Author Archive | Alisa Manzelli

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Australia Tells Johnny Depp: Take Your Dogs, Or Else

(CELEBRITY PETS) AUSTRALIA — Actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard’s pet dogs have reportedly been flown back to the U.S. just hours before their deadline to be euthanized. In what was dubbed the “war on terriers,” Depp’s dogs were given a Saturday deadline to return to their country of origin when news surfaced […]

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<p>Mother goats remember their kids' voices a year after separation. Photo Credit: Brian Squibb</p>

A Mama Goat Never Forgets

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Many mammal moms recognize their babies’ cries during the post-birth and nursing periods, but it can be difficult to observe whether those bonds last over time. However, according to new research, mother goats are able to recognize their babies’ bleats at least a year after separation. Read on to learn more about […]

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Musicians Cradling Cats (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS/CATS) Every musician needs a muse…and a meow! With music festival season in full swing, now’s the time to check out these purrfect pictures of some very talented musicians and their adorable feline friends. — Global Animal

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Wild Cat & Fox Are Best Friends (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/WILDLIFE PICTURES) First spotted by local fishermen in Lake Van, Turkey, this wild cat and fox appear to be best friends. The odd couple have been seen together for over a few years now. Check them out as they play, cuddle, and generally have a good time together in the photo gallery below. — […]

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<p>A traditional, non-vegan Seder plate. Photo Credit: Dan Goodman/Associated Press</p>

How To Celebrate A Vegan Passover

(VEGAN RECIPES/PASSOVER) Celebrating a vegan, traditional Jewish Passover might seem next to impossible given the abundance of associated dietary restrictions, but it’s easier than you’d think! Read on for tips on how to modernize your Passover Seder and check out these great recipes for a vegan Seder, or “veder.” — Global Animal

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No Guinness For Vegans This St. Patrick’s Day

(VEGAN/ST. PATRICK’S DAY) Bad news for stout-loving vegans: Guinness is off limits this St. Patrick’s Day. While swim bladders (or isinglass) help a fish swim and remain buoyant in water, they are also used by brewers as a filter to clear particles out of their beer. Isinglass doesn’t appear on the famed beer’s list of […]

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Ringling Bros. Makes Elephant-Sized Decision

(CIRCUS ELEPHANTS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Today, America’s best-known circus Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced plans to phase out elephants from its performances by 2018. With consumers now so alert to animal welfare issues, the circus’ parent company, Feld Entertainment, made the shocking decision in response to mounting public pressure and constantly changing regulations involving “anti-circus” […]

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Groundhog Club handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil during the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar, AP

Just Another Groundhog Day For Punxsutawney Phil

(ANIMAL NEWS/GROUNDHOG DAY) PENNSYLVANIA — Earlier this morning on the 129th annual Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, saw his shadow, and predicted another six long weeks of winter—just like last year. Although Phil’s accuracy is up for debate, groundhogs have been predicting the weather in the tiny western Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney […]

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