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Monthly Archives: July 2016

When You Brush Your Pit Bull…

(PIT BULLS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Sometimes you just gotta look fresh for the ladies. Watch this patient pit bull get his hair brushed, just in time for the weekend! -- Global Animal

The Truth About Pit Bulls: “The Most Feared & The Most Misunderstood”

(PIT BULLS/BREED DISCRIMINATION) There's no doubting the contentious divide in perceptions of pit bulls across the globe. To some, these dogs are considered dangerous killers who should be banned outright, whereas others view them as misunderstood victims of breed discrimination. In the newly released book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, author Bronwen Dickey demonstrates how negative views of pit bulls are often shaped by misunderstandings of the breed and its history. She points out that while many cities and countries ban pit bulls as a dangerous breed, there's actually no scientific evidence that proves this notion as fact. In the Q&A below, Simon Worrall asks Dickey how these dogs went from "mascot to monster," and how her book attempts to restore the reputation of this polarizing breed. -- Global Animal

Rescued Baby Beaver Bathing Himself

(WILDLIFE RESCUE/BABY ANIMALS/ANIMAL VIDEO) In this short video clip, an injured baby beaver grooms himself in a kiddie pool at the Alberta wildlife shelter. It's believed the rodent—whose sex is still undetermined—was snatched up by a predator and dropped on a golf course under a tree, all alone and nowhere near water. The beaver came into the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation's Madden-area facility on June 27 and with each passing day, the animal is steadily recovering and putting on weight. The shelter expects the beaver to be under their care for the next two to three years, first playing and eating, and then eventually learning the necessary skills to thrive in the wild. -- Global Animal

Boy Plays With Four Pit Bulls

(PIT BULLS/KIDS & PETS/DOG VIDEO) Whoever says that pit bulls are dangerous dogs should take a look at this heartwarming video. Watch this little boy blissfully play with four pit bulls and have the time of his life! It just proves that with a good upbringing, these dogs can actually be gentle giants. -- Global Animal

Where There’s Hope, There’s A Chance: Homeward Bound Dog Walks 111 Miles

(DOGS/LOST PETS/TOUCHING TALES) Sometimes our beloved four-legged friends appear in our lives when we need them the most. During challenging times, the love from these special souls can turn a person’s life around. This is what happened to Fielding Marshal until an ordinary hike became his worst nightmare. But Marshal and his beloved pooch Gonker didn't give up or let hundreds of miles break their everlasting bond. Read on to learn about Gonker's amazing journey and what a little love and hope can accomplish. -- Global Animal

Baby Bunnies Too Cute To Be Real

(BABY ANIMALS/RABBITS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) These baby bunnies are impossibly adorable. How could such cuteness even exist?! -- Global Animal

A Mini Horse & Tortoise Were Just Enjoying A Snack When All Of A...

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) A tortoise and a mini horse are just enjoying a snack, until all of a sudden a puppy crashes the dinner party and steals the chow! It certainly isn't your typical dinner party! -- Global Animal

An Africa Without Lions: “Angry Tweets Won’t Help African Lions”

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/TROPHY HUNTING) The killing of Cecil the Lion last summer sparked widespread outrage, provoking a global war against trophy hunting. After more than one million individuals signed a petition demanding "justice for Cecil," three major American airlines blocked the transportation of trophy hunts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed lions from West and Central Africa and also India as endangered, and three countries banned lion trophy imports altogether. Unfortunately these collective efforts have done little to slow the decline in lion populations, which has decreased more than 4o percent over the past 20 years. This is because trophy hunting is not the main threat to lion populations. However, impoverished Africans are killing lions at a rate estimated at five to 10 times the number of lions killed from trophy hunting, and the hunts take place almost entirely within national parks and other "protected" areas. -- Global Animal

Baby Bat Squeaks While Being Tickled

(BABY ANIMALS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Jeddah, a baby Grey-Headed Flying Fox who's currently being hand-raised for eventual release back into the wild. He is so used to being handled that he actively solicits attention and cuddles. In the video above, watch the baby bat let out an adorable squeak while being tickled. What a sweetheart! -- Global Animal

American Bully Guards Tiny French Bulldog

(DOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This American bulldog loves to watch guard over his little French Bulldog buddy. By the looks of things, this little pup won't have a single problem his whole life! -- Global Animal

Bulldog Takes A Bus Down The Stairs

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Stairs can be tough for dogs, especially if they are disabled or overweight. But these doting dog parents built a customized stair lift for their beloved bulldog. Watch him climb the stairs in style in his very own double-decker bus! -- Global Animal

Pampered Pomeranian Loves Getting Groomed

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Some dog groomers may have a hard time getting their furry clients to sit still and behave during groom time, but this tiny Pomeranian is one very compliant customer. Watch the pampered Pom smile and close his eyes in delight as he gets a nice haircut. -- Global Animal

Meet The Dog Who Smiles When He Hears “Say Cheese!”

(FUNNY DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO)This puppy rescued from the Chicago city pound is winning over millions of fans all over the nation with his impressive smiling skills. Watch 5-month-old Herbert grin in response to his PAWS Chicago foster mom's "say cheese" command. What a dashing dog! -- Global Animal

Pit Bull Chills With Chicks In Swimming Pool

(DOGS/PIT BULLS/ANIMAL VIDEO) Still recovering from the holiday weekend? This pit bull in sunglasses is sure to put you in a good mood! Watch him "pick up chicks" by the pool on this hot summer day! -- Global Animal