Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pop Singer Ricky Martin’s New Diet

(CELEBRITY) Pop star Ricky Martin recently informed all his Twitter followers about an important change in his diet. Martin told his fans that he has been a vegetarian for seven weeks now, and reported that he feels "amazing." The "Livin' la Vida Loca" singer completely cut red meat, chicken, and fish out of his diet. He also posted a picture of his current more compassionate diet, consisting of mango chutney. Read on to find out more about Martin's healthy lifestyle. — Global Animal


Cat With A Shoe Fetish

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Cat flip flops with a flip flop. — Global Animal

Uggie The Spokesdog Barks For Fellow Rescues

(FAMOUS DOGS) Uggie has just booked a new gig with the Humane Society of the United States. The adorable canine, who retired from the movie industry last year, is the new spokesdog for the Pets of Valor Award, which honors rescue dogs and cats for their random acts of heroism. Read more about this frisky fido and his response to his new spokesdog position. — Global Animal

Morrissey Calls Out Duck Dynasty

(CELEBRITY) Morrissey is standing up for animal rights yet again. The British singer recently made headlines when he declared his Staples show is going to be vegan. Now, the Smiths ex-frontman released a statement announcing that he canceled his Jimmy Kimmel appearance because he refuses to be on the same show as the cast of the show, "Duck Dynasty." The controversial singer called the Robertson family "animal serial killers." It's great to see a celebrity that always chooses animal rights over their career. Read on for Morrissey's full statement. — Global Animal

Protest The Cruelest Show On Earth (SCHEDULE BY CITY): UPDATE

(CIRCUS PROTEST) For the rest of the year, filthy, poorly ventilated boxcars with the logo "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus" will tour the country carrying creatures of the wild in chains and cages. Elephants, monkeys, big cats, and other circus animals will be forced to travel for an average of more than 26 hours—and as long as 60 to 100 hours, all in the name of "entertainment."  Here's how you can join the circus protest and find great information on how to get involved. — Global Animal

It's important to avoid feeding your dog table scraps. Photo Credit: Don Mason, Corbis

Help Is Here For Hungry Pets

(PET CARE) Pet Food Stamps, a New York-based nonprofit, provides free monthly home delivery of pet food to help families in need. In a mere two weeks, more than 45,000 pets have already been signed up for the public assistance program. The organization aims to help low-income families feed their pets, so guardians will not have to resort to giving up their beloved companions to shelters. Read on to learn more about this new beneficial program and how you can help. — Global Animal

Protesters Unite Against Cole Brothers Circus

(ANIMAL ABUSE) Cole Bros., a well-known traveling circus, has been repeatedly cited and fined for failing to meet “minimum standards of care and treatment” for their animals used in exhibition, as established by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Numerous citations were issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for failure to give veterinary care to animals and for failure to provide sufficient space for the animals. Read more to learn about Cole Bros. Circus' history of animal abuse and how the public is taking action. — Global Animal

Oldest Living Molecules Uncovered

(SCIENCE) Can you name anything that is hundreds of millions of years old and is still alive? Scientists can. Crinoids, which are spindly sea creatures, have molecules that function as defensive toxins and pigments called quinones. Scientists have discovered 'living' quinone-like molecules salvaged from 350-million-year-old crinoid remains. These findings help disprove the prior consensus that complex organic molecules cannot survive fossilization. Read more about this astonishing uncovering and what it means for the future of science. — Global Animal

Baguette Bandit

(ANIMAL VIDEO) This dog loves baguettes, but it looks like she needs a better strategy! — Global Animal

Life of Pi: Animal Friendly Or Not?

(ANIMAL ACTORS) Ang Lee's successful 3D adventure film, Life of Pi, was nominated in eleven categories at the 85th Academy Awards and won more than any other film, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score. Earning $583 million worldwide, the international hit chronicles the story of a boy who survives a shipwreck, only to be stranded on a boat with a Bengali Tiger. But as always, when it comes to movies involving real animals, concerns of safety come into question. Although the movie's main animal character, Richard Parker, is mostly CGI, four live tigers were used to film single shots. Read on to find out why more movies should use CGI instead of real animal actors. — Global Animal

Animal Lovers Griffith & Banderas Adopt

(CELEBRITY PETS) After the passing of their two dogs roughly three weeks ago, Academy Award winner Melanie Griffith and her husband, actor Antonio Banderas, sought to honor the late pups by opening their home to two rescue dogs from one of their favorite Los Angeles-based shelters. The couple adopted two Shepherd/Labrador-mixed siblings—a brother and a sister—from the Ace of Hearts shelter in Beverly Hills, which is dedicated to rescuing dogs the day they are to be euthanized from various Los Angeles shelters. Griffith and Banderas appear to have a history with the organizationand are strong supporters of adopting rescue pets. Read on to learn more about the couple's passion for compassion and other adoption advocates. — Global Animal

And The ‘Pawscar’ Goes To… (VIDEO)

(ANIMAL ACTORS) With established filmmaking guidelines, detailed production reviews, certified safety representatives and more, the American Humane Association (AHA) works to oversee the well-being of film and television animals on set. In true Academy fashion, the AHA recognizes the best animal performances in movies by presenting the 'Pawscars.' The categories include best human/animal bond and best animal in a leading role. Read more to learn who won what, and check out the video of the AHA 2013 'Pawscars.' — Global Animal

PETA Applauds Top Skincare Brand

(ANIMAL TESTING) Unlike Mary Kay, Avon, and Estée Lauder, top skincare company Pangea Organics has proven its compassion for animals by staying cruelty-free since 2006. Like NYX, Urban Decay, and Paul Mitchell, Pangea Organics boldly dropped out of business with the Chinese market after discovering cruel animal testing requirements such as dripping poison into the eyes of rabbits and force-feeding mice. In staying true to their commitment, Pangea Organics provides a positive example in how ethical companies illustrate compassion over profits. Read on for more information regarding Pangea Organics and PETA's gratitude. Also, make sure to check out our list of companies that don't test on animals. — Global Animal

Cup O’ Kitten

(ANIMAL VIDEO) "Waiter, I'll also have a glass of kitten please." — Global Animal