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GlobalAnimal.org’s animal rights, animal activism, wildlife conservation section. Find ways to help animals and change animal welfare laws and legislation, including petitions. Read news about Sea Shepherd, Save Japan Dolphins, and endangered species.

Hop Into Spring With Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING) Spring has finally sprung, and what better time to go cruelty-free? Cruelty Free International is asking consumers to look out for the Leaping Bunny logo before buying household products this spring. When you’re prepping for spring cleaning this season, be sure to buy products that don’t test on animals, as indicated by the reputable Leaping Bunny logo. Cruelty Free International is also calling to put an end to animal testing for household products. Continue reading below to learn more about Leaping Bunny, and don’t forget to sign the petition to help stop inhumane animal experimentation. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Put A Faux Wing On It

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN) Have you seen the latest KFC promotion on YouTube? The fast food chain is serving up chicken corsages for the prom. Instead of the traditional flowers, the popular YouTube video shows an amorous teen giving his date a fried chicken and baby’s breath wrist corsage that also happens to sub as a late night snack. — Global Animal

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California Calls To End Cruel Cosmetic Testing

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL TESTING) California approved a resolution urging the United States government to take measures against cosmetic animal testing. State Senator Marty Block initiated the measure sponsored by several animal rights organizations, including Cruelty Free International. Actress Mayim Bialik, a supporter of Cruelty Free International, is thrilled about the resolution and hopes the rest of the U.S. will follow in California’s footsteps. California has been a leader in restricting animal testing, and the state’s success definitively proves it’s possible to use alternatives to animal testing in the cosmetics industry. Read the full article below for more on the resolution. — Global Animal

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Lemon Scones are a delicious for breakfast or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Easter Lemon Scones

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These lemon scones are a scrumptious treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Lemon is a delicious springtime fruit and perfect for Easter pastries. These scones are flavored with fresh lemon juice and topped with a lemon icing. You can enjoy them for breakfast or even as a dessert! — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: I Heart Lentils

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) My first encounter with lentils was back in the fifth grade when I won a contest guessing how many were in a jar. My prize? Lunch with my teacher Ms. Scribner, but I never did get to try the lentils. My loss. Because then it wouldn’t have taken me so long to discover just how delicious, nutritious, and good they are for my heart. — Global Animal

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California’s Anti-SeaWorld Bill Stalled

(SEAWORLD/ANIMAL WELFARE) In Tuesday’s hearing, the California bill seeking to put an end to captive orca performances at SeaWorld San Diego was put on hold. Inspired by the documentary Blackfish, AB2140 would ban the export, import, and breeding of killer whales and would also require SeaWorld San Diego to relocate their 10 captive killer whales into larger sea pens. Despite being signed by 1.2 million people, the bill was stalled after lawmakers felt they did not have enough information to make a cohesive decision. AB2140 is now considered dead for the next year and cannot be picked up again until mid-2015. Read on to find out more about the potentially-landmark bill and SeaWorld’s reaction, and sign the petition urging SeaWorld to release their orcas and dolphins to ocean sanctuaries. — Global Animal

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Odds Stacked Against Animals In Research Facilities

(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL RESEARCH) With help from the University of California, San Diego, PETA recently found that the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees’ (IACUC) board is dominated by animal researchers. To make matters worse, the board is more inclined to mercilessly use animals for experiments rather than resort to more efficient, humane alternatives to animal testing. The shocking IACUC roster currently shows that over 60 percent of the 25 largest institutional recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds are using animals for research experiments. Continue reading below to learn more about PETA’s discovery and take the cruelty-free pledge. — Global Animal

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Try this lemon garlic hummus as a party snack. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lemon Garlic Hummus

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Hummus is the perfect protein-filled snack due to its main ingredient, chickpeas. It’s delicious and convenient to bring to work or school for lunch or a snack. This recipe is heavy on the garlic and lemon, giving it a robust flavor. Try it today with pita bread or chips, raw vegetables, or with falafel! — Global Animal

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