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TAKE ACTION is GlobalAnimal.org’s animal rights and activism section. Find ways to rescue pets, save farm animals and help endangered species, Plus, get the news on animal welfare laws and legislation and take part in petitions, if you like. Since animals do not have voices, people are roaring in their defense – and more and more, it’s working.

Baby orangutans on the way to the International Animal Rescue’s center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo Credit: Credit Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

How Big Banks Are Making Rain Forests Pay The Price

(ENVIRONMENT/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) With big banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs under fire for funding the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline project, many are becoming more aware of how major financial institutions influence habitat destruction, animal welfare, and climate change. Believe it or not, some of the world’s largest banks have distributed more than […]

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Vet Travels 900 Miles To Help Horses At Standing Rock

(HORSES/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) The controversial multi-billion-dollar Dakota Access Pipeline project continues to make headlines as an estimated 10,000 protesters remain on prairie land, despite growing calls for them to move elsewhere. While danger to both protesters and law enforcement is ongoing, one veterinarian is providing help to the Sioux and their horses amid the chaos. After […]

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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE PETS) Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long-term commitment. Read on for a first hand account about fostering pets, and for a beginner’s guide to animal fostering. — […]

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Happy Caturday! 20 Ways To Celebrate National Cat Day

(CATS/LIFE WITH PETS) Calling all cat lovers! October 29 isn’t just any Caturday–it’s National Cat Day! Opposed to National Dog Day on August 26, today is dedicated to celebrating cats and spreading awareness about cat adoption. Founder Colleen Paige suggests observing the paw-liday by donating food to local shelters and animal welfare groups, spoiling your […]

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A Nightmare For Dolphins Shipped To The Desert For New Tourist Attraction

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY) Despite growing public opposition to places like SeaWorld and Marineland, Dolphinaris Arizona–a new $20 million dolphin park near Scottsdale, Arizona–officially opened it doors on October 15. The tourist attraction currently features three captive dolphins and provides customers with the opportunity to pay hundreds of dollars for “interactive experiences” like swimming with […]

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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Howl To Help Homeless Pets

(SHELTER PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) There’s much more to celebrate this month than Halloween. October is designated as National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. During this month, the ASPCA hopes to raise awareness about shelter animals and promote involvement within the community—whether it’s simply spreading the word or bringing a lovable dog into your home. To kick off the initiative, […]

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Vets Liza Ledet and Ashley Geoghegan receive special Heroes of the Flood awards. Photo Credit: Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Heroes Of The Flood: How Two Vets Saved 33 Dogs In Louisiana

(ANIMAL RESCUE/NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF) Animal rescue efforts are still underway following the Great Flood of 2016. The Humane Society of Louisiana put out a call for help after the Louisiana floods devastated the Livingston Parish region. Dogs were found stranded on the roof of the flooded Denham Springs Animal Shelter, but luckily Dr. Liza Ledet […]

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Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue in Baton Rouge. Photo Credit: CNN

Flood Relief Donations: Helping Louisiana Out Of The Mud

(ANIMAL RESCUE/ACTIVISM) Last month, the United States witnessed the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy when prolonged rainfall and catastrophic flooding devastated parts of southern Louisiana. The historic and unprecedented event was quickly declared a state of emergency as it submerged thousands of homes and businesses, displacing thousands of residents and their pets. Fortunately, rescue […]

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Sam Breen tows his skiff as he helps a friend retrieve his dogs Edison, foreground, and Allie, from his home in Bossier City, Louisiana. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Thank You, Global Animals! Louisiana Flood Donations At Work

(ACTIVISM/TAKE ACTION) In what’s being described as the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana damaged or destroyed as many as 70,000 homes, displacing thousands of residents and their pets. Rescue organizations across the nation are banding together in a race against time to help animals left behind in the disaster. […]

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Mark Buchert from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team gets a lick from a dog he helped rescue from flood waters on August 15. Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images via Huffington Post

TAKE ACTION: How To Help Animal Victims Of Louisiana Flooding (PHOTOS)

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) In the worst disaster since Hurricane Sandy, historic floods tore apart southern Louisiana over the weekend, leaving thousands evacuated. With residents displaced throughout East Baton Rouge Parish and Acadiana, there are countless pets and animals also in need of supplies and shelter. While waters are beginning to recede, many organizations are lending […]

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Celebrating World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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