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Monthly Archives: September 2013

About Dog Breeds: Collie

Collie About The Collie is a highly intelligent, large, lean, and strong dog. Their heads are wedge-shaped and their muzzles are rounded, tapering to the black...

About Dog Breeds: Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested About Despite being the most popular of the hairless breeds, the Chinese Crested is still a rare breed. There are two distinct varieties of the...

About Dog Breeds: Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever  About The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds known today.  They are typically sturdy, medium-large sized dogs. Their heads are broad and...

About Dog Breeds: Newfoundland

Newfoundland  About Newfoundland's are strong, massive dogs, but are truly gentle giants. Their heads are broad and heavy with a slightly arched crown. The neck and...

‘Star Wars’ Antelope Leaps Away From Extinction!

(ENDANGERED ANIMALS/WILDLIFE) The saiga antelope is a unique creature only found on the arid grasslands (steppes) of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. Their flat faces and unique noses make the species distinct within the antelope family. After all, who can deny the intriguing appearance of these adorable creatures who look like they come from another planet! In 2002, the saiga were red-listed by the IUCN as critically endangered. Good news has graced the saiga saga as recent numbers highlight successes in terms of this antelope population. Due to conservation efforts, poaching has vastly declined and the animals have returned to a Kazakhstan wildlife reserve. Read on to discover more about the idyllic saiga and their age-old history. — Global Animal

About Dog Breeds: Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard  About Saint Bernards are large and muscular dogs. Their famous features include a powerful head and a broad nose. Their coat can be short...

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Eat Your Vegetables!

(GREEN/COMPASSIONATE LIVING) Eat your vegetables! This is something I heard a lot as a kid, just as I'm sure you did. Who can blame us? Kids just don't like vegetables. However as we grow-up our taste buds are supposed to mature so that we now enjoy and even crave them. I think my taste buds never quite made it through puberty. As I mentioned before, it's not that I hate vegetables, I just never really want them. At the same point, I know now is the time to start taking better care of myself. Let's face it, I'm not getting any younger! Read on for some great ideas on how to incorporate more veggies in your diet! — Global Animal

Whales still get hit despite ship speed regulations and observation systems. Photo Credit: Discovery

Ear Wax Tells Whale’s Tale

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL SCIENCE) The endangered blue whale's ear wax could be the key to saving the beloved species. Scientists from Texas have analyzed a 10-foot-long earplug retrieved from a blue whale who passed away due to a collision with a ship off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in 2007. Like a tree's rings, the ear wax documents the changing levels of hormones within the creature as well as exterior pollutants. It provides researchers with a window into the chemical content of the ocean, hopefully revealing the cause behind the the vast decline of several marine species. With more research, ear wax investigation has the potential to offer substantial hope for whales by unearthing the effects humans have on marine life. Issues like heavy ship traffic and human noise has potentially caused an increase in whale stress levels. Read on to learn the details behind this groundbreaking discovery. — Global Animal

West Hollywood Celebrates As America’s First Fur Free City!

(FASHION/FUR) LOS ANGELES — West Hollywood, California has made history by becoming the first city in the U.S. to officially ban the sale of fur! As of Saturday, September 21st, it is now illegal for businesses in West Hollywood to sell fur, with infractions costing $250 in fines and fees. Supporters of the ban point out that more than 50 million animals are treated inhumanely and then killed for their fur to fuel the fashion industry every year. City officials gathered on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood to celebrate this huge legislative victory over the weekend. For more on the fur ban, read the full press release and visit the associated links below. — Global Animal

Slam-Dunking Cat

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Check out this talented feline dunk the basketball like Michael Jordan over and over again. He's a natural! — Global Animal

DONATE! Help Rescue Animals From Colorado Flooding

(ANIMAL RESCUE) After a week of relentless rains and flooding of historic proportions throughout the state of Colorado, eight people are dead and hundreds have been reported missing. With parts of Colorado hit by up to 15 inches of rainfall, the floods have reportedly destroyed 1,502 residential structures, leaving many people and animals stranded. First responders to the vast water-logged area around the size of Connecticut have reportedly rescued hundreds of dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, and other animals. With places from high schools to churches converting into emergency animal shelters, local humane societies and animal shelters continue to work to reunite families with their beloved pets. Global Animal is collecting donations for these vetted animal rescue organizations working on the ground to help with medical costs for injured animals, boarding and food, as well as helping reunite pets with their guardians in Colorado. Read on to learn more about these rescue organizations and see how you can help! — Global Animal

Does Chipotle’s Latest Ad Adopt A Misleading Message?

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Chipotle's newest ad, "The Scarecrow," is garnering a lot of attention since its release. The video instantaneously went viral and numerous articles and comments have been posted across the World Wide Web to praise Chipotle for its organic methods and anti-factory farming message. However, in an article published on Salon, David Sirota has a different take on the film and Chipotle's advertising practices. Sirota claims there is a hidden vegetarian message within the advertisement that is misleading and hypocritical given that Chipotle serves several types of meat. Read the full article below for more on Sirota's views concerning Chipotle's advertising methods. — Global Animal

Twilight Star’s Purr-fect New Cause For Cats

(CELEBRITY NEWS/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Actor Kellan Lutz is speaking out against declawing cats. The Twilight star has taken to Twitter and is encouraging his followers to watch "The Paw Project," a documentary about the mutilating effects of feline declawing. Many people, animal lovers included, don't realize just how cruel declawing is. It's a surgical procedure where the animal's toes are amputated at the last joint. A portion of the bone—not just the nail—is removed and may even result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other long term complications. Read on to learn more about the cruelty behind declawing and "The Paw Project." — Global Animal

GoogleMaps: Conserving Wildlife From Your Computer

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) While most people use GoogleMaps for finding their friends house or looking at prospective property, has found an innovative way to use the device to observe the wild. iNaturalist lets you discover new species and record them, creating a tracking guide for all living creatures. Not only is it a fun way of trotting the globe, the website also lets you to contribute to conservation efforts globally with just a few clicks. Read on to learn more iNaturalist and their initiative. — Global Animal