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Animal Activists Stampede Liam Neeson’s Home

(CELEBRITY NEWS/CARRIAGE HORSES) Liam Neeson received some unwanted visitors at his home in New York. Picketers swarmed the Taken star’s Upper West Side apartment building Saturday protesting his support of the city’s carriage-horse industry. About 50 demonstrators showed their disdain for the actor by brandishing signs that read “Liam Neeson: Stop Supporting Cruelty!” Neeson wrote an op-ed column for the New York Times last week titled, “Carriages Belong In Central Park,” perhaps sparking the outrage that incited the activists to picket his home. Read below for more on this cruel practice and the more humane alternative being proposed to replace it. — Global Animal

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Vegan Chocolate Bunny - a compassionate Easter treat!

Easter Bunnies: Stick To The Candy Version

(EASTER BUNNIES) Rabbits bought as Easter gifts cause problems for animal shelters across the nation. After dogs and cats, they are most often surrendered to shelters especially after this spring holiday. Bunnies can live up to ten years, need veterinary care, fresh vegetables, and toys. Many people are not aware rabbits require as much care and commitment as any other pet and will drop the bunnies off at a shelter, or worse, release them into the wild. Read on for more on this issue and how to responsibly bring a rabbit into your family. — Global Animal

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Some Monkeys Don’t Monkey Around

(FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) When it comes to fidelity, most mammals don’t fit the bill of the model mate. But then again, most mammals aren’t the Azara’s owl monkey. In a world where 90 percent of mammals have multiple partners and cheating is common among all species, the Azara’s owl monkey bucks the trend by indulging in monogamy. Read on to find out what drives their monogamy. The reason may surprise you. — Global Animal

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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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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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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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