Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tasteless: Restaurant Adds African Lion Tacos

Lions and other animals are not protected by the Food and Drug Administration unless they are classified as endangered. Watch your back, Fido and Fluffy and any other living being that can be put on a plate for profit.

Got Milk? Calves Slaughtered For Dairy Production

AUSTRALIA — Dairy cows must first have a calf in order to produce milk. These male calves are often slaughtered after a short, horrific time spent starving in a slaughterhouse (and the atrocity called, veal.) Learn what cruel practices are currently in effect, and what further cruelties are about to be dumped on these calves. Take action here to protect these bobby calves from inhumane treatment. — Global Animal

Giant Crayfish Discovered in Tennessee

TENNESSEE — Scientists discovered a new species of crayfish in Shoal Creek, Tennessee. These giant crayfish have one wild and unique feature: bearded antennae. Check out the photos of this unique, new creature.

Polar Bear Swims 426 Miles In Search For Ice

CANADA – A female polar bear swam 426 miles in nine days as she desperately searched for ice.  According to researchers, this is  a red flag, which directly reflects the struggle polar bears face due to rapid climate changes.

Wild Chimps in Africa Deactivate Snares Used By Hunters

Chimpanzees Deactivate Traps, Outsmart Hunters

A group of African chimpanzees has figured out how to deactivate potentially deadly hunting snares without causing any harm to themselves. Not only is this a positive indicator of the general well-being of the chimps, this discovery may be groundbreaking in terms of how scientists view chimpanzee learning, and animal intelligence in general. Find out how they do it! — Global Animal

Firefighters Save Deer From Ice Flow

(ANIMAL RESCUE) Polish firefighters braved the dangerous icy water of the Baltic sea to rescue a roe-deer that had become stranded on a sheet of ice. Watch the fantastic rescue here. — Global Animal

Wolves Slaughtered By Aerial Hunting Programs (Take Action)

Despite laws geared at protecting wildlife from aerial hunting, hundreds of Alaskan wolves have been killed from hunters in airplanes. Learn more about this ongoing practice and find out how you can help protect wolves.

Militia Kills 8 Park Rangers In Congo

January 24, 2011, CONGO - In a case where the worst of human nature destroys the best, eight rangers have been killed protecting the last 720 mountain gorillas on the planet by remnants of the genocidal maniacs responsible for the million people butchered in Rwanda.

Sea Shepherd Could Sink Australia’s Legal Battle Against Whaling

This is a measured editorial that looks at the international legal ramifications of Sea Shepherd's attacks on the Japanese whalers in the Antarctic. But the illegal whale hunt provokes an unmeasured response.

Swiss Town Threatens Pets To Collect Taxes

SWITZERLAND — A small town has generated a big controversy with its plan to enact a 1904 law that allows the government to kill the dogs of owners who refuse to pay the dog tax. Although the plan is to avoid killing any dogs, is it right to endanger a life because of a $48.50 tax? Tell us what you think.

Rat Terrier Hero Rescues Canine Friend

Historically, Rat Terriers were bred for the purpose of hunting small game, like rats and squirrels. Now, they usually exist as family companions, but in the case of this pint-size hero, deep-down hunting instincts emerged and worked for the greater good. Read on to learn how Rowdy the Rat Terrier saved the life of a fellow neighborhood dog. — Global Animal

Sweden Opens Movie Theater For Dogs

What is believed to be the first-ever dog cinema opened in Sweden. The theater project, initiated by Fox Home Entertainment, celebrated its grand opening during Sweden's annual pet exhibition.

Year Of The Rabbit Doesn’t Bode Well For Bunnies

CHINA — With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, many people are purchasing pet bunnies in honor of the Year of the Rabbit. Mail-order rabbits are dying, and the few that do arrive at a new home are often neglected and abandoned because the family is unprepared for the needs of a pet. We urge you to only get a pet if you are prepared for the animal's needs.