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Monthly Archives: May 2017

The King Of The Sea? How China’s King-Sized Appetite Is Sinking The Global Fishing...

(OVERFISHING/OCEAN CONSERVATION) As the world's biggest seafood exporter, China has the largest fleet of deep-sea fishing vessels and an enormous population that accounts for more than a third of all fish consumption worldwide. However, this insatiable demand has a drastic impact on our world's oceans as desperate fishermen are sailing farther to exploit waters across the globe. Chinese boat owners are heading to places prone to endemic corruption and lacking government regulation like West Africa, where the local government is more concerned with issues like domestic unemployment and food security rather than ocean conservation. West Africa currently provides a majority of fish caught by China's growing fleet of distant-water vessels, yet many of these Chinese fishermen rely on government funding to build ships and fuel their international journeys. For instance, between 2011 and 2015, these subsidies amounted to nearly $22 billion--almost three times more than the previous four years, and not including the tens of millions provided to support local Chinese fishing companies. Given the alarming scale of fishing overcapacity, environmentalists warn that without any action, we could face a mass extinction of our Earth's seas. Continue reading below to learn more about the global rise in illegal fishing and how overfishing is depleting our world's oceans. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Green Pizza

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, why not try a delicious spring recipe that makes the most of this season's freshest ingredients? This yummy green pizza with a cauliflower base does just that! The unconventional grain-free pizza base is made with cauliflower, which--believe it or not--is actually much easier than making a traditional pizza crust since it doesn't require any kneading or time for the dough to rise. The cauliflower is blended into a rice-like consistency, giving it a softer texture than traditional pizza, but it still holds together very well and has a nice, slightly sweet flavor. Add traditional tomato sauce, spinach, and thinly shaved zucchini before baking, then add even more green leaves with drizzled herb and lemon sauce post-baking, and voila! Happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meet Roomba’s Greatest Predator, Woodsie The Pit Bull

(DOGS/PIT BULLS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) There's no doubt that cats and dogs absolutely hate vacuum cleaners. This pit bull is no exception. Watch as Woodsie faces off against his worst enemy, the Roomba. -- Global Animal