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Monthly Archives: April 2012

500 Pelicans Dead: What’s Happening In Peru?

(ANIMAL NEWS) PERU — Over 500 deceased pelicans have been found on the northern shores of Peru, just after 900 dead dolphins were found earlier this year. Although there is no current explanation for the deaths, scientists are looking into a possible virus as the cause. Morbillivirus, similar to the measles virus, may have been found in the dolphins. The Peruvian government is greatly concerned and is currently investigating the tragic deaths. — Global Animal

Megan’s Meat-Free Monday: Chili Non Carne

(VEGAN RECIPE) Chili anyone? For this week's Meat-Free Monday Challenge, it's all about the chili. I love, love, love chili. I love it in the winter. I love it in the summer. How about chili on a baked potato, or with cornbread, or with tortilla chips, or saltines. Basically life is better with a side of chili. What makes chili so amazing, is how easily you can switch up your recipe! Remember, that all my recipes are only templates for you to customize. Please feel free to comment with any questions or suggestions. You can also follow me on twitter and share recipes with me! — Global Animal

High Court Challenge Granted To British Badger Group

(ANIMAL NEWS) LONDON — The Badger Trust received official permission to review the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's (Defra) inhumane pilot cull program earlier this year. The proposed badger cull — which was announced last year as a solution to the spread of tuberculosis in cattle — is losing steam after Wales decided against against the cruel act. Read more for details on the new judicial review, and what this means for the wild badger population. — Global Animal

Egypt’s Forgotten Animals

(ANIMAL WELFARE) With all the political chaos going on in Egypt it's easy to forget the suffering of its animals. Animals in ancient Egypt were valued and respected, and guardians would even share their grave with their beloved pet. But in today's Egypt they endure an entirely different fate. The country has almost no laws that protect animals, both wild and domesticated, and they face every kind of abuse one can imagine.—Global Animal

Cross-Legged Cat Straightened Out (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL RESCUE) NORTH DAKOTA — When Corky the cat was born, his legs developed backwards and criss-crossed. CATS Cradle Shelter rescued Corky from the pound, organized a Facebook campaign, and arranged his surgery. After a complicated surgery, Corky's legs are now straight. Now recovering with physical therapy, learn more on Corky's recovery and watch him learn to walk. — Global Animal

Help Ben the Bear And His Fellow Ranch Captives (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL WELFARE) NORTH CAROLINA — Exotic animal ranch Jambbas Ranch Tours has been in hot water with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for violations over the animals kept at the ranch for years. However, the USDA keeps renewing Jambbas' license to keep enclosed wildlife, despite their disregard for the federal Animal Welfare Act. — Global Animal

Ultimate Cat Nap

(ANIMAL VIDEO) After a long day in a cat's life, nothing beats a massage chair, blanket, and the sweet, smooth melody of an electric guitar. — Global Animal

10 Things Never To Say To A Vegan

(COMPASSIONATE LIVING) If you're an animal lover, being vegetarian or vegan, or otherwise reducing your meat consumption, is the most humane diet. Other people tend to be curious about this decision, and often have questions. While it's always good to ask questions if you're not clear on something, read on for tips to avoid frustrating your vegetarian and vegan friends. — Global Animal

Senior Chickens Find Retirement Home

(ANIMAL WELFARE) The fate of most chickens after their egg laying days are over is pretty grim. But more and more chicken-loving caretakers are thinking ahead for their bird's future. Pete Porath, the owner of a farm in Estacada, specializes in finding homes for older birds, where they can live out their years in serenity. Read on to find out more about this great new approach to senior chickens. — Global Animal

Disney Extends ‘Chimpanzee’ Donations

(ANIMAL NEWS) The heartwarming movie Chimpanzee made a sizable $10.6 million in its opening weekend. The documentary, which follows the story of a young chimp named Oscar, proved to be so popular that Disneynature decided to extend the “See ‘Chimpanzee,’ Save Chimpanzees” conservation plan for a second week. Disneynature will make a donation for every person who sees Chimpanzee through May 3, 2012 to the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to protect chimpanzees and their habitat. So if you're looking for a flick to see this weekend, have some fun and make a difference by choosing Chimpanzee! — Global Animal

Lush Launches War On Animal Testing

(ANIMAL NEWS) LONDON— Jacqueline Traide is one brave woman who let a fake laboratory researcher choke, force feed, shave, and all around mistreat her, for 10 hours in front of hundreds of people. The scene took place in a window display as passersby on one of London's busiest streets looked on horrified. The shocking display was all in the name of putting an end to the cruel practice of animal testing. Jacqueline agreed to be a volunteer for Lush Cosmetics to help in the campaign to finally end animal testing. The suffering she went through reflects the suffering hundreds of animals go through in laboratories everyday for the sake of lipstick or mascara. To make a difference only buy products from companies that don't test on animals, and boycott those that do. Read on to learn more about the protest and to view the graphic video and pictures.—Global Animal

Baby Fox Rescued From Well

(ANIMAL RESCUE) UNITED KINGDOM — A baby fox rescued from a well is now safe and sound at the Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St James, UK. No one is sure how she got in the well, but she may have been abandoned by her mother. The well was in a quarry where workers fortunately heard her cries and brought her up to safety. Read more on this successful rescue. — Global Animal

Being A Good Pack Leader

(LIFE WITH PETS) There are many different dog training techniques. Some trainers encourage positive reinforcement, while others use punishment or dominance tactics. Dog trainer Cesar Millan faced much controversy after video footage was released showing him kicking his canine subjects. Dr. Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, discusses some of the pros and cons of the alpha-dominance method and how it can affect your family pet. — Global Animal

Jessica Chastain Resists Temptation Of Southern Food

(CELEBRITY NEWS) Jessica Chastain proves that you don't have to be cruel to play a southern belle. The Help actress has been a vegan for five years and a vegetarian for fifteen, so when one scene required her to eat fried chicken, she made sure that it was vegan. Chastain also has been a great influence on her mom, who is the proud owner of a vegan restaurant thanks to her animal friendly daughter. Read on to find out more about Jessica Chastain's diet. — Global Animal