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Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Perfect Pair

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Not only do these two dress and look alike, but stretching and yawning at the same time? Could this kitten and pit bull get any cuter?! — Global Animal

PETCO Pulls Deadly Dog Treats From Shelves

(PETS/DOG FOOD RECALL) U.S. pet store Petco has just announced they will no longer sell their popular Jerky and Rawhide treats for dogs and cats. The decision was made after several dogs and cats became deathly ill after consuming the products. The treats are made in China and have proven to be dangerous for pets since 2007, when the first account of illness was reported by a concerned pet guardian. The U.S Food and Drug Administration has received a total of 5,000 complaints from distressed customers over the past seven years. However, the decision to pull the treats was initially determined by Petco in May 2014. -- Global Animal

Pup Helps With Bird Bath

(BIRDS/DOGS/PIT BULLS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) "Here, birdy! You have something on your face, let me clean it up for you." Watch this loving pit bull give a parakeet a bird bath in the cute video above. — Global Animal

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Tofu Steaks

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) Tofu is a versatile meat replacement that can absorb any flavor, including this sweet and spicy coconut curry. Black rice is packed with nutrition and has a nutty flavor that goes well with coconut. Kale is also rich in vitamins, including calcium, a nutritional concern for vegans who forego the dairy. Pan frying the tofu in coconut oil first allows for a crispier tofu and stronger coconut flavor. Satisfy your coconut craving tonight with this delicious dish! — Global Animal

Useful Dog Tricks: Jesse Lends A Helping Paw

(SMART PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Jesse, a very talented Jack Russell Terrier, who is able to tackle chores that most humans wouldn't find enjoyable. Watch him as he helps out around the house, taking on vacuuming, dusting, cleaning up puddles, and even picking up trash at the local park! -- Global Animal

Owl & Dog Have A Hoot

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/DOGS/OWLS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Annie the bird dog and Louise, aka Wi, the owl absolutely love spending time together. Aren't they a hoot?! -- Global Animal

Chomping Chinchillas

(CUTE PETS/CHINCHILLAS/BABY ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch baby chinchillas Soju and Saki peacefully nibble on a hay cube together. -- Global Animal
Since many chickens cannot support their own weight, they die of dehydration, unable to get to water. Photo credit: advocacy.britannica.com

Just One Phone Call Could Stop Factory Farm Abuse

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/FACTORY FARMS) Although factory farm cruelty is considered illegal in most states, the problem continues to exist. Factory farm employees who witness acts of animal cruelty may not feel comfortable reporting such acts for fear of jeopardizing his or her job. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) believes that cruelty at factory farms, livestock auctions, and slaughterhouses should no longer go unnoticed. -- Global Animal

Baby Ocelot Overload

(CUTE BABY ANIMALS/WILDLIFE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Check out these cute baby ocelot kittens (at only five weeks old!) as they're examined by zookeepers at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. -- Global Animal

Rescued Hens’ First Moments Of Freedom

(FARM ANIMAL RESCUE/CHICKENS/ANIMAL VIDEO) In 2008, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 2, requiring larger cages for egg-laying hens and eliminating veal crates for calves and gestation crates for pregnant pigs. California farmers and U.S. egg producers have had several years to make the necessary changes, and California’s oldest and largest sanctuary for farmed animals, Animal Place, has seen firsthand how the new law is affecting chickens. In the past three years, Animal Place has rescued more than 16,000 hens from egg farms. Here is just one of their hen rescues. Take a look as these lucky ladies experience life outside a cage for the first time. -- Global Animal

Rehabbed Brown Booby’s First Flight

(ANIMAL RESCUE/BIRDS/WILDLIFE VIDEO) This Brown Booby was rescued by the South Florida Wildlife Center after an embedded fishing hook injured his foot. After nearly a month of treatment and careful monitoring in the hospital, he spent another month living in an outdoor rehabilitation habitat built specifically for seabirds. Once he was fully recovered, staff found a perfect release site off the coast of Key West where he was returned to the wild. Watch the bird take his first flight after being rehabbed in the video above. -- Global Animal

Saddle Up For Winter With These Horse Feeding Tips

(FARM ANIMAL CARE/HORSES) Sharing your life with a horse can be a very fulfilling experience, but winter can be a rough time for horses and their handlers. Feeding can be challenging and the snow and cold can cause some horses to lose condition. To ensure your horse lives a long, happy life, it's important to keep yourself updated on horse care information and basic guidelines. The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) has provided the following tips for making life easier for you and your horse during the frigid winter months. -- Global Animal

Puppy & Pony Play

(DOGS/HORSES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) What's more fun than playing tug of war with your best friend? Playing keep away with the rope after winning! — Global Animal
Baked Falafel is a great source of protein. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Falafel is a Middle Eastern dish made mainly of chickpeas and spices. You can make them at home and save on the fat and calories by baking instead of frying them. To make them even healthier, enjoy as a lettuce wrap with your favorite toppings. Bake a batch for dinner tonight! — Global Animal