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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cat Politely Asks For Attention

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Someone was clearly taught proper manners as a kitten. — Global Animal

Horse Meat Scandal Persists

(FACTORY FARMING) BRITAIN — So the European horse meat scandal continues. The Tesco supermarket chain, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, acknowledged that its beef lasagna contained 60 percent horse meat. British regulators have been accused of not acting quickly enough on these matters, and before this scandal broke, had not actually tested for horse meat in food products in approximately 10 years. Read on to learn more about this public embarrassment. — Global Animal

How To Avoid A Broken Heart This Valentine’s Day

(VEGETARIAN) PETA is at it once again with it's famous, eye-catching bilboards. And to celebrate this year's Valentine's Day, PETA is setting up digital billboards in two different locations in Montgomery, Alabama—a state with one of the highest rates of heart disease in the U.S. The ad informs viewers, "Vegetarians have 32% fewer broken hearts," and urges, "Fight Heart Disease: Break Up With Meat." Read on to learn more about the benefits of cutting meat, dairy, and eggs out of your diet—both for your heart and your love life. — Global Animal

Valentine’s Day: Every Pet’s Favorite Holiday

(PETS) Valentine’s Day is all about love, including love for pets. This February 14th, pet guardians are estimated to spend more than $46 million on their animal companions. Read on to learn about this new tradition and how everyone can have a pet Valentine this year. — Global Animal

Chameleon Sneaks Past Baby

(ANIMAL VIDEO) If he moves verrrry slowly maybe no one will notice! — Global Animal

Pope Benedict XVI’s Compassion For Animals

(ACTIVISM) Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world on Monday with his news of resignation "because of advanced age." In the past, Pope Benedict XVI has passionately spoken against the abuse of all beings, specifically farm animals. Compassion for animals was also a significant concern of the late Pope John Paul II, and will hopefully be a prominent issue for the future head of the Catholic Church. Read on to learn more about Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II's viewpoints on this important subject matter. — Global Animal

Tonik, The Dog With A Human Face

(LIFE WITH PETS) Many have seen a photo of this one-of-a-kind canine circulating the Internet this past week, and wondered: "Is he part human?" But contrary to speculation, the image features a two-year-old, poodle-Shih Tzu mix named Tonik, whose soulful expression has taken the World Wide Web by storm. The person-faced pup was recently saved from a kill shelter in Kentucky and brought to the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group, an animal welfare agency in Mishawaka, Indiana, where he is now ready for immediate adoption. Read on to learn more about the dog with the "eerily human-like face." — Global Animal

Wolverines In Danger

(ENDANGERED SPECIES) The wolverine, in spite of Hugh Jackman's fierce interpretation, resembles a small bear with a bushy tail. They tend to live in remote and inhospitable places away from human populations. In the early 20th century, wolverines were nearly eliminated from the contiguous United States due to a broad-scale predator trapping and poisoning programs. They have made a remarkable recovery since that time, however, climate warming over the next century is likely to reduce wolverine habitat. This likelihood is so high that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is proposing that Federal and State agencies take action by recommending that wolverines be listed as a threatened species. This will protect the wolverine from extinction by increasing its ability to persist regardless of climate change. Read on to learn more about the steps being taken to save this culturally significant animal from possible endangerment. — Global Animal

Cat Intently Watches Hockey

(ANIMAL VIDEO) This little kitty is definitely one of the guys. — Global Animal

Rescue Cat Can Now Pass Go

(CULTURE) A rescue cat is now the newest addition to the Monopoly game-piece family. Hasbro held a vote on Facebook, where Monopoly has more than 10 million fans, allowing enthusiasts of the game to decide which token to add and which token to toss. In the final hours of the contest, the wheelbarrow, shoe and iron were the three favorites for elimination. Read on about this exclusive contest as well as the public's response. — Global Animal

“Silence of the Lambs” Breeders Shut Down

(DOG BREEDERS) The American Kennel Club's (AKC) reputability has been in question for quite some time now. Last year, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released a report accusing the AKC of allowing big commercial breeders to pass inspection even when their animals are kept in horrendous conditions like those found at puppy mills. Now, a Washington state couple—described as "seemingly the perfect people for raising and selling purebreds"—have been charged with animal cruelty after their premises were raided for raising their dogs in unbearable conditions. Despite living conditions that have been compared to a scene from Silence of the Lambs, the breeders were shockingly AKC registered and approved. The AKC is an organization that is supposed to protect dogs, but continuously fails to do its job. It's time the AKC steps up and stops letting animal cruelty go unnoticed. Read on for more on the shocking news. — Global Animal

Japanese Flying Squid Faster Than Usain Bolt

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...a Japanese flying squid? Scientists have now proposed an explanation for the frequent sightings of a certain type of Japanese squid "flying" over the ocean's surface. In fact, this squid can race through the air at speeds faster than Olympic sprinter, Usain Bolt. Read more about this unique phenomenon and how these cephalopods become airborne. — Global Animal

New Bill Forces Animal Abusers to Pay

(ANIMAL LAWS) Oftentimes it seems like animal abusers don't suffer any consequences for their actions. But the state of Pennsylvania is making sure that those who mistreat animals pay an actual price. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill titled HB 82 which declares that the cost of seized animals will be provided for by those they were taken away from. This should be a great relief to animal rescues and shelters who, up until now, had to pay great sums of money from their own funds to care for seized animals. Hopefully other states will follow. Read on to find out more details about this important new bill. — Global Animal

Dogs React To Winter Storm ‘Nemo’ (GALLERY)

(DOG PICTURES) Residents across the Northeastern U.S. are pulling out their shovels as they prepare to plow through the heaps of snow left behind by Winter Storm "Nemo" this past weekend. With snowfall reaching as high as three feet in some states, the violent blizzard has caused multiple deaths and left over 300,000 homes without power. Thousands of flights were cancelled, kids stayed home from school, and of course, the cameras came out. Take a look at these great photos of dogs reacting to the snow provided by the Huffington Post, and to learn how to protect your pets from harsh winter weather, check out our pet emergency plan. — Global Animal