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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Abbey The Pig Beats The Summer Heat

(PIGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Have you ever seen a pig splashing around in a kiddie pool before? Watch Abbey the not-so-mini pig as she beats the summer heat! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Enjoy the final days of summer with this summer breakfast recipe. This Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait is not only vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, and soy-free, but it can also be made the night before and assembled so it's ready to go in the morning. Simply put together a big batch of overnight oats, chia jam, and  Coconut Whipped Cream. After the oats set and the jam cools, layer all the ingredients into jars. The batch makes about 4 servings so you can enjoy it on several occasions. It'll be there waiting for you as a breakfast or snack, and it'll keep for a few days--so easy, so good, and so perfect for summer! -- Global Animal

When Someone’s Telling A Story & You Know They’re Lying

(FUNNY PETS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Have you ever been in a situation where someone is telling you a story and you know they're lying? This dog certainly has. -- Global Animal

Some Monkeys Don’t Monkey Around

(FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS/ANIMAL SCIENCE) When it comes to fidelity, most mammals don't fit the bill of the model mate. But then again, most mammals aren't the Azara's owl monkey. In a world where 90 percent of mammals have multiple partners and cheating is common among all species, the Azara's owl monkey bucks the trend by indulging in monogamy. Read on to find out what drives their monogamy. The reason may surprise you. — Global Animal

This Reunion Between Swans Is Incredible

(BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heartwarming video, a loving swan is reunited with her partner after weeks apart, and it's magical. -- Global Animal

Dolphin Killing Season Surfaces In Japan

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS) This month marked the beginning of the cruel dolphin killing season which takes place in Taiji and other Japanese fishing towns, from September through March. Each year, upwards of 20,000 dolphins and other cetaceans are brutally slaughtered--often cruelly stabbed with knives, hooks and lances--in the annual hunt. While part of the dolphins' flesh is sold for meat, despite warnings of high-level mercury contamination, the primary motivation for the hunt is the captivity industry, where live, trained dolphins sell for a much higher price than dead ones. During the hunts, wild dolphins are driven into a cove, secured by nets, along the Taiji coast. They are held sometimes for days, while "show-quality" dolphins are picked out and torn away from their families. These animals are then trained and sold off at high profits (up to $200 000 per dolphin) to aquariums, marine parks, dolphin shows, and other tourist attractions all around the world. Typically, some--if not all--of the remaining dolphins are then killed and butchered for their flesh. The only way to put an end to this brutal annual killing of dolphins is to stop promoting captive dolphin entertainment. Call on the captivity industry to stop contributing to the demand that fuels these cruel hunts. Continue reading below for more on the annual Taiji dolphin hunts, and see all the ways that you can take action with the Dolphin Project at the links below. -- Global Animal

Dog Meets Capybara For The First Time

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Cabybaras are known for being gentle giants, but not if you're a dog. Wait til you see this pup's reaction to meeting one of the largest rodents in the world for the very first time! -- Global Animal

Got (Dairy-Free) Milk?

(BE GREEN/VEGANISM) Got (Soy) Milk? Got (Almond) Milk? Did you know these dairy alternatives boast more calcium than whole milk? Unlike the alternatives, dairy products contain such high amounts of fat and cholesterol that they can be considered unhealthy. And because cow milk is intended for calves, it's no surprise that over 75 percent of the world is lactose intolerant. So instead of "Got Milk?", maybe we should be saying, "Got Rice Milk?" Read on for a list of wonderful milk alternatives. And drink to your health! — Global Animal
Birds flying in the sky, fly in a V to save energy.

Why A ‘V’ Formation Is For The Birds

(BIRDS/ANIMAL NEWS) Everyone's familiar with the V formation that birds fly in when they travel, but do you know why they choose to fly in a V? Scientists from the Royal Veterinary College in London conducted a study published in the international journal, Nature, and concluded that the V formation is an energy saving way for birds to travel. Continue reading below to find out how birds save energy by flying in a V. — Global Animal

Grumpy Husky Can’t Resist Singing Along To Her Favorite Song

(CUTE DOGS/PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Even when she's feeling a bit grumpy, this husky can't resist singing along to her favorite song. -- Global Animal

Actual Footage Of When I Overreact

(PETS/CATS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) We all know what it's like to overreact from time to time. But does it ever look like this? Perhaps "overreacting" is an understatement for this frantic feline. -- Global Animal

Facelifts For Fido? 5 Peculiar Pet Procedures

(PETS) There's not much we wouldn't do for our animal companions. Designer duds, boutique hotels, and even plastic surgery? That's right. Pets have succumbed to the nips, tucks, and more that is usually reserved for their human counterparts. Read on for five of these unusual pet procedures and why our pets might have justifiable reasons for going under the knife. — Global Animal

Baby Turtle Is Unbelievably Cute

(PETS/BABY ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Have you ever seen something so unbelievably cute?! This baby turtle is the perfect cure for this Hump Day blues. -- Global Animal

Clever Dolphin Retrieves Girl’s Cell Phone From Ocean

(DOLPHINS/SMART ANIMALS/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS) When most cell phones are dropped into the ocean, they never see the light of day again. But in this case, Miami Heat dancer Teresa Cee got a little help from a very clever dolphin named Cacique. Watch as he returns the phone to her after she unexpectedly dropped it into the water during a photoshoot near New Providence, Bahamas. Cacique saved the day, but not necessarily her cell phone. It's the thought that counts, right? -- Global Animal