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Monthly Archives: May 2014

How To Toilet Train Your Cat

(CATS/PET CARE) We've got the scoop on saying buh-bye to the litter box. Toilet training your cat not only makes your life easier, but it might also make your cat happier, too. Learn how to train your cat to use the toilet—and why it can be a win-win for you and your pet. — Global Animal

Ludo The Malamute Sings Country

(CUTE DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) It's hard to know whether Ludo the Malamute actually likes Shania Twain or is howling in disapproval. What do you think? — Global Animal

Wild Dolphin Gets Some Serious Air

(DOLPHINS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) These happy dolphins are so graceful and free...and naturally capable of tricks that would make any professional skateboarder jealous! — Global Animal
Bull fighting, Madrid, Spain, Matador

Revenge Of The Bulls: Matadors See Red

(BULLS/BULLFIGHTING) On Tuesday, two bulls struck back against the matadors during a bullfight at the San Isidro Festival in Madrid, Spain. Forced to participate in this archaic tradition, the bulls wounded three of the competing matadors. Four more bulls were scheduled to fight that day, but due to the matadors' injuries the bullfight was suspended for the first time in 35 years. Continue reading to learn more about what happened during Madrid's bloody tradition. — Global Animal

Deadly Dog Jerky Treats Strike Again

(PETS/PET CARE) The Food and Drug Administration recently issued another warning about toxic jerky treats. The treats that made national news last October are still causing problems for our dogs with more than 1,000 canine deaths reported. The FDA is still unsure of which ingredient is causing dogs to fall ill, but they discovered a correlation between canine sicknesses and treats imported from China. Continue reading to learn more about the FDA's warning. — Global Animal

Deep-Sea Discovery: New Species Comes To Surface

(OCEANS/SPECIES DISCOVERY) After four years of research by the American Natural History Museum, what was thought by researchers to be the world's largest sea anemone has now been classified as the first species in a new order of animal, Cnidaria. The new order is "a classification equal to Carnivora in mammals or Crocodilia in reptiles," according to Mother Nature Network. When conducting an evolutionary tree of all 112 species of sea anemone, scientists realized that one species, Boloceroides Daphneae, did not belong in the classification. — Global Animal

Mama Bear Rescues Cub From Busy Highway

(BEARS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Tornado hunter Ricky Forbes was driving through British Columbia's Kootenay National Park when he spotted a black bear cub sitting dangerously close to the highway. He whipped out his camera and captured an adorable scene of a mother bear rescuing her baby from oncoming traffic. "It was a very amazing sight to see," Forbes said. — Global Animal

Vietnam Pulls A Rabbit Out Of Their Hat With Crucial Ban

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL TESTING) Vietnam confirmed its decision to move towards more humane alternatives to animal testing earlier this week after the country announced it will no longer permit the use of Drazie rabbit eye tests for cosmetic products. The Vietnam Drug Administrative Program will be working closely with Cruelty Free International to train government labs in modern cosmetic testing techniques that do not cause harm to animals. Continue reading to find out more about Cruelty Free International's spearheading initiative in Vietnam. — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Tasty Ravioli With Pea Purée

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) I’m a HUGE fan of pasta but not so much tomato sauce, so I usually end up having mine with garlic and oil. But don't get me wrong, sometimes it's nice to change things up. That’s why I was so excited to try this pea purée I found on the Vegetarian Times website. It’s simple, tasty, creamy like an Alfredo sauce—except healthy and low-cal (definitely my kind of sauce). Of course, I tweaked the recipe a bit. Take a look! — Global Animal
The red wolf is one of the world's most endangered animals.

Coyote Hunting Thrown To The Wolves?

(RED WOLVES/COYOTE HUNTING) With only about 100 wild red wolves left in existence, the government has issued a preliminary ban against coyote hunting in North Carolina—the only place in the world where red wolves are found in the wild. Red wolves and coyotes have many of the same physical attributes, which causes confusion for coyote hunters. Bullet wounds are the number one killer of red wolves, and this proposed ban will help ensure the species' recovery. Continue reading for more on the injunction and the well-being of North Carolina's red wolf population. — Global Animal

Travel Goes To Dogs: Tips To Keep Pets Safe On Vacation

(PET TRAVEL/CATS AND DOGS) Toting along the family dog for trips has become almost a necessity within every household. Checkers, Scrappy, and Mimi get to see the lights of Hollywood or the rolling green countryside outside their windows. Before you pack up the whole family, dog included, there is still some business at hand. After obtaining flight insurance, or setting up rigid road rules for the family during a long haul, there are pet-specific items to make sure that your pet is happy and safe. Follow along for some simple and important tips for the pet-friendly vacation. — Global Animal

The Bunny Ate My Rug

(BUNNY RABBITS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) "I'm sorry I ate your rug. You're not mad are you?...Phew! It was just too delicious!" — Global Animal

Wild Orca Outlives SeaWorld Whales & Titanic Crash

(ORCAS/OCEANS) After the release of Blackfish, more evidence against SeaWorld has the entertainment corporation floundering. A Pacific Ocean orca pod recently returned to the coast and its matriarch is estimated to have outlived, by nearly four times, SeaWorld's claim that orcas live only 25-35 years in the wild. Known by researchers as "J2," or more affectionately as "Granny," the estimated 103-year-old orca is identified by her unique physical characteristics. Just as humans can be identified by their fingerprints, "Granny" is recognized by the distinctive, crescent shape nick in her dorsal fin and her "saddle patch," the patch of white pigment that surrounds her dorsal fin. "Granny" has been followed since the late 1960s and researchers' estimates place the orca's birth in 1911, making her a year old when the famed Titanic sank. Continue reading below to learn more about Granny's history and experiences. — Global Animal

Me-Wow! Hero Cat Pitching In America’s Favorite Pastime

(CATS/ANIMAL HEROES) Just one more (of the many) compelling reasons to adopt a homeless animal—they could end up saving your child. That's what Tara, the "Hero Cat" from Bakersfield, did for her family's little boy Jeremy. The loyal pet roared to the four-year-old's rescue after a neighborhood dog attacked him. Now the courageous little feline, adopted six years ago by the Triantafilo family, is getting an All American tribute. She'll be throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday's home game of the Bakersfield Blaze, a minor league baseball team in California. Fans discovered Tara's heroism after surveillance video capturing the selfless kitty's bravery went viral. The astounding video blew-up the Internet, showing the world how a pet's devotion is boundless. Read below for more on Tara the "Hero Cat's" courageous act. — Global Animal

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