Monthly Archives: March 2011
THANK YOU GLOBAL ANIMAL READERS! Global Animal readers have responded generously in response to Japan's animal earthquake and tsunami victims, donating $18,000 through the GlobalAnimal.org website alone, as well as tens of thousands of dollars directly to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue & Support (JEARS) and other animal rescue organizations.
BERLIN – March 19th, 2011 – Knut, the still-young and much beloved polar bear, died suddenly at the Berlin Zoo. Read how how the world famous bear's death took his zookeepers by surprise and threw a world of fans into mourning. Rest in peace young knut – your antics will be missed. – Global Animal
Some sharks have the ability to navigate across open ocean, almost as if they have a GPS unit, whereas others appear to wander more aimlessly across the sea. Find out how these sharks have learned to find their way in the track-less depths. ― Global Animal
JAPAN – There have been lots of stories, petitions and rumors about the gassing of animals who survived the tsunami within 72 hours of their rescue by animal shelters in Japan. Read the official policy from The Emergency Disaster Animal Relief Headquarters.
(ANIMAL NEWS) UPDATE ON LOYAL TSUNAMI DOGS: April 15, 2011 – It's been nearly five weeks and still no verifiable evidence has emerged that the disappeared "loyal tsunami dogs" or "stay together dogs" were rescued or received vet care. The controversy has died down, as have the fabulist Facebook rumors. And so have the attacks on Global Animal for seeking a second source to verify the wellbeing of the two dogs who captured our hearts and became the symbols of the animal victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.
JAPAN - In a race against time, animal welfare groups are desperately trying to find abandoned and lost animals before they die of hypothermia and starvation. The other race is to get the pets out of the animal holding centers within 72 hours before they are put down. Global Animal is supporting rescue group by collecting money, 100% of which goes to the rescue organizations.
Much like dolphins, sperm whales are thought to identify themselves using a Morse code-like language. The studies are still preliminary, but researchers are beginning to think that these whales should be considered non-human persons. Read on to discover what that means and the possible complexities of whale life indicated by this discovery. ― Global Animal
(PHOTO GALLERY) – Search and rescue dogs from all around the world are arriving in Japan to aid earthquake and tsunami victims. These highly skilled dogs, partnered with firefighters and other first responders, play a vital role in finding human victims who are buried alive in the wreckage.
UK ―A recent study has shown that pets in England are not as well cared for as their guardians might think. The research shows that as many as 10 million pets are suffering mental or physical stress due to a lack of understanding the animal's needs. Is your pet well cared for?