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Monthly Archives: June 2015

PETA Hops To The Rescue Of 83 Rabbits

(ANIMAL RESCUE/RABBITS/ANIMAL VIDEO) With the help of the San Diego Humane Society, PETA successfully rescued 83 rabbits from a breeding operation in Southern California. The breeders had been selling the rabbits on Craigslist for fur, meat, and food, and were looking to close up shop and sell their remaining "stock." The rabbits suffered from open sores and other varying medical problems after living day after day in barren cages, exposed to the elements and surrounded by their own waste. Fortunately their rescuers made sure the rabbits were cleaned up and received proper veterinary care, bedding, and fresh food, and now they're waiting for the perfect families to adopt them. -- Global Animal

Cruel Or Cultural? France Cuts Bullfighting From Heritage List

(ANIMAL NEWS/BULLFIGHTING) While many consider bullfighting a Spanish tradition, similar events called "La Corrida" are also quite popular throughout southern France. However, thanks to pressure from animal activists, France has finally removed the blood sport from its cultural heritage list. Although some maintain the ruling will have no impact on bullfighting in France, activists believe the country is one step closer to the end of the barbaric tradition. Read on to learn more about France's decision and share your thoughts in the comments below. -- Global Animal

Corgi Conquers Fear Of Stairs

(DOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch as Butterball the Pembroke Welsh Corgi pup conquers his biggest fear--the stairs! Hoorah! -- Global Animal

Leo The Chattering Cat

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/FUNNY PETS) Watch as Chattering Leo the cat as he communicates with birds and squirrels by making cute chattering noises. -- Global Animal

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: BBQ Black-Eyed Burger

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Looking for an excuse to fire up the grill? Try this black-eyed pea burger that will pack in the protein and leave you satisfied. To complement the burger, top it off with lettuce, BBQ sauce, and onion rings, or pile on your favorite toppings! — Global Animal

Sonny Gets An “A” In Geometry

(SMART ANIMALS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This little pooch knows more geometry than the average person, and has a master's degree in cute! -- Global Animal

Baby Bulldog Purrs Like A Kitten

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This little bulldog puppy might be a bit confused in his choice of communication, but he's got the cute factor down! -- Global Animal

Barn Buds: Meet American Pharoah & His Sidekick Smokey

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/HORSES) After winning the 2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, American Pharoah is now the most famous horse in America. However, few know about his 6-year-old pony friend named Smokey, who serves as the thoroughbred's companion, calming the horse's nerves as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner in over three decades. In fact, companion ponies, or barn ponies, like Smokey are not uncommon in the horse racing world. But sometimes other species are just as effective at soothing nervy thoroughbreds. Take, for instance, Charlie the pig, who comforts a Belmont thoroughbred named Strong Impact, or Fudgie, a goat who comforts a number of horses in a nearby barn. Continue reading below for more on how these unlikely pairs became best buds. -- Global Animal

Pug Is PetSmart’s Biggest Fan

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Maybe PetSmart should change their name to PugSmart. Wouldn't Captain the pug be the best spokesdog ever? -- Global Animal

Clever Dog Carries Big Stick Over Bridge

(SMART ANIMALS/DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Watch this clever dog named Theo as he figures out how to get a large stick over a very narrow bridge. -- Global Animal

15 Weird Animal Facts!

(WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) Have you ever wondered how fish communicate? Or why you just can't shake those pesky mosquitoes? There are so many things that we still don't know about our friends in the animal kingdom, but we learn new, fun, and weird animal facts all the time. Check out these facts about animals, mammals, insects and more. Then share some trivia of your own in the comments below! -- Global Animal

Baby Elephant Gets By With A Little Help From The Herd

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Witness this touching video of an elephant herd helping a calf who has collapsed in the road at Kruger National Park in South Africa. This video just goes to show you can get by with a little help from your friends. -- Global Animal

6 Calcium-Rich Vegan Foods (GALLERY)

(VEGAN/GO GREEN) Since they do not eat or drink milk products, vegans are frequently asked where they get their calcium. Well, here's the answer! Certain vegetables and seeds are loaded with calcium and packed with nutrition. Read more about these six calcium-rich vegan foods, and give 'em a try! — Global Animal

Nibbles The Duck Waits For Boy After School

(PETS/DUCKS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Nibbles the duck gets so excited to see his best human friend Jonny get off the school bus! Nibbles is a domesticated, full-blooded Rouen whose mother died before he hatched, and he is a feathered member of the Toschi Family in California, among whom their 10-year-old son Jonny holds the highest place in his heart. Just listen to those happy quacks! -- Global Animal