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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Ivory horns are smuggled out of West and Central Africa for markets in Asia and Europe. Photo credit: thezimbabwean.co.uk

U.S. Roars Against Wildlife Trafficking With Anti-Poaching Bill

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Global Anti-Poaching Act, a comprehensive anti-poaching bill that would strengthen prosecution of wildlife trafficking cases while raising money to help combat poaching in Africa. Although poaching incidents have been on the rise in recent years, anti-poaching efforts are simultaneously gaining more attention--particularly after Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, killed one of the most famous wild animals in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, Cecil the lion. With 10,000 elephants killed between 2010 and 2012, and over 1,200 rhino poaching incidents since 2007, we urge the Senate to pass this necessary legislation. Read on to learn more about how the Global Anti-Poaching Act will help protect wildlife populations across the globe. -- Global Animal

Sweet Bulldog Swimming

(PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Gordo the bulldog is very passionate about swimming--and even more so when fishing is involved! Watch him as he swims along the shoreline, just waiting for some action. He doesn't catch any fish but he certainly gives it his best try! -- Global Animal

Deer Crossing: Avoid Roadkill Disaster

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL SAFETY) Fall is a dangerous time for drivers and deer alike. Read these tips to help you avoid hitting a deer while driving this fall season. — Global Animal
Being exposed to dogs early in life can decrease one's risk of asthma by 13%.

Asthma Prevention: One More Reason To Love Dogs!

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Having a household pet has many advantages; however, researchers have discovered another reason why growing up with a dog is that much more delightful. According to a recent study, exposing young children to dogs or farm animals may lower their risk of asthma later in life. The study showed that nearly 15 percent of school-aged children who were exposed to dogs during their first year of life were less likely to have asthma by age six, and over half of school-aged children who were exposed to farm animals during their first year of life were also less likely to develop asthma by age six. These findings draw upon the hygiene hypothesis which claims being exposed to bacteria early in life helps shape a healthy immune system, and could therefore decrease a person's risk of developing asthma. Since kids living in environments with animals are exposed to more bacteria in the air, this may actually help build a strong immune system. Not only can growing up with animals increase one's happiness, but it can also have health benefits. Read on to find out more about how growing up with dogs or farm animals can reduce the risk of asthma. — Global Animal

You Won’t Believe This Woman’s Reaction to Seeing Her Cat Again

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL RESCUE VIDEO) When 78-year-old Geraldine Snapp's beloved cat Beau refused to eat for several days, she feared she would never see him alive again. PETA responded and took him to one of its mobile veterinary clinics, where he was treated and given fluids, pain medication, and antibiotics--all free of charge. Sadly, Beau's future still looked bleak as he wasn't showing any signs of improvement, and Geraldine decided to say goodbye to him for what she thought would be the last time. PETA fieldworker Kat took Beau to PETA's headquarters, the Sam Simon Center, where, as a last ditch effort, she offered him a treat--and he ate it! After another 24 hours of treatment and close monitoring, Beau made a full recovery and Kat surprised Geraldine with a special delivery. Take a look at their special reunion in this heartwarming video! -- Global Animal

Don’t You Speak Yorkie!?

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) "What's the matter? Don't you speak Yorkie? Pick me up and give me a kiss already!" -- Global Animal

Dog Wears Baby Raccoon As A Hat

(DOGS/WILDLIFE/ANIMAL FRIENDS VIDEO) When this orphaned raccoon needed a friend, he found one in a farmer's golden Lab mix. Watch this whimsical 'fight' between the two pals, where the raccoon's main strategy seems to be impersonating a hat. -- Global Animal

Bear Gets A Manicure

(ANIMAL RESCUE VIDEO/BEARS/ANIMAL ABUSE) Cholita, aka the real-life Paddington bear, won peoples’ hearts with her sad story of circus abuse. Now, she has been given a full heath check and manicure by her rescuers, Animal Defenders International (ADI). This new video shows 25-year old Cholita’s ultrasound, health check, manicure, and heart-warming first steps on her restored paws. -- Global Animal

Boo’s Incredible Tricks

(FAMOUS DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Check out Boo the amazing teddy bear-dog and his incredible tricks! He may not know how to sit, stay, lie down, or roll over, but he certainly knows how to be cute and that's just as good! — Global Animal

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