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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Best & Worst States In Animal Protection Revealed

(ANIMAL WELARE/ANIMAL LAWS) The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has released it’s 12th annual report ranking animal protection laws throughout the United States. Over the last few years, over three quarters of the U.S. have improved its animal protection laws, with Pennsylvania being the most-improved state of 2017. For the 10th consecutive year, Illinois ranked in first place, while Kentucky holds firmly to the bottom spot for the 11th year in a row. Read on to learn more about this past year's report and see how your home state ranked. -- Global Animal

Have You Ever Seen A Cow This Moo-tiful?

(FARM ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Who knew a cow could be so dreamy? Just look at the twinkle in her eyes! For more of the adorable animals at Rancho Relaxo, a farm animal rescue, follow President and Founder Caitlin Cimini on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Curried Tomato Tortellini Soup

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, warm up with a nice, steamy bowl of curried tomato tortellini soup. This fortifying lentil and tomato-based stew is filled with hearty, tender dumplings, spiked with a range of spices, and boosted with plenty of spinach. Not only is it delicious and filling, but it's also simple, week-night friendly, and great for leftovers. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Steve-O Finds True Love After Rescuing Peruvian Street Dog

(DOG RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) On a recent trip to Mount Tocllaraju in Peru for his YouTube series Ultimate Expedition, vegan celebrity Steve-O recruits a street dog to join him on some mountain climbing adventures. Little did he know, he would end up finding true love and a life-long companion. -- Global Animal

Cat Loves To Play In Puddles

(PETS/CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This is the way cats roll down under in Australia! Watch Felix the Russian Blue cat take a plunge in his favorite muddy puddle! -- Global Animal

Frenchie Has Serious Food Envy

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) You know the feeling when your food arrives and your friend's plate looks better than your own? This Frenchie can certainly relate. This hungry dog's food envy is real. For more of Ten the French Bulldog and Kuma the pug, follow the adorable duo on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Puppy Perplexed By Windshield Wipers

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This perplexed pup simply can't take his eyes off the windshield wipers! They're just hypnotizing! -- Global Animal

The Hunt For California’s Lost ‘Fire Cats’

(LOST CATS/ANIMAL RESCUE) After wildfires and mudslides ravaged California, many cats--both pets and strays--have disappeared. While some are injured, others are still in hiding, with many missing amid the rubble. A number of volunteers and animal welfare organizations have stepped in to help save these scared, displaced cats and reunite them with their beloved families. Read on to learn more about these heroic individuals' dedicated efforts to provide as many happy endings as possible. -- Global Animal

Dog Cuddles Her Blanket Every Night Before Sleep

(PIT BULLS/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Bexley the pit bull just loves to cuddle up with her blanket every night before sleep. How could anyone discriminate against this sweet pup!? For more of Bexley Rose the American pit bull, follow her on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Cuckoo Birds: Con Men Of The Sky

(WILDLIFE/BIRDS) Many animals mimic predators for self defense: the mimic octopus imitates several species of dangerous fish, the harmless milk snake looks very similar to the deadly coral snake, and butterflies have wings that look like owl eyes. Cuckoos mimic the predatory sparrow hawk, but for a slightly different reason. Read on to discover the effect the cuckoo's deceptive plumage has on other birds. — Global Animal

“Say Cheese, Fluffy!” How To Take Pet Photos Like A Pro

(ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) Like a chocolate soufflé, pet photos are wonderful to enjoy but can be difficult to create. Wish you could take perfect pictures of your beloved pet? Check out these expert tips from a professional pet photographer. — Global Animal

This Special Rat Loves Eating Upside Down

(CUTE PETS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Pan is a special needs rat who was saved from being eaten by a snake when he was only 5 weeks old. He has suffered from seizures and other issues throughout his whole life. He cannot climb or do things like most rats, but he is as sweet as can be! Watch him do one of his favorite things in the world: eating upside down! -- Global Animal
Circus Abuse, Disney Movie, Elephants, Elephants in the circus

UPDATE: Ringleader State Falls Short Of Becoming The First To Ban Exotic Animal Circus...

(ANIMAL NEWS/CIRCUSES) After overwhelmingly sweeping the Senate by a vote of 31-0, New Jersey now leads as the first U.S. state to ban traveling wild animal acts. Last year, Illinois and New York similarly banned all traveling acts with elephants, but New Jersey is the first to prohibit all wild or exotic animals in traveling shows. Circuses have been on the decline ever since Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey folded its tents for good in May of last year. As audiences turn away from animal circuses in droves, a number of jurisdictions are considering bans on wild animal circus acts--including a federal bill called the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act. First introduced as “Nosey’s Law," named after an abused circus elephant whose freedom has been the focus of a bitter public lawsuit, the legislation is not the first of its kind and it certainly won't be the last. Read on to learn more about the new law, which activists say has been a long time coming. -- Global Animal

When Someone Brings Me Food

(PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) The look of joy on this hedgehog's face as he's being fed is guaranteed to make your day. -- Global Animal