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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Moles Have Stereo Smell?

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) Stereo smelling means that each nostril can pick up different odors, all while the brain recognizes those differences. Most mammals, including humans, have stereo vision and hearing, but the mole is the first mammal discovered to have stereo smelling. This discovery could mean that other mammals may posses this same trait. Read on to learn more about this exciting new discovery. — Global Animal.

Alaska Oil & Gas Hunt Endangers Marine Mammals

(POLITICS) WASHINGTON DC — This week, Friends of Animals and WildEarth Guardians are teaming up to challenge a proposal that would allow Alaskan oil companies to harm marine mammals around prospecting sights. The amended Marine Mammal Protection Act allows for the harming of marine mammals if determined to have a "negligible impact." This revision can have a serious impact on marine mammals and their ecosystems. Read more to learn about this law loophole and what it means for endangered wildlife. — Global Animal

Ferocious Kitten Attacks Potato

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Ginger the kitten accepts her latest challenge: a potato. — Global Animal

Elephants Spill Onto Highway Following Accident

(ANIMAL NEWS) Three elephants belonging to Hanneford Circus were spilled onto the highway after their trailer slid off the road along Interstate 70 in Indiana last week. Animal Defenders International (ADI) has spoken to the circus as well as the local Humane Officer requesting that the elephants receive a veterinary check-up to ensure that there are no injuries. Unfortunately, this is the third potentially fatal accident to occur within the past few months. Read on to learn more about the incident as well as ADI's efforts to help protect performing elephants. — Global Animal

Sperm Whales Adopt Deformed Dolphin

(OCEANS) Researchers were astonished to stumble upon a most unusual discovery near the Azores in the North Atlantic Ocean after witnessing a pod of sperm whales hanging out with a deformed bottlenose dolphin calf over a period of eight days in 2011. The lone dolphin calf had a rare spinal curvature that may have made the animal unable to keep up with other dolphins. Read on to learn more about this odd animal friendship. — Global Animal

Super Bowl Ads Scored Big For Chimpanzees

(CULTURE) This year's Superbowl was full of surprises. With a power outage, a Destiny's Child reunion, and a questionable last-minute call, viewers were definitely kept on the edge of their seat. But no surprise to PETA was the humane direction taken by this year's spread of commercials. This was the first Super Bowl since all of the top 10 advertising agencies in the U.S. agreed never to use great apes in their ads. As expected, not one of this year's ads (most importantly CareerBuilder) featured chimpanzees or other great apes, and many ads used CGI to portray other animals. Read on to learn about how advertisers are finally utilizing kindness rather than relying on live animals for cheap laughs." — Global Animal

Dog Snuggles With Chick

(ANIMAL VIDEO) These two make the best of friends! — Global Animal

EU Bans All Cosmetic Animal Testing

(ANIMAL TESTING) After decades of lobbying from animal rights groups, particularly the European Coalition to End Animal Experiments, it was recently announced that that European Union is permanently banning the the import and sale of any animal-tested cosmetic products including ingredients. The ban will take effect as of March 11 and applies to all cosmetics including toiletries and beauty products from soap to toothpaste. Read on to learn more about this victory and help support the activist group's next goal to put an end to animals used in scientific experiments. Also, make sure to check out our recently updated list of companies that don't test on animals. — Global Animal

Vanity Fair Magazine Not So Fair After All

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Animal Defenders International (ADI) recently helped cancel elephant rides for the Upland Lemon Festival after the city's council witnessed ADI's undercover video footage of the savage training techniques used by the notorious elephant rental company, Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT). Now Vanity Fair magazine has used one of  HTWT's abused elephants, Tai—the same elephant used in the 2011 film, Water for Elephants—for a photo shoot featuring Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks, and Bradley Cooper among others. Gary Johnson, the trainer who is seen on the undercover video beating Tai, was also present at the photo shoot. Read on to find out more details and let Vanity Fair know that you don't support elephant abuse. — Global Animal

Foul Play Suspected In Elephant Deaths

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Last week, Malaysian authorities released information regarding 10 Borneo pygymy elephants who were found dead in the Gunung Rara Forest Reserve. Now, three more dead elephants have been discovered in Sabah, Malaysia, raising the total death count to 13. Police are looking into the possibility that the elephants were poisoned. This is a catastrophic number because only about 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants still exist. Read on to find out what happened to this massacre's only survivor. — Global Animal

Dog Walks A Horse

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Dog vs. Horse. Who is stronger? — Global Animal

Luna Loves The Fridge

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Silly pooch, you're not food! — Global Animal

Puppy Bowl 2013: The Cutest Game Of The Year

(PUPPIES) While NFL lovers eagerly await the fast-approaching Super Bowl XLVII with the Baltimore Ravens versus the San Francisco 49ers, puppy enthusiasts across the nation will be tuning in to watch the most adorable football game around, Puppy Bowl IX. This year's Puppy Bowl lineup was revealed this week, featuring 27 dogs including a Puerto Rican Sato named Butterscotch and a wild-haired Yorkshire Terrier named Daisy. Read on to learn more about the cutefest and take our poll! — Global Animal

Lemon Festival Cancels Elephant Rides

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Animal Defenders International (ADI) has pulled off yet another victory for animals! Thanks to ADI, the Upland City Council has decided to cancel the elephant rides booked for the Upland Lemon Festival after the animal rights organization showed the council undercover videos of the awful training techniques used by Have Trunk Will Travel trainers. Read on to find out what the ADI has to say about the situation. — Global Animal