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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Is NYC Next To Ban Wild Animals In Circuses?

(CIRCUS ANIMALS/ANIMAL NEWS) New York City is one step closer to banning wild animals in circuses. The new proposal has been gaining momentum, and now even Mayor Bill de Blasio is voicing his support of the measure. Heavily backed by NYCLASS--the same animal rights group that's worked for years to ban horse-drawn carriages in Central Park, the bill would make it illegal for traveling circuses like Ringling Bros. to perform throughout the city unless they stop featuring wild or exotic animals like elephants, tigers, lions, monkeys, and even sloths. While circus supporters claim none of the animals are harmed during their training, animal advocates say the circus puts animal abuse on display as there are many instances of animal handlers using whips on big cats and bull hooks on elephants. What's more, not only are these animals forced to perform unnatural tricks, but they are also caged and chained in trains and trailers, and endure months of stressful travel each year. Simply put: these animals belong in the wild, not in the circus. We urge the swift passage of this bill, which will send a message that NYC cares deeply about the humane treatment of animals. Read on to learn more about the Mayor's support for the bill and how NYC could set the precedent for other major U.S. cities to follow suit. -- Global Animal

French Bulldog Puppy Excited To Go Home For The First Time

(DOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This French Bulldog puppy is SO excited to go to his forever home for the very first time. Just listen as he squeals in pure joy! Now that's one happy pup! -- Global Animal

Howl-oween Costume Ideas With Maymo The Dog

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) In this adorable video clip, Maymo the dog and his twin pal dress up for Halloween! Watch these masters of disguise transform into monkeys, penguins, pandas, and some of our favorite Star Wars characters like Chewbacca, Yoda, and even BB8! -- Global Animal

Meet The Cat Who Helps With Laundry

(CATS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) This tidy kitten just loves to help with the laundry. Not only does she catch each piece of clothing with accuracy and grace, but she also catches some serious air! -- Global Animal

Singin’ In The Rain With Marshmallow The White Pug

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Marshmallow (aka Scrappy Doo) the white pug. Can you guess what his favorite song is? Did you guess "Singin' in the Rain?" -- Global Animal

Pets On Pot: Does Medical Marijuana Help Or Hurt Pets?

(PET HEALTH/PETS) The legalization of marijuana has been a controversial topic for several years now. While many can attest to the healing properties of medical marijuana, others believe it is too dangerous to use as it lacks FDA-approval. But with medical marijuana now legal in 23 states, many are beginning to ask whether it's safe for pets to use, too. And if so, how much is enough? Although there's little research proving marijuana's effectiveness in pets, there's a large amount of promising anecdotal evidence. Read on for a collection of first-hand accounts from pet parents and veterinarians, and learn how marijuana is giving sick animals a necessary dose of relief. -- Global Animal

German Shepherd Howls With Wolves From Zootopia

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This excited German Shepherd named Randell is determined to reconnect with his wolf ancestors. Watch him get in touch with his roots as he joins a pack of howling wolves in Disney's Zootopia. -- Global Animal

Giant Dog Falls In Love With Tiny Puppy

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) This is what it looks like when a Giant Bordeaux and a tiny French Bulldog puppy become best friends. There's no denying that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes! -- Global Animal

Humane Society: “Trump Presidency Would Be A Threat To Animals Everywhere”

(ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL POLITICS) Eliciting the most one-sided assortment of newspaper endorsements in history, the 2016 presidential election has been a particularly polarizing one. Editors of major news publications are breaking decades-long party loyalties by endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. And while some traditionally Republican-sided papers have switched teams in this election--perhaps even for the first time ever, others are going so far as strongly rebuking Republican candidate Donald Trump. Now, even major animal welfare groups like the Humane Society are voicing opposition to Trump. Last week, the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), a separate lobbying affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), broke its own tradition of not endorsing candidates for political office when HSLF President Michael Markarian voiced the organization's support for Clinton in a blog post. The group also released an attack ad against Trump, warning that the Trump Presidency "would be a threat to animals everywhere." -- Global Animal

When You Gained A Few Pounds But Don’t Care

(DOGS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Does this Golden Retriever look bothered to you? Watch him plop into this kiddie pool like he owns the place. -- Global Animal

‘Cheerio’ To One Of The Queen’s Last Royal Corgis

(FAMOUS DOGS/ROYAL CORGIS) Queen Elizabeth II is in mourning following the recent death of one of her beloved corgis. Holly, the 13-year-old prestigious pup, was one of the two remaining Welsh corgis in the Royal family. The dignified dog had to be put down after suffering from an illness, and was buried last week in the garden at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, in a spot that the Queen can see from her drawing room window. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Spring Roll Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, think outside the box with these deconstructed spring roll bowls. Break away from your traditional dinner while avoiding the difficult task of properly rolling a spring roll. Feel free to use your favorite vegetables and add in some tofu or tempeh for a little extra flavor. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Mornings With A Dog

(DOGS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEO) Sometimes you just want to sleep in on a Sunday morning. But those of us with dogs know it's simply not possible whenever Fido is around. -- Global Animal

When Your Pig Thinks He’s A Pit Bull

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO/PIT BULLS/PIGS) This feisty little piglet seems to think he's a dog, too! Watch as he attacks his pit bull pal in an adorable attempt to show us who's boss. -- Global Animal