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China Southern Airlines Fined For Monkey Business


(PRIMATE TESTING/ANIMAL WELFARE) China Southern Airlines has been fined for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The airline transported over 1,300 monkeys into the United States without a license, giving the USDA the authority to fine them $11,600.The airline was also fined once before for the deaths of 17 primates while importing them into Los Angeles in 2011.Animal rights activists are unhappy with the small fine, calling for more action to finally put an end to the transport of these animals for experimentation. Read on for more on China Southern’s cruelty and sign the petition urging them to stop transporting primates. — Global Animal


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Dog Rescue Story: From Distress To Diva

(ANIMAL RESCUE VIDEO/DOGS) A team from the Humane Society of the United States rescued more than 60 dogs from a puppy mill in Sampson County, North Carolina. One of the pups, Stella, had missing teeth, flea dirt, and other signs of neglect, but after warming up to her rescuers, she was as friendly as could be. Stella now found a forever home with Joy Walker, who works for CareFirst Animal Hospital. — Global Animal

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North Carolina Animal Shelters Running Out Of Gas

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/SHELTER ANIMALS) Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a petition to put an end to the use of carbon monoxide for euthanasia, or “gassing” at animal shelters in North Carolina. Using carbon monoxide for euthanization is an extremely cruel practice that puts animals through unnecessary stress, and is not always effective. The American Humane Association (AHA) maintains using carbon monoxide is not only inhumane to the animal, but harmful to humans as well. Continue reading for more details and click here for a full list of states that have banned this cruel form of animal euthanasia. — Global Animal

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UK Circuses Go Animal-Free?

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/CIRCUSES) Animal Defenders International (ADI) is pleased to announce, after a significant delay, Prime Minister David Cameron has finally agreed to ban wild animals in circuses. Cameron’s commitment to the ADI deputation will bring forth the long-awaited bill that will ban the use of wild animals in UK circuses once and for all. Public support for the ban has been consistently high for 15 years, with 25 countries worldwide restricting wild animals in circuses so far. Continue reading to find out more about the bill to ban wild animals in UK circuses. — Global Animal

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Disneynature Bears is narrated by John C. Reilly and includes a song by Disney's Olivia Holt.

Movie Review: Disneynature’s “Bears”

(MOVIE REVIEW/WILDLIFE) Disneynature struck gold with the documentary, Chimpanzee, back in 2012. Their latest project, Bears, continues to display the same charm that makes Disney movies so great. Centering around a female grizzly, Sky, and her two cubs, Scout and Amber, Bears does a good job of showing the struggles faced by the animals during the cubs’ first year of life. Irreplaceable in his role, Oscar nominee John C. Reilly captures the spirit of the film through his narration, and perfectly expresses the film’s lighthearted moments, as well as its more dramatic scenes. In addition to Reilly, Bears employs actress and singer, Olivia Holt, who performs “Carry On,” at the end of the film, a song written specifically for the documentary. — Global Animal

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Dog & Elephant Best Friends

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Witness two minutes of heaven with Bella the Labrador and her best friend Tarra the elephant, as they gambol around The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. For the full story of these amazing friends, click here. — Global Animal

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The Gulf Oil Spill: Four Years Later

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ANIMAL WELFARE) This month marks four years since the disastrous BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Also known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it claimed the lives of 11 people and had catastrophic effects on the environment and surrounding wildlife. The U.S. Government estimated the total discharge at 4.9 million barrels (about 210 million gallons). The spill continues to have devastating effects on wildlife today, with an estimated 14 species still dying at unprecedented rates. Read the full article below for more details. — Global Animal

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Hop Into Spring With Cruelty-Free Cleaning Products

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING) Spring has finally sprung, and what better time to go cruelty-free? Cruelty Free International is asking consumers to look out for the Leaping Bunny logo before buying household products this spring. When you’re prepping for spring cleaning this season, be sure to buy products that don’t test on animals, as indicated by the reputable Leaping Bunny logo. Cruelty Free International is also calling to put an end to animal testing for household products. Continue reading below to learn more about Leaping Bunny, and don’t forget to sign the petition to help stop inhumane animal experimentation. — Global Animal

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