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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cornell Borrows Bird Watchers For Sighting Study

(ANIMAL RESEARCH) Researchers at Cornell University are going out of their way to be fair to our feathered friends. The school’s programs allow everyday birdwatchers to take part in their studies by supplying Cornell with information on bird sightings. The data collected can help identify migratory patterns, and other behaviors. Continue reading below to find out what can be accomplished with Cornell’s compiled data. — Global Animal

Cat Sees Dad After Six Months Away

(ANIMAL VIDEO) You know those videos of dogs greeting their parents returning from overseas? Well, this video is nothing like that. — Global Animal

Dog TV: A New Breed Of Television

(PET CARE) Put your paws together for cable's first network just for canines! On August 1st, 2013, Jasmine TV Ltd. will launch the Dog TV network on DirecTV. The 24/7 digital channel aims to comfort and engage dogs when left alone. Dog TV will air dog-friendly programming, which has been scientifically developed to provide the proper company for pooches. Continue reading for more on Dog TV and the positive effects this channel may have on your dog. — Global Animal

Terminally Ill Simpsons Co-Creator Giving Fortune To Charity

(ACTIVISM) Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon has become known throughout Hollywood for his philanthropy, ranking animal rights at the top of his activism list. Since leaving the show in 1993, he founded the Sam Simon Foundation, and has become heavily involved with organizations like PETA, Save the Children, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sadly, the activist was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer five months ago, and given the prognosis of three to six months to live. Simon recently announced he plans to donate nearly all of his Simpsons royalties, which earns him tens of millions every year, to charity. Read his interview with the Hollywood Reporter below to learn how Simon first got involved in animal rights. — Global Animal

Super Cute Fox Footage

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch the adorable footage as a young fox on the side of the road gets up close and personal with a Canadian couples' GoPro. — Global Animal

Rhino Horns Seized In Largest European Bust Ever

(ENDANGERED SPECIES) With more than 500 rhinos poached this year alone, conservationists are growing increasingly concerned after the Czech Republic recently seized 24 illegal white rhino horns. Authorities arrested 16 alleged smugglers with horns valued at nearly $5 million in what's being referred to as the largest illegal animal smuggling bust in Europe. Read on to learn more about the case and see what measures environmentalists are taking to deter poaching. — Global Animal

Animal Laws Every UK Pet Parent Should Know

(PET CARE) Though we hate to say it, dog attacks are an unfortunate reality in many parts of the world. Dog attacks are not only problematic for the victims, but for the animals' companions as well. In places like the United Kingdom, there are a number of important laws in place to protect citizens, but it's also the responsibility of animal caretakers to familiarize themselves with these laws. Read the article below to learn about the controversial Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991—a product of breed discrimination—as well as the Animals Act of 1971. There's no doubt citizens are torn over some of these laws, so we encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below. — Global Animal

Dog Strikes A Pose

(ANIMAL VIDEO) "You lookin' at me?" Maymo might be a little bit obsessed with his reflection. — Global Animal

Dolphin Prison Break: From Pen To Pod

(CAPTIVE DOLPHINS) Sampal, a dolphin kidnapped from her natural environment years ago, has rediscovered freedom. The animal was caught illegally and sold by fishermen to the Pacific Land Aquarium, where she was forced to perform alongside other captive dolphins. Ric O’Barry from the Earth Island Institute’s Dolphin Project said, "These dolphins are being kept in abysmal conditions, with barely enough room to dive in their cramped tank." Sampal not only escaped captivity but was also happily reunited with her family pod. With O'Barry's help, the aquarium decided to give up the other dolphins as well. The dolphins are currently being rehabilitated and are set to be released soon. Read on to learn more about this heartwarming story. — Global Animal

Clever Bird Houses In Brick Shelter City Sparrows

(SKIES) Designer Aaron Dunkerton’s new project may have stylish birds flocking to the cities. The project, Bird Brick, is intended to provide shelter in urban areas for the critically endangered house sparrow of the United Kingdom. The dwelling’s entrance is a circular brick that fits between an array of traditional bricks. Continue reading to learn about the structure’s interior, and how it hopes to help the house sparrow. — Global Animal

Cat Interrupts Pianist For Pets

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Kodi the cat interrupts this skilled pianist to say, "Less practice, more petting!" Maybe he's jealous of the new piano? — Global Animal

America’s Rarest Bird: Bubble Pop-ulation May Burst

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) The Gunnison sage-grouse, also known as the "bubble-pop" bird, is a very unique animal with an even more unique mating ritual. When courting females, the males parade around while wagging their spiky tails and making a popping-like sound as they inflate yellow air sacs that protrude from their white chests. These "bubble-pop" birds were discovered 13 years ago but are teetering on the brink of extinction. Only 5,000 remain in the wild, possibly making the Gunnison sage-grouse the rarest bird in America. Continue reading for more on the "bubble-pop" bird and its dwindling population. — Global Animal

Colorado dairy farm is being investigated for it's cruelty towards calves.

Activists Unite Against Utah Ag-Gag

(FARM) Animal activists have filed a lawsuit trying to overturn ag-gag legislation in Utah which currently makes it illegal to record sights or sounds that expose farming operations. Critics of the policy point out that undercover investigation of factory farms has resulted in a lot of progress with animal welfare issues. It is our constitutional right to know and share information about animals' living conditions and instances of cruelty in the animal food industry. Read on to learn more about the debate revolving around ag-gag legislation in Utah. — Global Animal

Etsy Goes Eco To Protect Endangered Species

(CULTURE) Unlike its competitors, like eBay and Google Shopping, the popular e-commerce website, Etsy, is cracking down on the illegal trade of animal products. On Monday, the website focused on handmade and vintage items announced an update to their Prohibited Items policy which now lists products made from endangered or threatened species. The new policy includes a ban on fur, pelts, ivory, teeth, bones, and taxidermied specimens from animals protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Read on for more details on the new Etsy restrictions. — Global Animal