Monthly Archives: July 2015
(ENDANGERED SPECIES/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) NEW YORK CITY -- On Saturday, August 1, between 9pm and 12am, the Empire State Building will feature projected digital light images of endangered species ranging from leopards and monkeys to snakes and sea creatures. These images are part of an art event created by Travis Threlkel and Louie Psihoyos, the director of the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, and is designed to shine light on the plight of these various endangered species, while potentially producing footage for an upcoming documentary. Read the full article below for more details on the social action campaign and prepare to be amazed! -- Global Animal
(GLOBAL ANIMAL'S HALL OF SHAME) Cruelty to animals comes in many forms—from imprisoning wildlife, sport hunting, factory farming, or using fur products as a fashion accessory. Too many rich companies and individuals think they can get away with killing or exploiting animals without any ramifications. What to do with these cretins? Put them in an Animal Cruelty Hall Of Shame! In the past few years, we've encountered and written about some truly heinous characters. But to end up in our ‘Hall of Shame’ you have to have a combination of egotistical pride, general cluelessness, entitled greed, and a complete lack of empathy. We hope mass exposure of these people's actions will help put an end to their reprehensible treatment of animals. Or maybe activate a sense of shame in them, although because its often about money or publicity, they probably won’t be stopped without pressure—your pressure. Here's a list of the 10 worst offenders. Spread the word! — Global Animal
(TIGERS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, July 29 marks International Tiger Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness for tiger conservation. However, considering the world has lost approximately 97 percent of all wild tigers in just over 100 years, every day should be Tiger Day! -- Global Animal
(TROPHY HUNTING/ANIMAL NEWS) Cecil the lion was considered one of the most famous wild animals in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park before he was shot and killed by an American trophy hunter earlier this month. Sources are confirming Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota with a criminal poaching history, is the 13-year-old lion's killer. The coward allegedly paid over $50,000 to shoot the animal with a bow and arrow, and eventually--after hours of suffering--a rifle, before beheading and skinning the legendary lion. We are calling on animal lovers far and wide to boycott Dr. Palmer and bankrupt his practice. Continue reading for more details on the report, and feel free to use the information below to express your outrage. -- Global Animal
(WHALES/ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Co-founder of the Great Whale Conservancy Michael Fishback came across what he thought was a dead female Humpback whale. But when he swam further out, he found the whale was alive but trapped inside a net. After an exhausting hour of pulling and cutting the net, they were finally able to free the whale. -- Global Animal
(PETS/CUTE DOG PICTURES) Is there anything more adorable than a perfect newborn baby in a loving embrace with man's best friend? And there's no denying that the larger the dog, the more love to give. Get ready for a cute overload. Check out the gallery below of some of the world's largest dog breeds cuddling with the cutest babies ever. — Global Animal
(WILDLIFE PHOTOS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Check out some of the smallest individuals and species in the phylum chordata. Of course, the smallest animals are single-celled ones, but they're not quite as cute as these. Listed here are some of the smallest animals of their kind, including a horse, hamster, deer, dog, chameleon, and frog. Each is cuter than the last!
(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This faux chicken salad is a cool and crisp addition to summer barbecues and picnics. This recipe uses Beyond Meat chicken and Vegenaise, but feel free to choose your favorite faux chicken and mayo. It's perfect as a side dish or you can add a dollop atop a bed of lettuce or on a sandwich bun to make it a full meal! — Global Animal
(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This elderly Chihuahua named Buddy became blind from cataracts, but fortunately he has a new Bumper Buddy that his human created especially for him. The homemade safety harness allows him to walk around the house confidently without hurting himself. Look at him go! -- Global Animal
(WILDLIFE/POACHING/RHINOS) Poaching, or the illegal hunting and killing of wild animals, threatens a number of endangered species such as tigers, elephants, and rhinos. Due to this horrific practice, some of these species are on the brink of extinction and may be gone within our lifetime.