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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pet Health: Advances In Veterinary Medicine

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Does your pet need specialized treatment that isn't offered at your local vet's office? If so, consider consulting a veterinary specialist about your pet's needs. Vet specialists typically work in university settings or specialty practices, so be prepared to travel if your pet needs advanced treatment. Read on to learn about some of the procedures that are now available. — Global Animal

Animal Sculptures Invade New Zealand Landscape

(ANIMAL ART/ACTIVISM) NEW ZEALAND — Kaikoura-based sculptor Ben Foster showcases an innovative, modern interpretation of animal sculpture. Using inorganic materials, namely stainless steel or aluminum, Foster plays with geometric design and natural lighting to portray a continuously changing piece. —Global Animal

Husky Head Massage

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch Silver the husky as he enjoys a nice head massage. It's pure bliss! — Global Animal

Compawssion Triumphs At The Sochi Olympics (GALLERY)

(ACTIVISM/DOG RESCUE) Some of the more heartwarming stories to take place during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics involved the many athletes and activists who showed their compassion and kindness towards the region's stray dogs. After reports surfaced that the city planned to kill thousands of strays, activists and dog lovers took to the streets to save as many Sochi dogs as possible. See their compassion in action in the photo gallery below. — Global Animal

Celebrities Rock The Boat: Boycott SeaWorld! (GALLERY)

(CELEBRITIES/BLACKFISH/SEAWORLD) Thanks to last year's eye-opening documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld's brutality is gaining worldwide notoriety. More and more celebrities are speaking against SeaWorld's cruelty to animals. Some of our favorite anti-SeaWorld quotes come from celebrities like Grammy Award-winning Josh Groban (You Raise Me Up), country superstar Willie Nelson ("On the Road Again"), actor Matt Damon (The Monuments Men), and actress Olivia Wilde (Rush).  Check out these latest celebrities expressing their anger towards SeaWorld's inhumanity. — Global Animal

Dog Discovers New Toy

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This Brittany Spaniel discovers a new toy, the great doorstop! — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Sowing Your Wild Oats

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPES) When I was researching the Olympic athletes and their diets, one food I kept coming across was oats—more specifically oatmeal. I like oatmeal for breakfast, but I always thought I should be eating more protein and less carbs in the morning. So if I'd like something other than my breakfast smoothie, I'd usually cook some eggs with turkey bacon. But as it turns out, the Olympians have a healthier and more compassionate option. — Global Animal

Humane alternatives to animal cosmetic testing already exist. Photo Credit: China Photos/Getty Images

Blowing Smoke? Cigarette Maker Bans Animal Testing

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING) VIRGINIA — Cigarette manufacturer Lorillard Inc. has officially banned animal testing...for now. The company acknowledges animal testing is wrong, and agreed to withhold from such practices "unless it's necessary to meet regulatory requirements." The company claims it may need to resort to animal testing in the future if it's absolutely necessary for FDA approval of tobacco products. But when is it ever necessary? Read the full report below for more details on the policy, and for PETA's current efforts to pass similar policies in Reynolds American Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc.—the top two cigarette manufacturers in the country. — Global Animal

Lost Lion Reunites With Brother

(LIONS/WILDLIFE/WILD ANIMAL VIDEO) Lost and alone at night in unfamiliar territory, a young lion calls desperately for his brother, hoping to be found. Witness Tau and Bandit reconnect after a long night spent apart. The reunion is absolutely heartwarming. — Global Animal

Is Palm Oil Killing Elephants?

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/ELEPHANTS) INDONESIA — Critically endangered Sumatran elephants have faced hardship from the ivory trade for years, but we often forget about another deadly reason for the species' disappearance: the growth of palm oil plantations. Earlier this month, seven Sumatran elephants were found dead and many believe the animals were poisoned by farmers in an attempt to keep them away from their plantations. The production of palm oil is deadly to many living things, and it’s a product that manifests itself in over 50 percent of packaged goods found in grocery stores across the U.S. So what can you do? Take a stand against the “Snack Food 20″ companies, and urge them to take safe and regulated measures in palm oil manufacturing. Sign the petition telling the "Snack Food 20" to cut conflict palm oil, not rainforests, and read the full article below for more details on the seven tragic deaths in Tesso Nilo national park. — Global Animal

The Cows Come Home: Neglected Cows Finally Find Sanctuary

(FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY/COWS) Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch recently welcomed five cows to its facility in Murchison, Texas. Before arriving at the sanctuary, the cows were confiscated by animal control and a law enforcement agency in their hometown of Palm Beach County, Florida. Operated by The Fund for Animals, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch is the largest animal sanctuary for formerly abused, neglected, and abandoned animals. — Global Animal
Katherine Heigl, Ali Fedotowsky, Sochi Strays, Olympics, Sochi, Russia, Stray Dogs

Every Dog Has His Day: Sochi Strays Find Famous Homes

(CELEBRITIES/DOG RESCUE) While Olympians Gus Kenworthy, David Backes, and Lindsey Jacobellis are working to adopt some of the more than 1,000 stray dogs in Sochi, Russia, former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky brought back two adorable stray Sochi puppies of her own. Fedotowsky was met at the airport by friend Katherine Heigl, of Knocked Up and Grey's Anatomy, who plans to foster the puppies until they are healthy enough for adoption. Although Sochi built makeshift shelters for the dogs during the Olympics, it's still unknown what will happen with the stray dogs remaining in Russia. Continue reading to find out more about the saved Sochi strays. — Global Animal

Puppy Mill Dogs Experience Freedom

(DOG RESCUE/PUPPIES/ANIMAL VIDEO) A group of 30 dogs rescued from puppy mills by National Mill Dog Rescue experience being on the ground for the very first time at Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA. — Global Animal
Dolphins sold to aquariums can cost up to $100,000. Photo Credit: Theguardian.com

“Simpsons” Creator Journeys To Japan To Save Dolphins

(SEA SHEPHERD/TAIJI DOLPHINS) Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, along with Alexandra Paul of Baywatch and Missy Hargraves of Lost, arrived in Taiji, Japan yesterday. The three celebrity activists traveled to Japan to witness firsthand the cruelty behind the cruel Taiji dolphin trade, and encourage their fans to call for an end to the brutal annual dolphin slaughter. Simon will serve as an honorary Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian, and will spend his three days in Japan conducting interviews and spreading the word on the inhumane crimes committed against dolphins. So far this year, Sea Shepherd estimates over 800 dolphins have been killed and 164 were taken captive. Continue reading below for more on Simon and his friends' determined efforts. — Global Animal