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Squirrel Appreciate Day is a time to be thankful for all types of squirrels. (WILDLIFE)

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

(SQUIRRELS/WILDLIFE) January 21 is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and a good time to celebrate our furry friends. The holiday was founded in 2001 by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator in Asheville, North Carolina. Celebrated in mid-winter when food sources are scarce, you can show your appreciation by giving your local squirrel buddies some treats of […]

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sad dog looking sick, lying on ground

Can You Give Your Pet The Flu?

(PETS) Did you know that people can pass the flu to their pets? Studies show flu infections are more common in cats and dogs than previously thought. In one study, scientists analyzed cat blood samples and found that 30 percent of the cats had been infected with seasonal flu, and 20 percent had been infected […]

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Spaghetti and marinara with vegan, soy meatballs. Photo Credit: PETA

Meat-Free Monday: Spaghetti Marinara With Vegan Meatballs

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Believe it or not, healthy comfort food does exist. And nothing says ‘comfort’ like good ol’ spaghetti and meatballs. This Italian-inspired dish is made from scratch, but the homemade sauce is easy to make, and the fresh flavor makes it totally worth the effort. It’s so good, it might even remind you […]

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NYC inches closer to banning the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes.

Curtains Close For Ringling Bros.’ Cruelest Show On Earth

(CIRCUSES/ANIMAL NEWS) In a major victory for circus animals everywhere, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced its “Greatest Show on Earth” will be closing for good in May. Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, attributes to the closure to declining attendance, high operating costs, shifting public tastes, […]

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Elephants do fart, according to biologists. Photo Credit: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Scientists Answer Burning Question: Which Animals Fart?

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/ANIMAL FACTS) It may seem juvenile, but scientists across the world are working to answer the burning question: Does it fart? We all know that humans fart, but what about other animal species? If you’re curious to find out, there’s now a Twitter hashtag, #DoesItFart, circulating, along with a Google Spreadsheet listing all of […]

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Photo Credit: The Healthy Maven

Meat-Free Monday: Healthy Minestrone Soup

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Still working on that New Year’s Resolution? This healthy minestrone soup is the perfect dish for a cold January day. It’s not only gluten- and dairy-free, but it’s also packed with lots of veggies and protein. Enjoy on it’s own or as a side dish! As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

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Doggy Dating? Match With The Perfect Rescue Pooch

(RESCUE PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) Your search for the perfect four-legged rescue companion just got easier. Paws Like Me helps people find the perfect K-9 match for you. By using a personality test, the website takes your energy, confidence, and independence into consideration. Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of Paws Like Me, came up with this idea since many […]

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Cat sitting on steps

Cat Training? Yes, It’s Paw-ssible!

(LIFE WITH PETS/CATS) We’ve all heard that it’s impossible to train a cat, but the Humane Society begs to differ. Want your feline companion to stop clawing the furniture, come when you call, or fetch your slippers? Here are some tips on how to train your cat using the positive power of rewards. — Global […]

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<p>This Lentil Veggie Soup can be served as a meal or a delicious side.</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Lentil Veggie Soup

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) This simple soup is versatile and hearty! Most lentil soups are just lentils in a tomato broth, but this version is heavy on the vegetables to boost nutrition. Using mixed vegetables adds variety to the meal, but you can also substitute any fresh vegetables from your fridge to make it your own.  — […]

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