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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pug Hops Upstairs

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Clearly this is becoming a pug phenomenon. Check out this other adorable pug bouncing up the stairs! — Global Animal

Buck, The Dog Left To Die, Survives

(TOUCHING TALES) The heartbreaking story of Buck, the dog shot in the face and left to die in a garbage bag tied to a post, seems to be finally turning in a positive direction. Thanks to a Facebook campaign that brought in thousands in donations, Tami Augustyn, who rescued the dog, is now able to pay Buck's expensive vet bills. Read on to find out how social media helped save Buck's life. — Global Animal

Woody Harrelson Chooses Faux In New Anti-Fur Video

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) In an innovative new anti-fur video The Humane Society of the United States teams up with Woody Harrelson to cleverly persuade viewers of why they should choose faux instead of real fur. The video, narrated by Harrelson, is perfect for those who are squeamish or who can't bear to watch animal suffering, as it uses a prop instead of real graphic footage. But even without the gory details the video conveys the cruelty and irrationality of the fur trade very clearly. Read on to see the cool video. — Global Animal

How To Catch A Tail

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Cat Vs. Tail: The ultimate battle! — Global Animal

Shark Fin Shops Try To Hide Their Trade

(ANIMAL NEWS) Shark fin traders have taken to the rooftops of Hong Kong to sun dry their product in an effort to avoid the opinions of the uneasy street public below, according to new photos taken by environmental campaigner Gary Stokes. But is the public scrutiny of tourists and locals the real reason these traders have made the move from the street to the roof? Despite the disbelief of the president of the Hong Kong Sharks Fin Trade Merchants Association, Stokes believes this to be true, as Hong Kong citizens have shown a decrease in their approval of this delicacy. Each year, around 75 million sharks are killed solely for their fins. Read more about this inhumane act and give us your opinion on why these traders have chosen to retreat to the rooftops in the comment section below. — Global Animal

Miley Cyrus Adopts New Rescue Pup

(CELEBRITY PETS) Meet Bean, Miley Cyrus' newest addition to her puppy pack. The 20-year-old pop star broke the news on Twitter that she has adopted an adorable Chihuahua mix from Spot!, a local animal shelter in Los Angeles. Since announcing the latest member of her family, the singer and actress has been blowing up her social media accounts with adorable pics of her new little puppy. Miley has repeatedly proven that she's a devoted animal lover and a consistent helping hand to animals without a home. We applaud the singer for her humane actions and are happy to see that she is inspiring others to do the same. — Global Animal

Please Don’t Feed The Dolphins

(DOLPHINS) Last month, after an eight-year-old was accidentally bitten by a dolphin at the Dolphin Cove exhibit at SeaWorld Orlando, the girl expressed how dolphins still remain her favorite animal and how she was actually more concerned about the dolphin's health and safety after swallowing a small paper plate she had been holding. However, Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, explains how captive dolphins undergo far more serious physical and emotional distress, while urging parents to consider the lifetime of suffering these animals endure for a few minutes of family entertainment. Excerpts used with author's permission. — Global Animal

Cat Cafes: Drink Coffee Alongside 20 Cats

(CAT CAFE) LONDON — Entrepreneur and cat lover Lauren Pears is currently raising money to open the metropolis' first cat cafe. The idea for this animal lover's paradise first came to fruition five years ago in Japan. In the world's third most populous city, many apartment renters are not allowed animal companions in their home. Seeing the demand for unrequited feline love, Cat Times Cafe owner founded the establishment to provide cat enthusiasts with a place of fuzzy refuge. Continue reading to learn more about the newest trending hangouts. — Global Animal

A Very Clever Crow

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch this talented crow untie shoe laces! — Global Animal

Los Angeles Named PETA’s City Of The Year

(COMPASSIONATE LIVING) In a state that PETA describes as "a trailblazer for animal-friendly legislation," Los Angeles has raised the bar this past year with major accomplishments such as an overall ban on pet sales and a potential ban on the use of wild and exotic animals in circuses. Given the city's numerous outstanding advances, PETA has named the compassionate destination their 2012 City of the Year. Read on to learn more about the city's commendable successes in animal activism. — Global Animal

Headless Goat & Roosters: Victims Of Religion?

(CULTURE) Miami's South Beach residents were in for a scary surprise when a blue bag containing decapitated roosters and a goat was found floating by  luxury condos. The security guard who spotted the bag called Richard Couto, an animal activist and investigator, to look into the bizarre incident. Couto concluded that the animals are most likely victims of Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion popularized in Cuba and brought to Florida by immigrants, which oftentimes involves animal sacrifice. Read on to find out more about this cruel practice. — Global Animal

Los Angeles BarkWorks Shuts Down

(ACTIVISM) LOS ANGELES — "It is very rewarding to see the hard work of so many people who love animals pay off," said Jennifer Peterson in an interview. After two years of her personal campaign and many protests of five or less dedicated persons, Jennifer has managed to lead the closure of one of BarkWorks' biggest facilities. In business since 1972, the alleged puppy mill storefront chain has shut its doors in the Westside Pavilion. Continue reading to learn how compassionate people managed to shut down this corporate animal welfare violator. — Global Animal 

Animal History Museum Features Global Animal

(ANIMAL NEWS) Global Animal is happy to announce that we have teamed up with the Animal History Museum and joined their ever-growing online library! The Animal History Museum is the first museum dedicated to understanding and celebrating the relationship between both humans and animals. Its purpose is to serve and educate the public through the creation of a museum in Los Angeles County, California, for the collection, preservation and exploration of the history, culture, science and law relating to the relationship between human and non-human animals; by presenting exhibitions, lectures and other activities that are consistent with, and supportive of, the museum’s educational goals and purpose. Read on to learn more about the educational online library. — Global Animal

The Kitten & The Pug

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Uninterested pug is uninterested. — Global Animal