Ric O'Barry: 'Flipper Committed Suicide'

Dolphin trainer-turned-marine activist Ric O’Barry decided to dedicate his life to saving porpoises and whales after watching the star of 1960s TV show “Flipper” take her own life.

O’Barry helped to capture and train dolphins for the beloved TV show, but stopped hunting the creatures down when the star of the series stopped breathing rather than live in captivity.

The man behind hard-hitting Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” is still haunted by the last moments of the dolphins life, he explained on Oprah Winfrey’s Earth Day Special.He states, “She was really depressed… You have to understand dolphins and whales are not air breathers like we are. Every breath they take is a conscious effort. They can end their life whenever.


Dog Grooming Contests Spark Controversy

A white poodle is dyed yellow, blue and green, and made to resemble a peacock A chow chow’s fur is trimmed and carved to look like a lion with a zebra’s head emerging from its hind leg Have you stumbled upon an alternate universe? Well, kind of.

Welcome to the the world of “creative grooming” competitions, in which professional dog groomers transform mundane-looking canines into fantastical creatures. It’s an art form that has its detractors, but with the New York Times interested, and a reality television show in the works, creative dog grooming appears to be gaining in popularity.