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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chinese New Year: Celebrating The Year Of The Horse

(ANIMAL FACTS/HORSES) Has there ever been a more influential animal on human development than the horse? This Chinese New Year, more than a billion people will say goodbye to the Year of the Snake and will welcome the Year of the Horse. To commemorate the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar, we celebrate the horse and explore three ways this special species has influenced our world.— Global Animal

Peek-A-Boo Owl

(OWLS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Peek-a-boo! This owl loves the camera, and nothing is going to keep him from being seen. — Global Animal

Budweiser’s Super Bowl Ad Horses Around With Puppy Adoption

(SPORTS/SHELTER ANIMALS) Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch released the first of their Super Bowl ads, “Puppy Love,” earlier this week, but beneath the surface of the heart melting commercial rests a healthy layer of contradiction. The Super Bowl commercial stars a runaway shelter dog, along with one of the company's signature Budweiser Clydesdales, and revolves around the growing friendship between the two animals. The spot opens up with a giant sign sporting the words “Puppy Adoption,” suggesting the commercial puppies are shelter animals. However, according to the Southern Paws Rescue in Highland, Illinois, the dogs starring in the ad were actually obtained from a breeder. — Global Animal

India Cleans Up Dirty Animal Testing Methods

(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Last year, India put an end to animal testing for cosmetics, and now they’re on their way to becoming the second country to ban animal testing for household products, such as cleaners and detergents. With much help from PETA India, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) decided to stop skin sensitization tests that involve rubbing harsh chemicals on guinea pigs' shaved skin, and instead use non-animal testing methods including skin patch tests on humans. PETA is now urging the Indian government to prohibit the sale of all animal-tested products. Continue reading below to learn more about this progressive step forward. — Global Animal
Whales still get hit despite ship speed regulations and observation systems. Photo Credit: Discovery

NRDC Signals SOS To Save Sea Life

(WHALES/DOLPHINS) The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is suing the federal government in order to protect marine life endangered by U.S. Navy sonar testing and training exercises. The Navy is reportedly harming marine mammals "on an unprecedented scale," and the agency tasked with protecting marine mammals, the National Marine and Fisheries Service, has proven incapable of doing its job. Find out more about the Navy's impact on marine mammals in the full article below, and sign the petition requesting to stop the killing of 1,800 whales and dolphins and the deafening of nearly 16,000 more by ceasing the operation of the Navy's underwater sound system. — Global Animal

Touchdown! Dogs Dressed For The Super Bowl (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, do you know who you're rooting for? Will it be Peyton Manning and  the Denver Broncos or Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks? Not sure yet? These adorable pups have made up their minds and are ready for an exciting game. Maybe they can help you decide which team will go all the way! — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Score Big With Healthy Super Bowl Tips

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) Super Bowl Sunday is just days away and honestly, until recently I didn't have a clue as to which football teams were even playing. But now that I know, I think it's pretty cool this year's match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos is making history—Global Animal style! In the Super Bowl's 48 years, this is only the third time that both teams in the game have animal nicknames—Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts in 2007 and Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons in 1999. Fun trivia aside, for me, Super Bowl Sunday is usually all about watching the Super Bowl ads, the half-time show, and the food! — Global Animal
Humane alternatives to animal cosmetic testing already exist. Photo Credit: China Photos/Getty Images

Cruel Cosmetics Law Could Put Millions Of Animals At Risk

(ANIMAL TESTING) The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (SCPCPA) is looking to change the regulation of cosmetics in the United States, but will potentially put over 11 million animals in harms way. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) and the Leaping Bunny Program are concerned the SCPCPA will require millions of subjects for cosmetic animal testing, in addition to costing companies billions of dollars to carry out these tests. Continue reading below to understand the problems the SCPCPA will bring to animals if the legislation is passed. — Global Animal

Pamela Anderson Goes Postal To Ban Fur In Israel

(CELEBRITIES/FUR BAN) Pamela Anderson wants Israel to pass a fur ban, and she went straight to the top to do it! After honeymooning in Israel, the former Baywatch beauty and animal activist wrote a letter to the country's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, asking him to endorse a bill banning the sale of clothes made of animal fur. The longtime anti-fur advocate hopes the once-sympathetic PM will help put an end to the needless animal suffering. Read below to learn more about Anderson's plea for this revolutionary ban. — Global Animal

Reasons Why Every Kid Needs A Pet

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Need one more reason why every kid needs a pet in his/her life? Well here are eight amazing reasons, provided by Buzzfeed. There's simply never a dull moment! — Global Animal
white house, michelle obama, puppy bowl, superbowl, dogs, puppies, politics

White House Goes To The Dogs With Puppy Bowl Training Camp

(PUPPIES/DOGS) In order to increase awareness for her Let's Move! initiative while showcasing the importance of pet adoption, first-lady Michelle Obama, alongside first-pups Bo and Sunny, hosted a pre-game training camp for the stars of Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl X at the White House. Footage of training day activities, as well as Michelle Obama's touchdown dance, will air during the Puppy Bowl this Sunday. Read the full article below for more details on the furry contestants' day of fun at the Presidential Palace. — Global Animal

Shame On UCLA’s Monkey Business

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/ANIMAL TESTING) The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is world-renowned for its groundbreaking scientific studies as well as its innovative approach to contemporary health issues. The SoCal gem, however, recently earned the spotlight for very different reasons. The university's revolutionary scientific breakthroughs come at a hefty price due to laboratories' use of live animals to conduct experiments. Several scandals have recently come to light, and UCLA faces retribution from a myriad of animal rights groups. — Global Animal

Necessary Ruff-ness: The Stars Of Puppy Bowl X (GALLERY)

(BABY ANIMAL PICTURES/KITTENS/PUPPIES) Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us, along with the adorable pups and kitties of Puppy Bowl X. Since 2005, the Puppy Bowl endears audiences with puppies romping about in a small, model stadium complete with commentary. It also features a half-time show of cuddly kittens taking over the stadium for play time. Both the puppies and kittens starring in the show are from shelters and are available for pet adoption. Check out our gallery below of some of the loveable stars of the upcoming program. To see the rest of the starting lineup, watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet on February 2 at 3:00 p.m. — Global Animal
Supermodel Fernanda Tavares poses for ads supporting Humane Society International (ANIMAL WELFARE/COSMETICS TESTING)

São Paulo Goes Cruelty-Free

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING) São Paulo, Brazil passed a new law ending the use of animals in cosmetic testing within the state. The bill was approved in December by the Legislative Assembly, and last week the governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, signed the bill into law. São Paulo is home to a large number of cosmetic companies—more than all other Brazilian states, so a cruelty-free São Paulo is a move toward a cruelty-free Brazil. — Global Animal