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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The loggerhead sea turtle is just one of the animals benefiting from military assistance. Photo Credit: National Marine Life Center

Government Shutdown Shuns Sea Turtles

(OCEANS/SEA TURTLES) FLORIDA — Florida’s endangered sea turtle populations are starting to find out the recent government shutdown isn’t species specific. Among the number of important federal initiates dwindling at the hands of the United States Government, two of Florida’s national parks are on the verge of closing. The Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park are at the forefront of sea turtle conservation in the state and generate an abundance of tourism. Continue reading to learn exactly how much the shutdown harms the threatened species. — Global Animal

U.S. Government Shutdown: Critter Consequences

(ANIMAL WELFARE) The American government shutdown has everyone talking and opinions on the legislative impasse are limitless. But there is also some buzz surrounding the shutdown's effect on animals. From the suspension of the panda cam at the National Zoo to the closure of national parks and wildlife refuges, the shutdown has affected government employees as well as animals in their care. Thankfully, most animals will still be cared for at zoos and monitored in the wild by some remaining Fish and Wildlife Service employees. Read on for more on the government shutdown's impact on animals.  — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: My Farmers Market Adventure

(GREEN/COMPASSIONATE LIVING) This week I ventured into the world of farmers markets. It's not that I've never been to one before, but it was usually someone else's idea and I probably didn't leave with much. This time I had a mission: to buy all of the vegetables and fruits I'd need for the week. I know you can get other items, but I was starting slowly. — Global Animal

Doggie Fat Camps On The Rise

(PETS/DOGS) Obesity is an issue affecting many Americans these days and it appears dogs are no exception. Over half of dogs in the U.S. are overweight and are therefore subject to the same diseases that affect overweight and obese humans, including diabetes and high blood pressure. As with humans, it is not enough to simply change one's diet but an increase in exercise is also necessary to shed the pounds. Exercise spas and fitness programs are sprouting up around the country to tackle the problem but experts say it is key for pet parents to provide their dogs with healthy meals and daily exercise to maintain a healthy weight. Read the full article at the link below for more on doggie weight management. — Global Animal

Apartments Size Up Service Pets

(SERVICE DOGS/WORKING ANIMALS) NEW YORK — Service dogs and other service pets are on the rise in New York City, and some are concerned with the possibility of fraudulent claims. Service animals provide assistance for those with physical and mental disabilities and the benefits are boundless for those who need them. While some worry those with service pets are taking advantage of disability laws by acquiring them under false pretenses, others suggest the genuine need for these pets should override concerns for fraud. Part of the solution could be a call for apartments to move away from no-pet policies and towards addressing the specific issues involved with having dogs and pets on the premises. Pet parents with service animals or regular pets should be responsible for them, including house training—one of the top complaints from other tenants and apartment management. Read the full article at the New York Times link below for more on the debate surrounding service animals. — Global Animal

Saxophonist Lures Cows

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Apparently even cows appreciate a good sax solo. These farm friends are mighty curious and seem to appreciate this sweet slow jam. Nothing like a little moo-sic to get your day started! — Global Animal

About Dog Breeds: Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever About Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. There are two types of Labrador Retrievers—English and American....

About Dog Breeds: Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound About Afghan Hounds are some of the oldest breeds known to man. They are tall and slender with long refined heads and silks coats....

Zooey Deschanel’s Adorable Adoption Story

(CELEBRITY PETS) Actress and singer Zooey Deschanel recently visited "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and shared the wonderful story of how she adopted her two pups Dot and Zelda. Deschanel explained how, when Dot was being pulled from another shelter to come to Bill Foundation, a dog rescue in Los Angeles, Zelda was discovered shivering and alone in another cage. The "New Girl" star explains that once the two dogs saw each other, “it was like sisters reuniting." Read on for details on this lovely adoption story and be sure to watch the video below! — Global Animal

About Dog Breeds: Basset Hound

Basset Hound About Basset Hounds are typically short, stocky, and heavy. They are known for their large, floppy ears that hang almost to the ground. They...

Celebrities Celebrate “Lion Ark” World Premiere

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Plans for the upcoming documentary, "Lion Ark," began circulating the web a few months ago, and it seems that the time has finally come for the film to grace the silver screen! Completed in early June, the world premier is set to take place today, October 1, at the Raindance Film Festival. Filmed in a post-circus Bolivian world, "Lion Ark" follows the efforts of several activists as they transport abused, illegally retained, circus lions to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. Read on to learn more about the film's world premiere and check out the trailer for yourself! — Global Animal

Dog Befriends Boy With Down Syndrome

(ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch Himalaya the dog as she befriends Hernán, a young boy from Buenos Aires, Argentina who has Down Syndrome. Himalaya is so gentle and loving. Their friendship is such a wonderful thing to see! — Global Animal