from the staid, narrated documentaries that were the hallmark of animal shows.
  • 'Steve was my soulmate'

    09/12/2006 8:10:25 PM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 85 replies · 2,973+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 9/13/2006
    TERRI IRWIN, the widow of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin today spoke for the first time about the loss of her "soulmate" in a freak accident off the north Queensland coast.In a statement read by her father-in-law Bob Irwin today, Mrs Irwin described her late husband as as her "soul mate" and thanked the community for their "overwhelming outpouring of love, support and prayers". Bob Irwin today announced the details of a memorial service for the larger than life conservationist and television personaility. It will be held at Australia Zoo on Queensland's Sunshine Coast next Wednesday.Irwin, 44, died last Monday when...
  • Talk to the animals for fun and (mostly) profit

    06/04/2002 6:22:22 AM PDT · by mikeb704 · 12 replies · 208+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 6/6/02 | Michael M. Bates
    We have, in some respects, become a nation of too much. Too much money, too much gluttony, too much time on our hands. The other day I read of children completing sixth grade whose parents pay for limousines to take them to the graduation ceremony. The story mentioned that some kindergartners are also getting the limo treatment. What are these kiddies going to expect when finally they get socially promoted out of high school? Another symptom of excess is the close to irrational way we treat pets. Don’t get me wrong. I like animals a great deal and think they...