Monthly Archives: August 2012

Playa Animal Rescue: Mexican Dog Haven

(ANIMAL SHELTERS) A new shelter in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico is helping out local four-legged residents. Opening its doors in April, 2012, Playa Animal Rescue (PAR) is a non-profit, no-kill shelter focused on rescuing street dogs. The people behind the shelter, a mix of citizens from the United States, Mexico, and Canada, are "dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating injured and abandoned dogs, and to finding permanent, loving homes for each of them." Read on to find out more about this great shelter. — Global Animal

Do You Feel What I Feel? Animal Minds Think Alike

(ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) A group of notable scientists recently signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness proclaiming their support for the idea that animals—including all mammals, birds, and some encephalopods—are just as conscious and aware as humans are. Although old news to some, scientific evidence indicates that humans are not unique in their neurophysiological ability to generate consciousness. Read on to learn more about new developments and discoveries in consciousness research. — Global Animal

Dog Gets Second Chance On New Legs (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL RESCUE) MEXICO — A dog who had his front paws cut off by an organized drug cartel is now able to walk and play again thanks to his new prosthetic legs. Pay de Limon, or Lemon Pie, was found bleeding in a dumpster after his run in with the heartless criminals. It's suspected the cartel members were practicing torture methods, like cutting fingers off people who are kidnapped. — Global Animal 

Howling Husky Sings The Blues

(ANIMAL VIDEO) This baby husky is having a good cry. — Global Animal

Baby Bobcat Rescued From Fire

(ANIMAL RESCUE) Firefighters cleaning up after the Chips Fire in Northern California encountered a helpless baby bobcat wandering along the side of the road this past weekend. The lost and confused bobcat—now named "Chips"—showed signs of impaired vision and second-degree burns on her paws and is now being nursed back to health at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care where she is expected to make a full recovery. Read on for more on this miraculous rescue. — Global Animal

New Dam Threatens Thailand’s Tigers

(TIGERS) THAILAND — A proposed dam in Thailand would flood almost eight miles of a national park where conservationists have been working to increase the wild tiger population. With fewer than 3,200 tigers remaining in the wild and only 300 in Thailand, it would be a shame to see them suffer more casualties at the hands of humans. Experts say the dam will literally wash away years of conservation efforts. Read on for more information on the Mae Wong dam. — Global Animal 

Concern For Animals In Hurricane Isaac’s Path

(ANIMAL RESCUE) As hurricane Isaac hits the Gulf Coast on the anniversary of Katrina, many animals are in danger. Dozens of people have already been rescued from their flooded homes, but what will happen to their pets? According to CNN, power outages have reached over 700,000 homes and energy officials predict it will be days before it is restored, making communication with the affected areas uncertain at best. The full extent of the damage will not be known until the storm leaves the area. — Global Animal


Join Rally In Protest Of Deadly Dolphin Hunt (SCHEDULE)

(DOLPHIN PROTEST) The dolphin drive hunting season is quickly creeping upon us. On September 1, off the coast of the Wakayam Prefecture of Japan, fishermen are going to set out on their boats in the annual bloody hunt for dolphins. On August 31 and September 1, rallies and peaceful protests are being held worldwide to take a stand against these horrifying activities. — Global Animal

Siblings Fight Over Cheeseburger

(ANIMAL VIDEO) It is the age-old battle between cats and dogs, and cheeseburgers? — Global Animal

Shame On LMU: University Hires Lion For School Spirit

(EXOTIC ANIMALS) In honor of the start of fall classes, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) showed off its school spirit on Tuesday. But instead of celebrating the festivities with their lion mascot, Iggy, many students were shocked to find a real adult male African lion in a cage on display in the Alumni Mall Sunken Garden. The student association rented Felix the lion for a day from Hollywood Animals, an exotic animal rental company in Santa Clarita, California. Read on for more on the unfortunate school event. — Global Animal

Slaughterhouse Gets Away With Cruelty, Re-Opens

(ANIMAL ABUSE) CALIFORNIA —  The USDA shut down Central Vally Meat Company earlier this month when an undercover video by the animal organization Compassion Over Killing showed cows suffocated, shot, poked and prodded repeatedly. One "spent" dairy cow was shocked more than forty times. The slaughterhouse re-opened for business on Monday, causing concern among animal advocates. It's hard to believe that in such a short amount of time the meat company implemented enough long-term changes to follow federal regulations about the treatment of animals. Read on for more on this disconcerting news.  — Global Animal 

Vegetarian Diet Could Save The World

(SCIENCE) According to leading water scientists, the continued increase of the world's population will force more people to adopt a vegetarian diet. Water shortages are already starting to form into a global food crisis, leaving around 18 million people in Western Africa hungry. Scientists believe that a solution to the problem is a vegetarian diet. Instead of watering crops to feed animals that in turn are consumed by humans, we can conserve water by simply eating plants. Read on to learn more about this possible change for humanity. — Global Animal

DiCaprio, Maguire Star In Anti-Poaching Film

(CELEBRITY NEWS) Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Tobey Maguire have a new movie in the works, and its subject is something animal advocates can relate to. The celebrities plan to collaborate and produce a film focused on animal trafficking. While the movie industry has been criticized for using live animals in films, this motion picture could discourage producers from continuing to do so and alert the public of the harsh but true realities animals suffer through around the world. Even more, the project could be just the thing to stop poaching in its tracks by raising enough awareness on the issue. Read on to learn more about the upcoming film and how the actors are using their celebrity power to denounce animal cruelty. — Global Animal

Baby Kangaroo Gets Neck Massage

(ANIMAL VIDEO) We found the spot! This baby kangaroo is getting a little extra love and attention! — Global Animal