Monthly Archives: November 2016

See Them Now! Over 100 Pigs Saved From Squalor

(FARM/PIGS/ANIMAL VIDEO) More than 100 pigs were recently rescued after PETA and law enforcement took action at Darlynn's Darlins Rescue Ranch, Inc., a hoarding facility disguised as an animal rescue. With some help from the Pig Advocates League, they were transported to Rooterville Sanctuary in Melrose, Florida, where they'll remain until they are adopted into loving forever homes. Where these pigs live now and where they came from are like night and day! Just a few months ago, these pigs were starving and in dire need of medical attention, but now they are running through grassy fields, taking a dip in cool mud baths, enjoying delicious fresh fruit, and getting tons of love and affection from the sanctuary staff. Meet many of the rescued pigs in the video clip above! -- Global Animal

Cat-Proof Your Home With These Purr-fect Pointers

(CATS/PET SAFETY) Are you thinking about adding a cat to your family? Here are some helpful tips on cat-proofing your home to keep your new pet happy, healthy, and safe from harm. Not to mention, you'll keep your belongings safe from a curious kitty. — Global Animal

Baby French Bulldog Is Obsessed With Her Big Brother

(FRENCH BULLDOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) All this French Bulldog puppy wants to do is play with her big brother--and who could blame her?! -- Global Animal

Vet Travels 900 Miles To Help Horses At Standing Rock

(HORSES/ANIMAL ACTIVISM) The controversial multi-billion-dollar Dakota Access Pipeline project continues to make headlines as an estimated 10,000 protesters remain on prairie land, despite growing calls for them to move elsewhere. While danger to both protesters and law enforcement is ongoing, one veterinarian is providing help to the Sioux and their horses amid the chaos. After receiving a phone call from a horse caretaker at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, Charmian Wright, DVM, owner and operator of Mountain Horse Medical, raised funds for medical supplies via GoFundMe, and proceeded to drive the 900 miles from Park City, Utah, to Standing Rock, North Dakota. Given that all of the Sioux horses are well cared for, and none have been killed, Dr. Wright's main incentive was to teach horse caretakers and riders how to treat emergency injuries and assess potential illnesses. She has since returned home, but continues to raise funds for the Sioux. Read on to learn more about Dr. Wright's trip, and click here to donate to help Native Americans and their horses on the Sioux Reservation. -- Global Animal

Masters Of Disguise: Meet The Masquerading Spider

(SPIDERS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Matjaz Kunter, an investigator with the Evolutionary Zoology lab, accidentally stumbled upon a new species of spider. This unnamed arachnid disguises itself as a dead leaf, dangling in the wind. Researchers found that the spider's back resembles a living, green leaf, while their underside is brown. In fact, their camouflage is so brilliant, researchers are having trouble locating more of the spiders to study. Read on to find out more about these elusive masters of disguise. -- Global Animal

Pig-casso Loves To Paint

(PIGS/FARM/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Meet Pig-casso! This 2-year-old pig saved from slaughter is believed to be the world's one and only painting piggy. She truly is living the life in her own hog heaven! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Mondays: Carob Almond Freezer Fudge & Frosty

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, but without all of the guilt? These carob almond freezer fudge squares are the perfect chocolatey snack for the holidays. They're not only vegan--but they're also gluten-free, raw, sugar-free, and soy-free! Bring them to the office to share with coworkers, or simply enjoy them at home with your family! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

When All Of Your Pets Get Along

(DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) It's so wonderful to see a home filled with pets who all get along. We're not all this lucky, but this pet parent is living the dream. -- Global Animal

Dog Sees Snow For The First Time Ever

(RESCUE DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) A rescue dog from Colorado is going viral thanks to his priceless reaction after seeing snow for the very first time, and then trying to eat it all. -- Global Animal

Cruelty Isn’t Amusement: Six Flags Finally Faces The Elephant In The Room

(ELEPHANT RIDES/ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS) In another grand victory for elephants in California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo--the last zoo in the U.S. to still offer elephant rides--has cut ties with abusive elephant company Have Trunk Will Travel, and will no longer force elephants to give rides to park visitors. The decision comes just weeks after TripAdvisor announced they will no longer sell tickets to cruel animal attractions like elephant rides, swimming with dolphins, etc., and Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that prohibits the use of abusive bullhooks to train elephants. In 2011, Animal Defenders International (ADI) caught Have Trunk Will Travel handlers on tape beating elephants into submission with bullhooks--weapons that resemble fireplace pokers with a sharp metal hook on one end--and shocking them with electric prods. After the investigation, ADI presented the footage to Six Flags in an attempt to urge them to cancel elephant rides along with their other exotic animal attractions, and luckily the years of pressure have finally paid off. Continue reading for more on Six Flags' decision, as well as Have Trunk Will Travel's lengthy history of animal abuse. While you're at it, click here to urge travel companies to stop promoting cruel elephant rides. -- Global Animal

Teaching Compassion: What Every Parent Should Know

(ANIMAL WELFARE/OP-ED) Introducing children to animals is an important stage of parenting. How you present the human-animal relationship to a child will unquestionably echo into his/her adulthood. It's during these formative years where kids learn how to peacefully and respectfully coexist with living beings unlike themselves. Read on to learn what kids shouldn't be doing at the zoo.— Global Animal

Black Kittens Go Shopping For Black Friday

(FUNNY CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) The next time your shopping bag moves unwarranted—watch out! That bag may just be infested with cuteness. Watch these black kittens as they "go shopping" for Black Friday. -- Global Animal
Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE PETS) Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long-term commitment. Read on for a first hand account about fostering pets, and for a beginner's guide to animal fostering. — Global Animal

Anna Faris In The Doghouse After Rescued Dog Found On The Streets

(ANIMAL NEWS/CELEBRITY PETS) Actress Anna Faris is facing a $5,000 fine after a dog she adopted four years ago was recently found emaciated and wandering the streets. Kinder4Rescue, an animal adoption center in North Hollywood, claims the Scary Movie star violated a contract Faris signed when she first adopted the Chihuahua named Pete, stating that she would be required to notify the shelter if she ever re-homed the dog. The actress has since admitted to finding a new home for the dog after discovering her newborn son was allergic, and apologized for her mistake, saying: “My agreement with the animal rescue required me to contact them first before allowing another family to take Pete in. I failed to do this, and for that I am deeply sorry. I now understand the dangers of giving animals away for free." Fortunately the dog is now in good hands after being turned over to a local veterinarian, but we hope this scary event serves as a lesson that pet adoption should not be taken lightly. Continue reading for more on the story and click here for a list of questions to ask yourself before adopting a new pet. -- Global Animal