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Hook The Hero Dog Saves Woman From Approaching Train

(ANIMAL HEROES/DOGS) Meet Hook the hero dog. Hook is a registered service dog for Joyce Herman, who has difficulty hearing particularly when she’s outside. One day, when she was crossing a busy intersection during rush hour, she was unable to hear a local train approaching from behind. Luckily, her 12-pound Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix successfully pulled […]

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Cougars can kill hundreds of deer over the course of their lives, leading some scientists to argue that restoring them to 19 states with large populations of deer could prevent automobile-deer collisions. Credit Konrad Wothe/Minden Pictures

Deer Deadlier Than Cougars? You’d Be Surprised!

(WILDLIFE) Did you know white-tailed deer cause more than a million car accidents, resulting in more than 200 deaths each year? Eastern cougars, on the other hand, could significantly reduce these numbers. Scientists predict if they were to return to their historic range, these predators could actually save human lives–an estimated 155 over the course […]

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<p>Vegan muesli for Meat-Free Monday's Breakfast Challenge. Photo credit: luxhippie.tumblr.com</p>

Meat-Free Monday: Muesli

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) There’s no doubting that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gets you started, moving, and thinking. For today’s Meat-Free Monday Challenge, we’ve chosen a unique twist on cereal: vegan muesli! As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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Looking into the emotional eyes of this young orangutan, it is difficult to comprehend how we could knowingly cause the destruction of such a human-like creature. Photo Credit: Paul Hilton/Instagram via One Green Planet

How Removing Palm Oil From Your Life Can Save Orangutans

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/PALM OIL) Meet Chocolate, an orangutan who is a very lucky survivor of illegal wildlife trading.But how long will his luck continue after being set free? Borneo and Sumatra are the only two countries home to endangered orangutans. Unfortunately, these intelligent and human-like animals may be gone forever because of the palm oil industry. […]

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<p>Regular exercise may lessen the frequency of your dog's farts.</p>

PU: How To Stop Fido’s Farting

(PET CARE/DOGS) Trying to stop the males in your home from farting in the presence of dinner guests? Why not turn your dog into the most classy male in the home? Read on to learn about three strategies to help stop Fido’s bloating and gas problems. — Global Animal

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<p>Need help cleaning your dog's ears?</p>

Listen Up! How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears

(PET CARE/DOGS) How do you know if your dog’s ears need to be cleaned? Are you unsure about how to go about cleaning your pup’s ears? Check out the guide below on when and how to clean your dog’s ears, and what types of products to use. — Global Animal

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Gun Violence & Humane Education

(SPORT HUNTING/OP-ED) While gun control continues to be a hot topic for debate, many across the nation are pointing to hunting as an example of “responsible” gun ownership. Dr. Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, weighs in on the strong correlation between animal cruelty and violence towards human beings, while emphasizing the […]

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