The Week in Animal News: Surfers Save Shark, Skinned Alive for Fake Uggs, and More (Slideshow)

It's been a good week for sharks -- a baby great white was rescued by Venice beach surfers, the world's largest shark sanctuary was declared, and faux shark fin soup may be catching on.

We also have the shocking news of raccoon dogs skinned alive to make fake Uggs, an invasion of crazy hairy ants, sea creatures shrinking because of global warming, and more in the Week in Animal News.

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