Monthly Archives: June 2015

Millions of animals are used for animal testing each year. Photo credit:

Bill To Ban Cosmetic Testing Brings Animals Justice

(ANIMAL TESTING) Tests that use animals to determine the safety of human cosmetic products such as lipstick, perfume, and eyeliner, are killing thousands of animals in the U.S. each year. If the lab animals do not die from such experiments, industries typically kill the animals afterward. Last week, Congress passed the Humane Cosmetics Act, which will put an end to animal testing for cosmetics throughout the U.S. The bill not only brings the U.S. in line with over 30 other countries who have passed similar bans, but it also works to outlaw animal cruelty. -- Global Animal
Delicious dessert fruit tarts for July 4th. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: 4th Of July Fruit Tarts

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This Fourth of July, why not celebrate with these decadent fruit tarts? These tarts, made with phyllo dough shells, creamy agar agar based vanilla pudding, as well as strawberries and blueberries, are delicious and fun for the festive occasion. Serve them for dessert this Independence Day and watch the fireworks!  — Global Animal

Wrestling Bear Cubs

(BEARS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) We can 'bearly' take how cute these little bear cubs are as they wrestle in a Yosemite road while mom watches from the side. -- Global Animal

Pigeon’s Make-Shift Treadmill

(BIRDS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Finding cheap exercise equipment can be difficult, but when you are as resourceful as this pigeon, anywhere can become your own personal gym! — Global Animal

Shiba Inu Extreme Head Tilt

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Do youuuu want to see this dog? Well, do you? — Global Animal

Same-Sex Marriage Legal In The U.S. & The Animal Kingdom?

(CULTURE/ANIMAL KINGDOM) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that all 50 states cannot ban same-sex marriage--a historic victory for what many have called the “defining civil rights challenge of our time." Not only does the Supreme Court and 60 percent of Americans— an all-time high—support gay marriage, but so does the animal kingdom. Evidence of homosexual behavior is found throughout the animal world in many different species, including sheep and penguins. Take a closer look at some same-sex partnerships in nature that prove love is blind among all animals, including humans. — Global Animal

Puppies Run For Dinner, Timelapse Style

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch these Golden retriever puppies Colby and Bleu make the run for dinner over the course of nine months. The dogs grow bigger and bigger, but their funny race stays the same. Just watch them grow! -- Global Animal
Pigs, Gestation Crates, Animal Cruelty, Factory Farms, Walmart

What Does “Humane Meat” Mean At Whole Foods?

(FARM ANIMAL ABUSE/FACTORY FARMING) Earlier this month, PETA filed a false advertisement complaint over Whole Foods' promises of "Humane Meat." The organization is urging the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to prevent Whole Foods' Washington D.C from selling meat-wrapping paper imprinted with the slogan, "Thanks for Caring about Animals." -- Global Animal

Pig Finds Shade Under Dog Friend

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) With the summer heat in full effect, sometimes you need to get a little creative to stay cool. Pigs have particularly sensitive skin and typically cover themselves in mud to avoid sunburn. But instead, this little piggy decides to take cover underneath his tall dog friend. How convenient! -- Global Animal

Coyotes Cue Controversy In New York Suburbs

(COYOTES/ANIMAL NEWS) New York's suburbs are witnessing a surge in Eastern coyote populations this year, leading to an increase in dead and/or missing pets. While homeowners are seeking out animal control officers and private animal trappers to capture and euthanize nuisance coyotes, naturalists claim the coyotes are a beneficial part of the ecosystem and have a "permanent presence" in New York. With an estimated 14,500 breeding pairs of coyotes throughout the state, wildlife officials believe any effort to transfer or reduce the population would be ineffective and that residents simply need to adapt. Continue reading to learn more about how coyotes are dividing New York suburbs. -- Global Animal

Cat Covets Bra

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Munchkin the cat fancies himself a real ladies man. Watch how he steals a bra but refuses to kiss and tell. -- Global Animal

The Cat Parents’ Cleaning Survival Guide

(CATS/PET CARE) Due to their fastidious self-grooming, cats have a well-earned reputation of being some of the cleanest animals in the animal kingdom. But you've probably heard the saying, “The only self-cleaning thing in this house is the cat.” So who is left to clean up after kitty's antics? After all, cats can be very playful and mischievous creatures. The Cat Survival infographic below offers some great tips and advice on protecting rugs and carpets from pet-related accidents. This handy guide will help you easily clean up spills and stains, and provides some useful information on everything from dealing with pet allergies to advanced toilet training. -- Global Animal

Hee-Haw! Happy Baby Donkey

(FARM ANIMALS/DONKEYS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This one-week-old donkey is just joyful to be alive on a sunny day! -- Global Animal
(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this Cuban inspired dish with yummy sweet plantains.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Bean And Veggie Bowl

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This bean and veggie bowl is loaded with mouthwatering Latin flavors with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains. Use darker brown plantains to make sure they are sweet or you can dip them in brown sugar before frying to make them even sweeter. Serve with the delicious curry mustard sauce on the side or even drizzle it on top! — Global Animal