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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Adorable Hedgehog Gets Stuck In His Croissant

(FUNNY PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch the adorable moment when a tiny hedgehog named Jelatony kicks with all his might after getting stuck in a croissant-shaped pillow. Just look at those little legs go! -- Global Animal

See How A Golden Retriever Handles Being Home Alone

(FUNNY DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Ever wonder how a Golden Retriever handles being alone at home? Well, you're looking at it. -- Global Animal

Meet The Most Trafficked Mammal In The World

(WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING) The little-known pangolin is a tiny, nocturnal, Armadillo-like creature who is very shy. Their large Keratin scales that cover their skin help protect them from predators. But unfortunately, these scales do not protect them from humans. In certain parts of Asia, the Keratin scales are used for medicinal purposes. Just last week, Ivory Coast officials confiscated over 3 tons of pangolin scales in transit to China. This massacre of an estimated 4,000 pangolins has devastated their population. Read on to learn more about the pangolin and see how you can help save these innocent animals from traffickers. -- Global Animal

Clever Service Dog Protects Girl’s Head During Seizure

(SERVICE DOGS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch how Colt the service dog is trained to protect his guardian's head during seizures. Because she suffered from a traumatic brain injury, it's incredibly dangerous for her to hit her head. But luckily, she has Colt to come to her rescue. As you see in this reenactment video, it's always important to keep up with training so Colt is not in danger when assisting. -- Global Animal

Man & Cool Cat High Five & Fist Bump

(FUNNY PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Watch the amazing moment when a man strolls over to not only high five, but also fist bump one very cool cat. -- Global Animal

A Doggy Deficit? How America Is ‘Running Out’ Of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

(WORKING DOGS) Given the rise in terrorism in recent years, the demand for detection dogs is high--and so are prices (exceeding $25,000 per dog). While researchers have yet to develop a device as efficient as a dog's nose, the supply of bomb-sniffing dogs is dwindling worldwide, and experts say the U.S. is particularly vulnerable. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has 1,000 dogs in its workforce, and needs at least 350 new dogs annually to replace those who retire. In order to meet this quota, TSA agents and buyers for the U.S. military rely on brokers who source dogs from puppy mills in Eastern Europe. But in reality, we shouldn't be importing dogs at all when the U.S. euthanizes millions of perfectly trainable dogs each year. Many of these dogs are either purebred with excellent scent capabilities including, but not limited to, Pointers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Labradors, or crossbreeds of these dogs. Instead, we must turn to animal shelters and rescue organizations, and train these dogs for security purposes. Read on to learn more about this doggy deficit, and how the U.S. could become self-sufficient when it comes to detection dogs. -- Global Animal

English Bulldog Loves Watching Horror Movies

(CUTE DOGS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Khaleesi the English Bulldog loves watching horror movies, and she always tries to protect potential victims from harm. She is especially vocal when children are in danger, as seen in this clip from the horror film, The Conjuring. -- Global Animal

Actual Footage Of Me Zoning Out At Work On A Monday

(FUNNY CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) It looks like someone's got a case of the Mondays... -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, why not try something new? These Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos are the perfect combination of a salad and a handheld snack. A flavorful fusion, this dish takes all of our favorite Thai flavors and stuffs them inside of a taco. Featuring carrots, bell peppers, purple cabbage, and green onions, this robust recipe utilizes fresh vegetables in a beautiful way. The best part? It all comes together in just about 40 minutes! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Dogs Hang Ten At The World Dog Surfing Championships

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Dozens of talented dogs competed in the second annual World Dog Surfing Championship outside San Francisco, California, on Saturday, and these dogs did not disappoint! The top dog surfers were matched according to their weight/size and competed in various categories for solo and tandem surfing--human/dog, and dog/dog. There was also a frisbee and fetch competition, a canine fashion/costume contest, dog adoptions and even a wellness fair. Proceeds were donated to a number of animal, environmental, and surfing non-profit organizations. Talk about a tail-wagging good time! -- Global Animal

Guinea Pig With Shades Plays With Fidget Spinner

(CUTE PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Admit it, this guinea pig is cooler than we'll ever be. -- Global Animal

Rescued Baby Sloth Happy To Be Safe

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Thanks to the Sloth Institute of Costa Rica, this rescued baby sloth gets a second chance at life. Just look at his smiling face--he's so happy to be in safe hands! -- Global Animal

New York City Crushes Millions Of Dollars’ Worth Of Illegal Ivory To Save Elephants

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) NEW YORK CITY -- In a move to combat the illegal ivory trade that kills countless elephants each day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation destroyed over two tons of ivory in Central Park on Thursday. While the practice is controversial, the destruction of piles of confiscated tusks, trinkets, statues, and jewelry sends a powerful message that the material should have no worth. Even though opinions regarding the value of destroying ivory are mixed, the hope is that the act will encourage an end to elephant poaching. More than a dozen nations--including China, France, and Kenya--have also destroyed their confiscated ivory stockpiles in recent years. Read on to learn more about the federal ivory ban, and the significance of Thursday's ivory crush taking place in the middle of the world’s most famous public park. -- Global Animal

Maintaining A Healthy Fish Tank: Tips For A Happy, Healthy Aquarium

(PET CARE/FISH) Keeping your fish healthy and happy begins with having a well maintained tank. Here are some helpful tips from the Humane Society on how to set up and take proper care of your fish tank. — Global Animal