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Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Bayer Pesticide Proves Bee-Killing Culprit?

(ENDANGERED SPECIES/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Don’t be fooled by their sting! Honeybees are a lot sweeter than you think—they play a vital role in pollinating crops that provide the food we eat. Researchers have isolated the chemical found in certain pesticides that destroy the honeybee population, and beekeepers around the country are taking a stand against big-name retailers like Home Depot and Lowe's. Read on to find out more about the conclusive research, and see how you can help save the honeybees from extinction. — Global Animal

Bulldog Makes Babies Laugh

(PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Sometimes you just can't beat a dog as a babysitter. Watch as Zaboo the French bulldog entertains these two baby girls. — Global Animal

Chinese locals claim that eating dog-meat is a form of tradition. Photo credit: Quirky China News/Rex Features

Dogs Considered Dinner At Chinese Dog-Eating Festival

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/ANIMAL WELFARE) CHINA — Each year in Yulin, China, residents hold a weekend-long dog-eating festival in which people gather to slaughter and consume thousands of innocent canines. Although China may consider dog meat to be a delicacy, this does not excuse the inhumane and unsanitary practices involved in the dog meat trade. At this year's festival, however, a small yet passionate group of animal rights activists invaded the festival and took a stand against the dreadful dog-eating practices. Considering that dog meat sales have dropped by one third, activists' efforts seem to be making a difference. Read on to learn more about the atrocities of the Chinese dog-eating festival, and how activists are working to end this misguided practice. — Global Animal

EDM Superstar Steve Aoki Raves About Animal Rights

(ACTIVISM/ANIMAL RIGHTS/CELEBRITIES) World famous EDM DJ Steve Aoki is currently on his summer tour, but that didn't stop him from sitting down with peta2, PETA's youth division, to discuss his stance on animal rights. — Global Animal

Meet Curly The Goat

(GOATS/FARM ANIMAL VIDEO) Just like Curly from "The Three Stooges," this two-month-old Nubian goat named Curly has a mini crisis when separated from his pals Moe and Larry. — Global Animal
African Nations use elephant poaching as a form of income. Photo credit: Jo Crebbin/Shutterstock

Environmental Crime Uproar Poses Threat

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/POACHING) Animal and plant black market trading is now a 213 billion dollar a year industry, according to recent reports from the U.N. and Interpol. Poachers, illegal loggers, toxic waste dumpers, miners, and fishers all profit from environmental destruction, with logging posing one of the biggest ecological threats, generating $100 billion annually. As the environmental crime industry continues to make more money, protecting endangered animals grows increasingly urgent. Read on to learn more about the environmental black market, and see how you can help fight against these destructive and harmful practices. — Global Animal

German Shepherd Adopts Baby Bird

(CUTE ANIMAL FRIENDS VIDEO/BIRDS/DOGS) This German shepherd looks a little confused as to why her puppy is so small and feathered, but there is no doubt about the love between this mother dog and her robin child. — Global Animal

The Well-Intentioned Eater: The Sweeter Side Of Life

(MEATLESS/VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) I definitely have a sweet tooth. Cakes, donuts, cookies—especially chocolate chip! Add a tall glass of cold milk, and I’m in heaven. I try not to indulge too often, so when I do I want to make it count. After all, if I’m having all that sugar it better be worth it. — Global Animal

Pets & Pageantry: Celebrate Adoption With Miss America

(CELEBRITIES/PET ADOPTION) Nina Davuluri, the reigning Miss America 2014, is asking everyone to celebrate diversity and adopt a mutt. Davuluri, whose pageant platform is "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency," encourages the public to adopt a cat or dog instead of purchasing a pet from a breeder. Every year millions of cats and dogs are placed into animal shelters, and a majority are euthanized because there are not enough good homes available. By choosing adoption over buying from a breeder you can help save lives. Continue reading to learn more about Miss America and her platform to help animals. — Global Animal

Up-Close Encounter With Brown Bear

(BROWN BEARS/WILDLIFE/WILD ANIMAL VIDEO) Wildlife photographer Drew Hamilton had a very close but thankfully harmless encounter with a brown bear at the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary in Alaska. Watch this beautiful bear have a brief sit to take in the view and then go on his merry way. — Global Animal
Lisa is 6 weeks old. Photo Credit: Beth Caldwell (CATS/KITTENS)

Cat Training Tips For The Purr-fect Pet

(PET CARE/CATS) Learning about cat behavior is an important part of training your new pet. It's vital to remember that positive reinforcement is key, so make sure to use rewards to help teach your cat new behavior. With encouragement, you and your cat can accomplish amazing things. Read on for more on understanding cat behavior as well as training tips using treats and other non-food rewards. — Global Animal
The whale habitat will expand by over 45,000 square miles. Photo credit: NewBedfordGuide.com

Endangered Whale Population In Deep Water?

(OCEANS/WHALES) In a recent lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) seeks to vastly expand the protected habitat of North Atlantic right whales. North Atlantic right whales are currently the world's most endangered large whales and are in major threat of extinction. Expanding the whale habitat to include nursery, breeding, and feeding areas would profoundly improve the preservation of this species. After repeated efforts from scientists and animal activists to expand the whale habitat, the National Marine Fisheries Service continues to neglect their duty to protect these at-risk creatures. Right whales will continue to live in an unsafe and harmful environment until their habitat is properly managed. Read on to learn more about the Humane Society's lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service, and how activists are working to save the endangered whale population. — Global Animal

Rescue Dog’s Miraculous Transformation

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE VIDEO) Founder of Hope for Paws Eldad Hagar found an abandoned dog in Compton, California and provided him with a new leash on life. Watch Theo undergo an amazing transformation in this heartwarming video. — Global Animal

Pooch Has A Bad Case Of The Mondays

(CUTE DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) This pooch named Pepper is very active during the day, but absolutely hates waking up in the mornings. Let's face it, Monday mornings are ruff for everyone. — Global Animal

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