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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top 10 Favorite Celebrity Pets (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) Celebrities don't only love to pamper themselves, but their pets also get the A-list treatment. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Ryan Gosling are notorious for giving these pets the lives that so many of us will never get to enjoy. These pets have thousands of followers on Twitter and Instagram, and are probably more famous than any of us could ever dream to be. Some of these pets even get to appear on television with their parents (CeeLo Green famously brought his cat Purrfect with him to tapings of NBC's The Voice). Despite the fact these pets live the glamorous life, we love them all. Check out this gallery of our top 10 favorite celebrity pets. — Global Animal

Alpaca Gang Manages To Look Menacing

(ANIMAL VIDEO) This video is better than a personal empowerment workshop. If fluffy alpacas with long eyelashes can look like they mean business, projecting confidence is within reach for us all. Especially when we're accompanied by a dramatic music score. Needless to say, the force is strong with these Star Wars alpacas. — Global Animal

dogs, animal testing, pets, animal cruelty, animal abuse, science, humane society

Deadly Dental Experiment Drills Dogs

(DOGS/ANIMAL TESTING) GEORGIA — An undercover investigation of Georgia Regents University (GRU) exposed shocking truths about the mistreatment of dogs used in their dental experiments. The experiments are largely unnecessary and have little to no purpose. After the dogs have their teeth painfully removed and replaced with dental implants, they are euthanized for a small part of their jaw bone. In the words of James Jensvold, the poor victims are being treated "as little different from a test tube." GRU recently responded to the video with heavy retaliation, claiming the dogs were anesthetized before removal of their teeth and that the research is far from "frivolous" or "unnecessary." Regardless, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed legal complaints against several of the organizations involved. Approximately 65,000 dogs are used for experimental purposes in the U.S. alone. Read the details of the undercover investigation below and take action by signing the petition to stop these shameless dealers. Help prevent defenseless dogs from dying in such frivolous experiments! — Global Animal

PETA Praised For Anti-Animal Testing Campaigns

(ANIMAL TESTING) In a ceremony earlier this month, LUSH, a vegan-friendly cosmetics line, announced the winners for their LUSH Prize, a series of awards given to those organizations and individuals that have promoted the use of non-animal research and advanced the cause against animal testing. This year, PETA won the LUSH Prize for Public Awareness for their anti-animal testing projects. PETA's Laboratory Investigations Department has led many successful campaigns in the last year against animal testing practices including convincing several airlines to stop transporting primates to labs and bringing attention to horrific brain experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Read on for more on the awards and PETA's record of protecting animals from harmful and unncessary experimentation. — Global Animal

Pit Bull Kisses Mom At Naptime

(DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Still recovering from Thanksgiving 2013? This woman is simply trying to sleep off yesterday's Thanksgiving dinner, but this sweet pit bull named Suvi would rather cuddle and kiss her instead. You won't find a love like this anywhere else. — Global Animal

Is Africa’s Iconic Lion In Danger Of Extinction?

(WILDLIFE/LIONS) GoPro has shot a beautiful, eye-opening short film that explores the dynamic relationship between humans and wild animals, specifically lions. Kevin Richardson, a South African animal behaviorist, is seen interacting with two female lions whose lives he saved when they were just cubs. And now Richardson is striving to repeat his feat and save them again with the help of the short film and its goal to create awareness. Read on to learn more about the rapid decline of lions in Africa and to see the  poignant video. — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Gobble, Gobble

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN THANKSGIVING) Lets talk turkey—or in this case, let's not! This week, Elana's Meat-Free Monday gave us lots of delicious vegan recipes for our Thanksgiving Day meal, but for some of us, Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without the turkey. It's part of our holiday tradition—family, good friends, and eating way too much pie, sweet potatoes, stuffing and turkey. But keeping a meat-free holiday in mind, I decided to venture out and find a turkey substitute. And as it turns out, there are quite a few vegan and vegetarian options to choose from: Tofurky, Quorn, Gardein, Vegetarian Plus, and Field Roast. — Global Animal

Bun Bun The Kitten Barks Like A Puppy

(KITTENS/BABY ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Bun Bun the kitten. This 5-week-old Exotic Shorthair cat is a born entertainer. Bun Bun has many talents and is able to bark like a puppy dog and improvise some groovy dance moves. — Global Animal

Kim Basinger Takes A Bite Out Of Dog Dental Experiments

(CELEBRITIES/DOGS) Actress and animal activist Kim Basinger is fighting to stop deadly dental implant experiments being conducted on dogs. No stranger to controversy, Alec Baldwin's ex-wife narrates a short film, produced by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), exposing the horrific treatment dogs are enduring at a Georgia Regents University lab. The shocking new footage from a three-month-long undercover investigation reveals dogs undergoing cruel and painful experiments that are unnecessary and not required by law. To make matters worse, the HSUS documented proof that these dogs are being obtained from Class B dealers, who unscrupulously round-up dogs from "random sources" like auction houses and flea markets despite knowing they frequently traffic stolen family pets. The LA Confidential star isn't just the narrator of the film, but she's also experienced this kind of trauma first-hand. Read below for more on the Oscar-winning actress' tragic story and the HSUS's investigation. Take action by signing the petition to stop these shameless dealers. Help prevent defenseless dogs from dying in such frivolous experiments! — Global Animal

The red wolf is one of the world's most endangered animals.

Two More Red Wolves—Missing Or Dead?

(WOLVES/WILDLIFE) NORTH CAROLINA — The discovery of two more red wolf radio collars in North Carolina are forcing the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to investigate. A total of 12 red wolves have died this year, with more than half of them dying from gunshot wounds. One of the world’s most endangered species, the red wolf is already experiencing difficulty recovering without the added pressures of illegal hunters. Continue reading below to find out how the FWS is taking action against the renegade hunters, and sign the petition to stop spotlight hunting of red wolves and coyotes in North Carolina. — Global Animal

Baby & Beethoven Are A Bundle Of Joy

(DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEO) This toddler named Lila simply can't stop hugging her beloved dog Lucy. Nothing is cuter than a baby girl and a Saint Bernard in a loving embrace! The two of them together makes our day just a little bit brighter. Babies and dogs always seem to go hand in paw, and this certainly looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship. — Global Animal
Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Dana Gould and Brian Griffen on Real Time

Pet Tragedy Strikes On “Family Guy”

(DOGS/ TV) In an event that rocked the television world last night, Brian Griffin, Family Guy’s chief canine, died after being struck by a car. Before his passing, Brain’s last words to his family were, “You’ve given me a wonderful life. I love you all.” Brian entertained the world for the last 14 years as a key member of FOX’s animated series, and is survived by his loving but dysfunctional family, Stewie, Peter, Lois, Meg and Chris. Brain’s untimely death comes right before a rumored crossover episode between Family Guy and The Simpsons. A lovable drunk, Brain enjoyed defending the merits of liberalism, and writing universally hated novels is his spare time. The cartoon dog is already missed; a petition urging Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane to bring Brain back already has over 2,500 supporters. — Global Animal

Dog Miraculously Weathers Illinois Twister (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) ILLINOIS — Jon Byler Dann lost his home to the devastating tornado that recently struck Washington, Illinois, but he is very fortunate that his wife and four children are still alive. Sadly, there was another important member of the family who was stuck in harm's way.

The Wolf Of Wall Street Howls For Tigers

(TIGERS/ACTIVISM) Celebrity environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is taking a a break from filming Martin Scorcese's The Wolf of Wall Street to get back to helping the environment. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation granted $3 Million to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) with the intention of doubling the number of tigers in Nepal by 2022. Donations from the Titanic star's organization have previously helped the country's Terai's Bardia National Park grow from 18 tiger to 50. Read on to find out how both organizations are working to make a better future for Nepal's tigers. – Global Animal