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Lab Animal Week: Stop The Merciless Monkey Trade

(MONKEYS/ANIMAL TESTING) This week marks the 35th annual Lab Animal Week. Organized by National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), this week is designated to shed light on the unnecessary suffering of animals used for experimentation. This year, celebrity activists are participating in this week of awareness by saying “Non!” to Air France—the last major passenger airline that continues to inhumanely ship monkeys to cruel animal laboratories. In the UK, monkeys are mainly used for drug testing, but before the cruel testing begins, the monkeys are separated from their mothers, and shipped away in small, unfit crates. Continue reading below for more on how to do your part for Lab Animal Week, and click here to urge Air France to end the cruel transportation of primates to research labs. — Global Animal

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Stunning Wildlife Photos Blur Animal Boundaries (GALLERY)

(PICTURES OF ANIMALS) RUSSIA — Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova has embarked on a mission to bring fantasy to life. Her stunning collection of photos are a surrealist treasure, and recently went viral thanks to their unique animal centerpieces. Plotnikova controversially uses real wild animals as companions to her beautiful models, contrasting the elements between the species’ two worlds. Her photos juxtapose fantasy with reality, and introduce the aspect of power and dominance versus delicacy. Although her creations are highly fabricated and use trained wildlife, they are unquestionably stunning and seem to celebrate animals in their natural environment. Nevertheless, Plotnikova’s photos pose an interesting question: Is the natural beauty of the animals being showcased, or are they being exploited? View Plotnikova’s pictures in the following gallery and share your thoughts in the comments section below. — Global Animal

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What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960′s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story about what Earth Day is all about, and what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — Global Animal

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Little Piggy Goes On A Diet

(MINI PIGS/CUTE BABY ANIMAL VIDEO) In this adorable video clip, a sweet young pig sits patiently next to a woman and graciously asks her to share her spinach salad. Who’s the true food hog here? You be the judge. — Global Animal

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The concert will feature performers Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts among others. (CELEBRITIES/WHALES)

Celebrate Earth Day With Orca Concert’s Killer Lineup

 

(CELEBRITY ACTIVISM/OCEAN CONSERVATION) This Earth Day, why not celebrate with famous artists at the Kiss the Sky! Orca Freedom Concert?The concert will feature musical guests Heart, Graham Nash and Jami Sieber, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Arielle, Country Joe McDonald, and Andrew Morse. The event will also be emceed by Norman B. — Global Animal

 

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World’s Rarest Bear Roars For Help

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/BEARS) MONGOLIA — The Gobi bear is the rarest bear in the world. Their home in the Gobi desert is one of the most harsh and challenging habitats for wildlife, although the area is actually home to a surprisingly rich community. Scientists have been struggling to even find the elusive bear, yet alone a solution to their declining population. The Gobi bears are literally fighting for survival. Read the full article below for a scientist’s personal account of his team’s interaction with the rare creatures in their natural habitat. —Global Animal

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Try this garlic tofu pasta as a quick and easy dinner. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Garlic Tofu Fettuccine

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) After all the intense cooking associated with Easter and Passover, it’s nice to make a simple, quick pasta dish for dinner. This garlic tofu fettuccine recipe is quick and easy to make. The fettuccine is tossed with olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and spices for a simple sauce. Try it tonight for dinner with a side of Italian bread !— Global Animal

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Baby Bulldog Tries To Walk

(PUPPIES/CUTE BABY ANIMAL VIDEO) “Who put this blanket here? How am I supposed to walk with two inch legs?” This baby bulldog learning to walk is the best way to brighten up your Monday morning. — Global Animal

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