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Meatless Monday Goes Global

(VEGETARIAN) After the UK’s Telegraph recently reported that China now consumes twice as much meat as America, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has decided to promote Meatless Monday in an effort to protect the environment, animals, and people. To participate in this international campaign, people should just take one day of the week off from eating meat. According to the HSUS, if every American cut meat out of their diet every Monday, an estimate of 1.4 billion animals would no longer be factory farmed. Read on to learn why you should participate in this international campaign. — Global Animal

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The Cheesecake Factory Goes Crate-Free

(HUMANE FARMING) Last week, the upscale casual restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, announced plans to switch to a gestation crate-free pork supply. The restuarant—which operates more than 170 full-service restaurants—has been added to the HSUS list of 30 major food companies that plan to eliminate controversial gestation crates from their pork suppliers. According to The Cheesecake Factory’s website, the company also sources chicken with no added hormones and Certified Angus Beef. Continue reading for more on the company’s major step in the right direction. — Global Animal

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Tortoises Saved From Construction Tomb

(ANIMAL RESCUE) FLORIDA — The Humane Society of the United States’ Wildlife Innovations and Response Team dispatched to Tarpon Springs, Florida in order to rescue 18 gopher tortoises from being buried alive at a construction site. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ruled in 2007 that tortoises must be removed from construction sites before building commenced, but they excluded sites whose contracts were signed before July 31, 2007. After a seven hour journey, the reptiles are now safe at the Nokuse Plantation, a 50,000 acre preserve in Walton County. Thanks to concerned construction companies and the HSUS’ special gopher tortoise rescue fund, volunteers have saved over 2,200 tortoises since 2006. Continue reading and learn how you can help save this threatened species. — Global Animal 

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Old Clunkers To Benefit Pets For Life

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) UNITED STATES — The Humane Society of the United States is now accepting donations in the form of used vehicles. By donating an old car, boat, motorcycle or RV to the HSUS, an average of 80% of the proceeds will be given to the Pets For Life (PFL) program which helps underprivileged communities improve the state of their animal welfare. During one weekend in Philadelphia, PFL was able to administer 391 vaccinations and 212 spay-and-neuter vouchers with the money collected from used car donations. The HSUS is hoping to expand the program and decrease the number of shelter and euthanized animals nationwide. Do you have an old car to donate? Read on to learn how easily you can help the humane society revolutionize the country. — Global Animal

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Online Designer Dogs Traced To South Carolina Puppy Mill

(ANIMAL RESCUE) SOUTH CAROLINA — The Humane Society of the United States’ anti-cruelty team paired with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to rescue over 200 dogs, horses, and birds from a mass breeding facility in South Carolina. After concerned neighbors contacted the HSUS, a warranted investigation proved that online seller Calabel’s Designer Dogs was a guise for an abusive puppy mill. Dogs were found living in awful conditions and without basic necessities. Since Edgefield County does not have the resources to care for the large number of inhumanely treated animals, the local humane society sent helpers to the scene and the HSUS has set up an emergency shelter. Laws against puppy mills are too weak to prevent the long term existence of these mass breeding facilities and the HSUS is urging the Obama administration to regulate online sellers.  Read on to learn about the atrocities committed by puppy mills. — Global Animal

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Face Of Dogfighting: Stallone’s Story (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL WELFARE) GOP Representative Steve King recently announced that he believes dog fighting should be legal. Thankfully, the Humane Society reminds us why King’s statement is so horrific and wrong. The animal welfare organization helps us get a closer look at the sad realities of the dog fighting world through a memorable and touching video. The five minute clip features the story of Stallone, a dog who went through a great deal of trauma, yet still remained man’s best friend in the midst of all his suffering. Read on to learn more about Stallone’s journey and why it is so important to put an end to animal fighting. — Global Animal

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Does The Legendary Shark Week Deceive You?

(SHARK NEWS) Over the years, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has gained millions of viewers and even stretched across seas. Most tune in for the thrill, but animal activists are worried if this negatively depicts our fish while straying from the terrible reality that humans kill tens of millions of sharks per year. Humans are rarely threatened by sharks, but a lot of the episodes from Shark Week largely focus on the aggressive nature of Great Whites, a type of shark that seldom mistakes humans for seals. While MythBusters does a fantastic job reminding us we are more likely to die from a Black Friday stampede or even a hotdog than from a shark attack, this is just one episode competing amongst 160 other. Read on to learn more about how the series could help sharks by highlighting the dangers we put them through. — Global Animal

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500 Dogs Rescued From “Refuge”

(ANIMAL RESCUE) TEXAS/PENNSYLVANIA — Last week the Humane Society of the United States rescued 500 dogs from dire circumstances. 300 were rescued from a so-called refuge in Texas that harbored mostly pit bulls, after a former employee came forward when 38 dogs died from heat exposure in just one day. The other 200 were rescued from an animal hoarding situation in Pennsylvania. The HSUS warns that just as you would want to see the parents of a dog before going to a breeder, do the proper research and visit the site of any sanctuary or rescue you deal with as well. Read on for more on these rescued dogs. — Global Animal 

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