Monthly Archives: March 2011
(PHOTO GALLERY) – Vets and first responders from Japan and around the globe have travelled to the most devastated areas of the country to aid animals in need. Volunteers from organizations such as World Vets, JEARS and PETA are busy rescuing and medically treating animals, as well as providing animal shelters with much-needed supplies. We salute these animals' two-legged heroes!
(PHOTO GALLERY) – The world mourns the sudden loss of four-year-old Knut, Berlin's most popular polar bear. After being rejected by his mother, Knut was raised by zookeeper Thomas Dörflein at the Berlin Zoo. There, he quickly became an internatoinal celebrity. The craze surrounding Knut, dubbed "Knutmania," gained worldwide attention as his minature stuffed animals, DVDs and books sold off the shelves. Though experts are currently debating the exact cause of Knut's death, all can certainly agree: Knut will be missed.
JAPAN – Two men came to the rescue of a baby porpoise marooned in a rice field after being washed 1.2 miles inland by the tsunami over 10 days ago. How did these two everyday heroes get the infant back to the ocean? By making a stretcher from car parts and a futon mattress found in the tsunami wreckage and a protective cover of wet blankets. Now that's grace in action. - Global Animal
(PHOTOS & ANIMAL STORIES) – Elizabeth Taylor, an ardent animal lover, died today at 79. From her fan site come charming stories that reveal just how much animals, especially dog, were a part of her life. Rest in peace, Elizabeth, and thanks for all the memories. - Global Animal
While many animals have been affected by the disaster in Japan, the impact of the radiation appears to be less harmful than we might have expected. Read on to discover how the marine and wildlife have been and may continue to be affected by the radiation leaks. — Global Animal
(ANIMAL CONNECTION) Next time you see your pet looking soulful, consider the possibility that animals – not just people – can have spiritual experiences. Read what a prominent neurologist found in three decades of study on the subject of animal spirituality.
Helping Japan's lost and injured pets is a profound and direct way to support the nation's people. If you'd like to donate to Japan's pets, here's a list of animal rescue organizations that are on the ground on behalf of animals and accepting donations.
CALIFORNIA – Not only are there no health benefits to eating shark fin, but new research shows that they are loaded with mercury and heavy metals that are 42 times higher than safe levels for humans. Another reason to retire this tradition – eliminating the inhumane finning of live sharks who are left to sink to the bottom of the ocean and drown. – Global Animal
(PHOTO GALLERY) — Many survivors of the Japanese tsunami were left homeless, forced to seek refuge in evacuation centers. Even in the most terrible of circumstances, however, pets offer an unmatched source of comfort and hope for these courageous people. Check out these photos and see how the bond between human and their animal companions is unbreakable even – or especially – in the midst of tragedy.
(PET HUMOR) What's funnier than a bunny saying outrageous things? An adorable bunny saying outrageous Charlie Sheen quotes, of course. Take a break from the bad news and peruse this wacky combination of the innocent and insane. ― Global Animal