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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Anne Hathaway Takes A Step For Vegan-Kind

(CELEBRITY) Anne Hathaway, Oscar-winning actress for her role in Les Miserables, took a step in the right direction for Oscar fashion at Sunday's award show. The starlet wore a pair of vegan shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti. On the red carpet, she even made a comment to Ryan Seacrest calling her success "the cherry on top of a wonderful, wonderful dish of vegan ice cream." You go, Anne! Read on to learn who designed the rest of her vegan shoe collection and how much a pair like Anne's may cost. — Global Animal

Lawmakers Roar To Save King Of The Jungle

(POLITICS) Last month, politicians took action toward finalizing the much needed preservation of big cats in Africa. A bipartisan group of 44 members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service urging them to preserve the African lion under the Endangered Species Act. It's about time Washington finally decided to step in and help, because in the past 30 years alone, the population of Africa's lions has been essentially cut in half due to an importation of lion "trophies," such as lion skins and their parts, with the United States as a the clear leader in importation. Read on and learn more on what lawmakers are doing to help protect this declining species. — Global Animal

New Owl Species Identified In Indonesia

(ANIMAL DISCOVERY) Researchers on the lookout for a nocturnal bird in Indonesia have accidentally stumbled upon a new owl species believed to exist nowhere else in the world. Unique to the island of Lombok, the Rinjani Scops owl was first identified in 2003 but the discovery was not published for 10 years due to the large amount of work needed to verify the finding. Read on to learn more about the endemic species and its distinct whistling song. — Global Animal

Morrissey Goes Meatless At Staples Center (UPDATE)

(CELEBRITY) UPDATE: Contrary to earlier reports, Morrissey's March concert at the Staples Center will be offering meat options to non-vegetarian patrons. The Los Angeles venue released a statement disputing Morrissey’s statement last Tuesday that his concert will only provide meatless options. “As we have done in the past, we are happy to create a menu with a greater variety of vegetarian items for our guests who prefer these types of options. We respect Morrissey’s lifestyle and his concern for the wishes of so many of his fans and are happy that we are able to honor his requests in this manner," Staples Center officials said in a statement. "As Staples Center has previously coordinated on behalf of artists who have played the building, including Sir Paul MCCartney, all backstage catering will be 100 per cent meatless throughout the evening." So, to cut a long story short, only backstage dishes will be purely vegetarian. But the good news is there will be an abundance of meat-free food concessions including vegan sloppy Joes, vegan sushi, as well as hummus and pita bread. — Global Animal

Dog Retrieves Mail

(ANIMAL VIDEO) For this mail man, the best part of his day comes when he delivers mail to the home of a helpful golden retriever. — Global Animal

Eco-Friendly Stars Attend Green Pre-Oscar Party

 (CELEBRITY) This past Wednesday, some of tinsel town's most "green-minded celebrities" gathered at The Avalon in Hollywood for Global Green USA's 10th annual Pre-Oscar party to help raise global awareness for more efficient climate solutions. The event was graced with appearances by stars such as Helen Hunt, Orlando Bloom, Dylan McDermott, Ed O'Neill, Sophia Bush, Emmy Rossum, and also featured a performance by animal-lover and seven-time Grammy-winner Willie Nelson. Read on to learn more about the successful fundraiser. — Global Animal

The Scottie Pinwheel

(ANIMAL VIDEO) In the human world, these scotties could have a long and successful career as a synchronized dance crew. — Global Animal

Academy Award Nominee Drowns For Fish (VIDEO)

(OCEANS) In a controversial new PETA commercial, award-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix puts himself into the position of the 1 trillion fish who are killed each year by the fish industry. In the video, shot by famous shark photographer Michael Muller, Phoenix narrates, "In water humans drown, just as fish suffocate on land. It's slow, and painful, and frighting." The Master star carries out possibly one of the scariest parts of his career as he desperately trashes underwater, each failed breath further filling his lungs with water. The ad brings awareness to the fact that we often choose to separate fish from land animals simply because they're different. Read on to learn more about this initiative and view the video for yourself. — Global Animal

Dave Thomas Gets Buzz Lightyear Back

(TOUCHING TALE) Dave Thomas, a San Bernardino man, was jailed for missing a court appearance, which led to his dog being impounded. The two-year-old pit bull mix, Buzz Lightyear, was taken to the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, where it would cost Thomas $400 to get his canine companion back. Thomas, unfortunately, did not have the money and sat with his beloved bowwow while pouring water into his bowl. Luckily, this was all caught on camera by animal lover Maria Sanchez. Read on to learn how this captured moment brought Buzz back. — Global Animal

The Perfect Vegan Oscar Party Menu

(VEGAN) This Sunday, everyone will be tuning in to watch the 85th Academy Awards. Want to make a party out of it? Read more for the perfect vegan party menu that is definitely Oscar-worthy. -Global Animal

Ultimate Cat Babysitter

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Comisky the cat is the ultimate baby sitter. — Global Animal

Naomie Harris Goes Green At The Oscars

(CELEBRITY) This year, the Oscars are going green! Well, at least one actress will be. Naomie Harris, known for her roles in Skyfall and Pirates of the Caribbean, is expected to wear an eco-friendly dress at the 85th Academy Awards. The dress was specially designed by the winner of the Red Carpet Green Dress challenge. Read more about this year's winning designer and what his environmentally-friendly masterpiece will entail. — Global Animal

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus Leucocephalus, adult female head study, Gauntlet Raptor Centre, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. (Photo by: UIG via Getty Images)

Animal Activists Initiate Lead Bullet Ban

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Hunting with lead ammunition might soon be a thing of the past in the state of California. Three animal organizations are gearing up to push a bill that would put a statewide ban on using lead ammunition during hunting. Although a partial ban is already in place it looks like a change is necessary since lead ammunition is still causing the endangered California condor, bald eagle, and other birds to die from lead poisoning after consuming animals shot by hunters. Animal advocates are proposing that a switch be made to copper bullets, which are more environmentally-friendly. Unfortunately, the NRA is resistant to this plan. Read on to find out why it's essential to make this change in order to save these majestic birds. — Global Animal

Owl Survives 140-Mile Road Trip

(ANIMAL RESCUE) A great horned owl managed to avoid becoming roadkill after being wedged between an SUV's front grille and radiator in a 140-mile overnight road trip. The ordeal began when Sonji Coney-Williams was driving her Ford SUV along Florida's Turnpike between her Central Florida home and South Florida with plans to visit her son. She noticed the bird standing in the middle of the dark road near Yeehaw Junction and initially believed it was a buzzard. Read on to learn more about this lucky bird's miraculous tale of survival. — Global Animal