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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Beagle Pups Take On Stairs

(DOGS/BEAGLE PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) They almost work up the courage to tackle the stairs. But at the last minute, they agree that tomorrow is another day. — Global Animal

Kittens On A Roll

(CATS/KITTENS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Four kittens and a roll of toilet paper. That's all it takes for cuteness and hilarity! The giggles just add to the overall delight. — Global Animal

Snoring Shar Pei

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/FUNNY DOGS) Maybe it's the snoring, maybe its the way he's squeezed onto this person's lap, but this Shar Pei epitomizes relaxation, comfort, and cuteness. — Global Animal

Penguin’s Dilemma

(BIRDS/PENGUINS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) These two penguins may spend a lot of time in the water, but they still don't like to get their feet wet. Watch how this cute couple solves their problem. — Global Animal

Gourmet Dog Food & SUVs: A Dog-Eat-Dog World?

(PETS/DOG FOOD) What's the difference between a dog and an SUV? Nothing, if you feed your pooch gourmet dog food. This is the argument the Washington Post's Brian Palmer asserts when assessing the environmental impact of feeding man's best friend some of the niche dog foods that have risen in popularity in recent years. But exactly why is feeding your dog gourmet food so damaging to the planet? Read on for the answers. — Global Animal

Cat Suckles Man’s Ear

(CUTE CATS/ANIMAL VIDEO) That's some serious PDA! This cat really loves his human. Isn't kitty love simply the best love? — Global Animal

Columbus Zoo Levy Shot Down With A Roaring ‘No’ Vote

(ANIMAL NEWS/ZOOS) The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's latest levy was overwhelmingly rejected by the public after being voted down 70-30 earlier this week. Bringing in big names such as famed zookeeper Jack Hanna, the zoo was campaigning for Franklin County voters to double what property owners already contribute to the zoo in taxes—a move that would have generated over $30 annually. Zoo officials are claiming the levy was not overzealous, and the extra millions of dollars would help update the zoo and add more attractions for the public. However, although Franklin County voters have supported zoo levies since 1985, the community does not currently stand behind the zoo and their ideas for expansion. Continue reading below for more on what's next for the Columbus Zoo. What do you think? Is the additional tax unreasonable? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: Sumptuous Succotash

One inquisitive omnivore’s journey towards healthier and more compassionate eating… (Click here for why I started) (MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RECIPE) Here’s a recipe I came across a while...
fashion, fur, fur-free, faux fur, parsons, HSUS, fashion design, new york city, cruelty free

Compassionate Couture: Faux Fur Fashion Designers Face-Off

(FAUX FUR FASHION/ANIMAL WELFARE) In August 2013, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced their plans to host a fur-free design competition at Parsons The New School For Design in New York City. With help from progressive fashion designer Donna Salyers' "Fabulous Furs," junior and senior fashion designers enrolled at Parsons were given the opportunity to compete in a faux-fur design contest. Six students were chosen to face off in the finals using faux fur donated by Donna Salyers. — Global Animal
harry potter, jk rowling, wasps, new species, dementors

“Harry Potter” Wasps: Real Life Dementors?

(INSECTS/NEW SPECIES) The newest species of wasp discovered in Thailand received it's official name after the Natural History Museum in Berlin hosted a public vote. The name Ampulex dementor, inspired by J.K. Rowling's "dementor" characters in the Harry Potter series was chosen to reflect the wasps' practice of sucking the life out of cockroaches, much like the dementors in the famous series who suck the souls out of their victims. Read the full article below for more details on the fascinating new creature. — Global Animal

Ducklings Take Leap Of Faith

(BIRDS/DUCKS/CUTE BABY ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch these adorable ducklings at University College Dublin try to follow their mother's example after she jumps off a short ledge. But first they have to muster the courage to take the great leap. — Global Animal

Oh Deer! Wildlife Stuck In The Past, Separated By Cold War

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL SCIENCE) It seems Vladimir Putin isn't the only one still stuck in the past. Red deer living on the outskirts of the Czech Republic and former West Germany refuse to cross the border, despite the lack of a physical barrier. During the Cold War, an electrified fence divided old West Germany and then-Czechoslovakia, keeping the deer on their respective sides. But why do the deer still refuse to cross the border? Read on for the answer. — Global Animal

Groupon, Shark, Shark Products, Shark Cartilage, Animal Welfare, Sea Shepherd

Jumping The Shark? Groupon Caught Selling ‘Pills Of Extinction’

(SHARKS/OCEANS) In 2011, global shopping organization Groupon made an agreement with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stop selling shark products—specifically shark cartilage pills. But earlier this week, Groupon US fell back on its promise after posting a promotion for these said pills. Research shows shark cartilage pills are not necessarily effective, and companies do not need to use cartilage specifically from sharks to make the product. The pills are said to offer joint pain relief by using Chondroitin Sulphate, which is found in all forms of cartilage. Continue reading for more on these "pills of extinction," and sign the petition urging Groupon to remove the products immediately. — Global Animal


Goodall To Air France: Stop Terminal Monkey Transport

(MONKEYS/ANIMAL TESTING) World-renowned primate expert Dr. Jane Goodall is taking a stand against Air France. Days before her highly anticipated talk in Paris, Goodall wrote an e-mail on behalf of PETA, urging Air France to stop transporting primates for the sake of animal testing. Goodall is not the only celebrity speaking out against Air France's cruelty. In a demonstration last month, Emmy Award-winning actor James Cromwell caged himself in the Air France terminal at LAX. Read Goodall's e-mail below and sign the petition urging Air France to stop shipping primates to laboratories. — Global Animal