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Think Outside The Box: Litter Box Tips For A Happy Cat

(CATS/PET CARE) Cats are very clean animals, which means that you have to keep the litter box clean and to a cat’s standards to prevent your pet from using the rug instead of the box. Here are some helpful hints from the Humane Society on how to keep the litter box as the cat’s preferred toilet. — Global Animal

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The Humane Society of the United States saved Arden and a number of chimps from captivity.

HSUS Gives Lab Chimps A Future

(CHIMPS/ANIMAL TESTING) Life is going pretty well for Arden the chimpanzee these days, but this hasn’t always been the case. The four-year-old chimp and her family spent their lives growing up in the largest chimpanzee lab in the world, the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Lafayette, Louisiana. Five years ago, members of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) went undercover and conducted a nine-month investigation at Arden’s lab, discovering regular inhumane treatment of their research animals. — Global Animal

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Deadly Dental Experiment Drills Dogs

(DOGS/ANIMAL TESTING) GEORGIA — An undercover investigation of Georgia Regents University (GRU) exposed shocking truths about the mistreatment of dogs used in their dental experiments. The experiments are largely unnecessary and have little to no purpose. After the dogs have their teeth painfully removed and replaced with dental implants, they are euthanized for a small part of their jaw bone. In the words of James Jensvold, the poor victims are being treated “as little different from a test tube.” GRU recently responded to the video with heavy retaliation, claiming the dogs were anesthetized before removal of their teeth and that the research is far from “frivolous” or “unnecessary.” Regardless, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed legal complaints against several of the organizations involved. Approximately 65,000 dogs are used for experimental purposes in the U.S. alone. Read the details of the undercover investigation below and take action by signing the petition to stop these shameless dealers. Help prevent defenseless dogs from dying in such frivolous experiments! — Global Animal

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Stars Hop Into Action For Bunnies: End Cosmetic Cruelty!

(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Owain Yeoman may play a tough FBI agent on the hit CBS drama “The Mentalist,” but now he reveals his softer side; telling us bunnies are for cuddling not cosmetic testing. He joins Grammy-nominated singer Leona Lewis in support of the “Be Cruelty-Free” campaign of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Humane Society International (HSI). They’re donning their cruelty-free t-shirts to get a jump on International Rabbit Day on September 28th, and help put an end to animal testing for cosmetics. In laboratories around the world, thousands of rabbits and other animals are being horribly used in painful eye and skin irritation tests just so we can have another moisturizer or blush on the market. Europe, Israel, and India already banned cosmetic animal testing and now it’s time for the rest of us to hop to it! Read on to learn how you can help the HSUS’ “Be Cruelty-Free” campaign and check out “The Mentalist,” premiering Sunday night on CBS. — Global Animal

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North Carolina Fights To Put An End To Fox Pens

(WILDLIFE/TAKE ACTION) Training exercise or torture? Many residents of North Carolina are asking that very question when it comes a gruesome hunting practice known as fox penning. The cruel practice involves the capture of coyotes and foxes in steel traps. Once caught, the hunters imprison the animals in small, overcrowded cages where they are hardly attended, only receiving minimal food and water. After the animals spend days in small cages they’re then moved to a fenced enclosure called a “hunt pen.” Read on to learn more about fox penning and sign the petition at Change.org. — Global Animal  

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U.S. Saddles Up For Horse Slaughter, Activists Say ‘Neigh’

(HORSE SLAUGHTER) On August 2, a judge will decide whether to issue a temporary restraining order preventing horse processing plants from opening in the U.S. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) along with other animal protection groups are currently suing the USDA, claiming the agency failed to conduct the necessary environmental review before authorizing horse slaughterhouses. Not only do 80 percent of Americans oppose horse slaughter, but activists also maintain the U.S. government could spend millions of taxpayer dollars to operate horse slaughter facilities, only to have Congress eventually terminate the process. Nevertheless, reports show the Valley Meat Company plant in Roswell, New Mexico, and Responsible Transportation’s plant in Sigourney, Iowa, are set to open just three days after the scheduled court hearing. Read on to learn more about the ongoing debate and sign the petition requesting that Congress pass the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. — Global Animal

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Is A Ferret The Right Pet For You?

(PET CARE) Ferrets can make great pets with their playful personalities and furry faces, but is a ferret the right pet for you? Ferrets need committed guardians to provide proper care. Read on to see if you are ready to adopt a ferret into your family. — Global Animal

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Is A Rat Right For You?

(PETS) Rats have a bad rep. But anyone who has cared for a pet rat knows these rodents are actually cleaner, smarter, and more social than a college roommate! Read on to find out if a rat is the right pet for you. — Global Animal

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