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The Spirit Of Giving: Help Animals Have A Happy Howl-iday

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/TAKE ACTION) Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Global Animal Foundation is celebrating by giving back to animals in need. As you may know, Global Animal Foundation is a non-profit 501(3)C charity that functions like a Green Cross for animals. It’s a responsive umbrella organization that distributes donations to vetted animal […]

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The loggerhead sea turtle is just one of the animals benefiting from military assistance. Photo Credit: National Marine Life Center

Giving Tuesday: Help Sea Turtles This Holiday Season

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/SEA TURTLES) Amidst heavily commercialized days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let’s not forget about Giving Tuesday, a day focused on charity. Taking place today, December 3, 2013, Giving Tuesday inspires the public to give back to the community—or, in this case, the environment. The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is just one of […]

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Arthur the dog and his teammates crossed the finish line as the 12th top team in the world. Photo Credit: Krister Goransson

Stray Dog Treks With Adventure Athletes In Amazonian Race

(STRAY DOGS/ANIMAL NEWS) It only took one meatball for a stray dog in Ecuador to prove his title as man’s best friend and rank among the world’s best adventure athletes. A dog named Arthur became the fifth member of the Swedish Peak Performance team, trekking alongside his human teammates through mud and water during a […]

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<p>Turkeys: The dumbest of them all. Benjamin Franklin called Thanksgiving’s main course an “animal of courage,” but a 1997 Oregon State University poll found turkeys to be the dumbest of all the animals. Still, plenty of people stick up for turkeys, with one OSU scientist insisting that the animal gets a bum rap. “It’s an example of how a misunderstood animal behavior becomes identified as proof that the animal is extremely lacking in intelligence,” said animal science professor Tom Savage. Think about that next Thanksgiving.</p>

Go Cold Turkey! Boycott Butterball This Thanksgiving

(THANKSGIVING TURKEYS/ANIMAL CRUELTY ) With Thanksgiving just around the corner, PETA has filed a complaint against Butterball for the inhumane treatment of their turkeys. PETA wants consumers to know that although Butterball birds are labeled as “humane certified,” American Humane Certified (AHC) standards allow producers to force turkeys into overcrowded and unsanitary sheds, amputate their […]

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This rescued pup is getting a new home in Pittsburgh! Photo credit: Huffington Post

Pittsburgh Brings Animal Rescue To New Heights

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL RESCUE) The Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART) helps save the lives of at-risk pets and promotes animal rescue and adoption. Co-founders Jonathan Plesset and Brad Childs make use of their pilot’s licenses by flying animals in need to safer environments. The organization has helped rescue over 700 dogs as well as other […]

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PTSD in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans is often healed with the help of service dogs.

A Salute To War Vets & Service Pets (GALLERY)

(SERVICE DOGS/VETERAN’S DAY) As we take this day to commemorate our honored vets, we should also take a moment to thank the service dogs who help these respected men and women. While many U.S. veterans struggle with invisible wounds such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, some of them are able to find […]

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The Espanola giant tortoise can live over 100 years. Photo credit: Time

Near-Extinct Tortoise Population Comes Out Of Its Shell

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/TORTOISES) Espanola giant tortoises living on the Galapagos Islands have come back from near extinction, according to a recent study. Just 50 years ago, the population of the giant tortoises was as low as 15. Recently, however, scientists have deemed the population as secure and no longer on the brink of extinction. This is […]

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