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The Truth About Declawing: What Vets Aren’t Telling You

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PETS) Declawing a cat is the equivalent to amputating a human finger at the third knuckle, and yet twenty-two million domestic cats per year are declawed in the United States—a third of which reap serious behavioral and physical consequences from the procedure. Due to a general ignorance and perpetuation by greedy vets, the procedure […]

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A newly adopted cat at this year's Adoptapalooza event at Union Square on September 8, 2013. Photo Credit: Dana Edelson

10 Reasons To Adopt, Not Buy!

(PET ADOPTION) Animal lovers often wonder… with thousands of adoptable animals being euthanized every day, why do so many people continue to purchase their pets? Due to some common myths about shelter animals, as well as the adoption process itself, pet adoption is a frighteningly unpopular practice. Here are the top 10 reasons to choose adoption when adding […]

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Pet Peeves: Are Litter Boxes A Cat’s Safe Haven?

(PET CARE/CATS) Figuring out the idiosyncrasies of your companion can be difficult. For instance, why do cats play in their litter boxes? Behavior like this can give you clues as to how your pets are feeling in a particular situation. One would think a place where you dispose of your own waste would be the last […]

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"The Last Pig" focusses on Comis' personal struggles as a pig farmer. Photo credit: The Last Pig

Pigspiracy? ‘The Last Pig’ Documentary

(PIGS/FACTORY FARMING) It’s no secret that factory farms engage in inhumane practices–most prominently, the gruesome slaughtering of innocent animals. Films such as Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, a documentary chronicling the horrors of factory farming, are gaining momentum among modern-day activists. Cows, however, are not the only animals enduring such hardship. — Global Animal

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16 Animal Band Names That Rock! (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL KINGDOM/CULTURE) Global Animal picks the top 16 rock band names inspired by animals. From The Beatles to Fleet Foxes, to bands named after animals like whales, birds, monkeys, these animal bands rock (sorry, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus). The first step for any band on the path to world domination involves choosing a great […]

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International Tiger Day: Saving Tigers In Crisis

(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, July 29 marks International Tiger Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for tiger conservation. However, considering the world has lost approximately 97 percent of all wild tigers in just over 100 years, every day should be Tiger Day! — Global Animal

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The World’s Smallest Animals (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PHOTOS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Check out some of the smallest individuals and species in the phylum chordata. Of course, the smallest animals are single-celled ones, but they’re not quite as cute as these. Listed here are some of the smallest animals of their kind, including a horse, hamster, deer, dog, chameleon, and frog. Each is cuter […]

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