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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Fat Cat Gets Bathed & Massaged

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Ain't this the life?! This fat cat is seriously enjoying his bath time. It's the total cat spa treatment. -- Global Animal

When You Get Home After A Long Day

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) We all aim to be productive when we get home at the end of the day, but sometimes this is the reality of the situation--see English Bulldog above. -- Global Animal

This Puppy Just Found His Feet

(DOGS/PUPPIES/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This puppy just found his feet and it's the cutest thing! Don't we all wish we were this easily amused? -- Global Animal

Why Does My Dog Circle Before Lying Down?

(DOGS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) Does your dog walk in a circle before he/she lays down? Experts claim the bizarrely cute ritual is most likely a habit residing from the days our dogs' ancestors lived out in the wild. Circling around a spot is a way for dogs to subconsciously stamp down grass and leaves in order to create a level surface to sleep on, like a nest.  Read on to learn more about your dog's behavior and when circling could be cause for concern. — Global Animal

This Horse Defines “Overdramatic”

(HORSES/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) This horse literally defines the word "overdramatic." Can you disagree? -- Global Animal

Just A Dog & A Fox Sharing An Ice Cream Cone

(DOGS/WILDLIFE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) There's nothing sweeter than this fox and dog enjoying an ice cream cone together! But remember, not all human food is for animals! Always have caution with summertime sweets! -- Global Animal

Dog Has A Sixth Sense For Snacks

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Dogs seem to have a sixth sense for snack time. This dad and doggy duo are just like all of us dog lovers whenever we try to eat at home. For more of Patrick and Quincy, follow them on Instagram @ patrickbarnesvine. -- Global Animal

The Great Climate Silence: Denying Our Earth’s Decline

(CLIMATE CHANGE/GLOBAL WARMING) How can we plan for a future when we're damaging the Earth in ways that threaten its very survival? Simply put, human activities are disrupting Earth's ability to function. Yet despite surmounting evidence, influential voices--including our own president--claim nothing is happening and that scientists are deceiving us. But (believe it or not) our human imprint on the global environment rivals some of the greatest forces of nature. Due to the ever-growing and persistent presence of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere for millions of years, global warming from the 20th and 21st Century is expected to quell our next ice age (in 50,000 years) and quite possibly the one to follow, as well (in 130,000 years). In the article below, public intellectual and Professor Clive Hamilton addresses the Great Climate Silence--in other words, how society is largely ignoring and/or downplaying the real threat of climate change. He claims that we are in a bizarre situation where humankind is strong enough to change the course of the Earth, yet we are unable to regulate ourselves. Continue reading below for an edited extract from Hamilton’s Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene, and learn more the detriment of our intellectual surrender. -- Global Animal

The Rolliest Rolls Of All Time

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Who doesn't love Shar Pei puppies?! This little guy has the rolliest rolls of all time! They're just too cute! -- Global Animal

This Cat Has The Deepest Meow We’ve Ever Heard!

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Step aside, Barry White! This cat has the deepest meow we've ever heard (or does he?), and it's absolutely hilarious! Jack, the black and white moggy, might just have the deepest voice in the world! What do you think? -- Global Animal

Killer Karma? Trophy Hunter Crushed To Death By Dying Elephant

(WILDLIFE/TROPHY HUNTING) In an ironic turn of events, famed big game hunter Theunis Botha died last week after being crushed by a wounded elephant during an expedition. Botha was leading a hunt near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe--the same park where Cecil the lion was killed in July 2015, when the group came across a herd of elephants during breeding. The encounter spooked the herd, prompting three of the elephants to charge at the men. Botha fired his rifle at the animals, but one reportedly managed to lift him into the air with her trunk. A member of the group then shot the elephant, who collapsed and fell on top of Botha, crushing him to death. Botha led high-paying tourists on hunting trips for over 30 years. While people rightfully share sympathy for his family's loss, it's important to remember that they aren't the only ones whose beloved family member was killed that day (and during Botha's three decades in business). We strongly oppose the killing of any animal--especially when it's a species critically in danger of extinction. But no matter where you stand, let this tragic incident serve as a reminder of the power of Mother Nature and the risks associated with this cruel sport. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Seared Pepper Tacos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Make Taco Tuesdays great again with these delicious seared pepper tacos! For this week's meatless meal, try this vegan version of a healthy and versatile favorite--tacos! Instead of overloading on spices, these tacos rely on flavors from the freshest ingredients like lime, avocado, and garlic for richness (in lieu of cheese and sour cream). Use corn tortillas for a completely vegan and gluten-free meal. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Underwater Corgi Butt!

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) It's almost as if this swimming corgi's butt has a mind of its own! Man the torpedoes! -- Global Animal

Woman Dedicates Life To Special Needs Baby Goats

(GOATS/BABY ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This woman has a house full of special needs baby goats. What a dream come true! To help Leanne rescue more goats, please consider supporting Goats of Anarchy. -- Global Animal