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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try these potato and pea samosas for an appetizer.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Potato & Pea Samosas

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These savory samosas are a healthier version of the traditional Indian dish because they are baked instead of deep fried. The potato and pea filling is flavorful and a tad spicy. If you enjoy more spice, add in more chili powder. Try serving them as an appetizer or enjoying them as a snack any time of day! — Global Animal

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Arturo is the mascot of the Mendoza Zoo. Photo credit: Breitbart.com

Zoo Freezes Plans To Move “World’s Saddest” Polar Bear

(POLAR BEARS/ZOOS/ANIMAL WELFARE) ARGENTINA — Zoo directors at Mendoza Zoo in Argentina refuse to transport Arturo, a 900 pound polar bear, to a more accommodating and spacious enclosure in Canada. Arturo currently lives alone in a concrete enclosure with only a 20-inch-deep pool which he uses to cool himself. Since temperatures in Mendoza can reach up to 86 degrees in the summer months, this habitat is hardly suitable to a polar bear’s needs. — Global Animal

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Photographer Shows Compawssion For The Underdog

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/RESCUE DOGS) According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 to 7 million pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized—that’s one every six and a half seconds. In addition, millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before their untimely death. However, many are fighting to change these statistics. One is photographer Frank Bruynbroek, who dedicated 15 years of his life into the creation of Compawssion: Portraits of Rescued Dogs. The touching collection of black and white, film portraits of rescued dogs shows audiences what it means to be a dog who has been abandoned and then rescued. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Tasty Tofu & Veggie Stir-Fry

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This past year since starting my blog I’ve tried lots of different foods and recipes but have managed to avoid probably one of the most obvious vegetarian and vegan favorites: tofu. I had it years ago and was not impressed. I thought it was bland and mushy. Tofu lovers kept telling me I didn’t give it a fair chance, and that I just needed to find the right recipe. It turns out they were right. — Global Animal

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Steven Tyler Screams Against Farm Animal Abuse

(CELEBRITY NEWS/FACTORY FARMING) MASSACHUSETTS — Steven Tyler, lead singer of the band Aerosmith, is calling for a ban on the inhumane confinement of farm animals in gestation crates. Many farm animals used for food purposes, such as pigs and veal calves, are forced to live in these tiny and debilitating crates until they are slaughtered. But according to Bill S.2232, animals used for food will no longer be held captive in extreme confinement. — Global Animal

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Alicia Silverstone Isn’t Clueless About Animal Testing

(CELEBRITY NEWS/COSMETIC TESTING ) Actress Alicia Silverstone, famous for her role in Clueless, joins a long list of celebrities, including Mayim Bialik, Ricky Gervais, and Peter Dinklage, that are backing Cruelty Free International’s journey to end cosmetic animal testing on animals; as well as California’s resolution to cruelty free cosmetics. Even with all of the progress Cruelty Free International has made, there is not a law against cosmetic animal testing, yet.

California recently passed SJR 22, the Cruelty Free Cosmetics resolution. The resolution, introduced by state Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), reflected the concerns of the majority of US consumers who support the ending of cosmetic animal testing. Continue reading to learn more about Cruelty Free International and their backing of California’s latest resolution. -Global Animal.

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this spicy veggie dip for dinner.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Spicy Veggie Dip

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This vegetable dip recipe uses red pepper flakes to pack a punch of spiciness. It complements the natural spiciness of celery and parsley, the main veggie ingredients of the dip. Serve this zesty dip with fresh vegetables or pita chips for a delicious snack! — Global Animal

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Plastic Convenience Culture Killing Marine Life

(ENVIRONMENT/GREEN LIVING) From production to consumption, plastic is toxic. Did you know that plastic is made from crude oil? Crude oil is a non-renewable resource. Once it is used, it cannot be replaced. Plastic is not biodegradable and infests the oceans and poison marine life. With current trends, Earth will soon be wrapped in plastic. Read on to learn how you can become more plastic free and help protect our marine life. — Global Animal

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