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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Nibble The Hand That Feeds You

(WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Kinkajous, the exotic South American mammals, are known for their intelligence almost as much as their precious good looks. This little guy seems very willing to take a helping hand! — Global Animal

Yellowstone Bears Facing A Grizzly Future

(BEARS/WILDLIFE PROTECTION) After being placed on the endangered species list in 1975, some wildlife services are now seeking to remove the grizzly bear from the endangered species list in the Yellowstone region. Although grizzly bear numbers in this region have significantly risen from 136 to nearly 800 in the past 40 years, activists fear that removing the grizzly from protection would be a premature decision, and could reduce numbers by 100. The proposed plan to delist the grizzly bear could allow hunting of the bears to begin as soon as January, 2016. Read on to learn more about the wildlife service's plan to possibly remove the grizzly from protection, and how it could affect this species' fragile population. -- Global Animal

Box Attack!

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Zoo Zoo has caught up to the ultimate enemy of a cat—the cardboard box. And he is ready to pounce! — Global Animal
Dog fighting will be considered a form of organized abuse under the Uniform Crime Report. Photo Credit: TheDoDo

Put Your Paws Up! FBI Fights Off Animal Cruelty

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/ANIMAL ABUSE) If animal abuse is a crime, then it should be treated as such. Beginning in 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will begin tracking animal cruelty and collecting data to provide statistics on animal related crimes. Animal abuse reports will be made through the Uniform Crime Report National Incident-Based Reporting System, which provides national statistics on criminal activity. This group has determined four categories of animal abuse including intentional abuse or torture, organized abuse, simple or gross neglect, and animal sexual abuse—all of which will soon be classified as Group A crimes against society rather than crimes against people or property. Research shows that acts of animal cruelty correlates with violent crimes against humans. Animal activists are hopeful that by thoroughly tracking animal abuse, violence against animals and humans will decline. Read on to learn about the FBI's plan to track animal offenders. —Global Animal

Kitten Has A (Hamster) Ball

(CATS/KITTENS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This kitten is having a ball in this hamster ball! Take two minutes and let all your cares roll away! -- Global Animal

Ad Shows Why Everyone Needs A Home For The Holidays

(RABBITS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This heartwarming holiday ad shows why everyone needs a home for the holidays. The Netherlands commercial tells the story of a small pet rabbit, Flappie, who lives in a hutch in the family yard. Flappie fearfully watches his family as they prepare for the holiday season, including looking up a rabbit recipe and setting the dinner table. Thankfully the ad takes a happy turn, showing why the most important thing to be grateful for this holiday season is a home. -- Global Animal

Celebrities And Their Animal Look-Alikes (GALLERY)

(CELEBRITIES/ANIMAL PICTURES) Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity? Or how about an animal? You can't help but giggle at some of these celebrities and their animal look-alikes. — Global Animal

Meet The World’s First Test Tube Puppies

(ANIMAL SCIENCE/DOGS) This week, scientists at Cornell University announced that a surrogate beagle mother gave birth to seven half-pound puppies in July, making them the first dogs ever conceived through IVF (in vitro fertizilation). Nineteen embryos contributed to this scientific procedure that could possibly save endangered dog species and help prevent genetic disorders that affect so many breeds. The study not only helped researchers solve a decades-old, dog biology puzzle, but it could also inform future studies of genetic diseases in humans since dogs share more than 350 disease traits with humans (almost twice as many as any other species). Read on to learn more about this scientific breakthrough and see how it could impact future generations of domestic canines. -- Global Animal

Bulldog On A Trampoline

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) You've probably seen a bulldog riding a skateboard before, but now you'll see the most athletic of bulldogs! Check out this English bulldog bouncing on a trampoline! — Global Animal

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Christmas Menu

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Christmas is almost here and it's time to plan some vegan recipes for the perfect holiday dinner. A white bean and kale stew accompanied by yeast rolls provides warm comfort food for a white Christmas. For dessert, enjoy some decadent cake balls made with vanilla cake and covered in chocolate and walnuts. Enjoy for Christmas, New Year's, or throughout winter! — Global Animal

Wait, That’s Not A Tissue!

(CATS/KITTENS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This little kitten has a surprise for anyone looking for a Kleenex! — Global Animal

Oskar vs. The Hairdryer

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Oskar the blind kitten was born without eyes, but he doesn't let that stop him! Watch as Oskar plays with the hairdryer. — Global Animal

Porcupine Playtime

(WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) It seems even wild animals like this porcupine enjoy a nice romp in the snow. — Global Animal

Santa Paws Is Surfin’ To Town

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/SERVICE DOGS) Every year, Surf Dog Ricochet trades her life jacket for a Santa jacket and hosts a Howliday Giving Drive. You've probably seen surfing dogs before, but have you ever seen a Surfin' Santa Paws? Take a look! -- Global Animal