Monthly Archives: February 2018

Twice As Nice? Barbra Streisand Reveals Her Ruff Replicas

(CELEBRITY PETS) In an interview with Variety published Tuesday, legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand revealed that two of her dogs, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett, were cloned from her 14-year-old Coton du Tulear Samantha, who died last year. Before Samantha died, Streisand had cells taken from the dog's mouth and stomach to produce not one, but two genetic twins of the original animal--which can cost upwards of $50,000 per clone. The process has been available to the elite for over a decade now, and while it may sound like a fantastic idea to pet lovers, there are a number of reasons why pet parents shouldn't follow in the star's footsteps. Not only is the practice largely unregulated, but producing one clone requires a number of animals to help bring the animal to life. In fact, California even attempted to ban the practice in 2005, with officials citing health concerns and worries that shelters would become unmanageable. But the bill was ultimately voted down. Read on to learn more about pet cloning and click here for 12 reasons you don't want to clone your pet. -- Global Animal

Horses Slide Down Grassy Hill

(HORSES/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Check out this shocking footage of a team of horses gleefully rolling down a grassy hill. Experts say this 'rolling' behavior is like a massage for the horses and can be quite contagious. -- Global Animal

SeaWorld CEO Steps Down As Revenue Continues To Dive

(SEAWORLD/ANIMAL WELFARE) Despite marketing campaigns promising a rebound, SeaWorld Entertainment CEO Joel Manby is stepping down after less than three years on the job. Amid fallout from the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the theme park continues to struggle with sinking attendance due to concerns over animals in captivity. Regardless of SeaWorld's announcement two years ago to stop breeding captive killer whales, revenue keeps taking a dive as the company posted a fourth-quarter loss of $20.4 million on Tuesday. While it's unclear whether it was Manby's decision alone to leave the company or that of the board of directors, Manby said in a statement Tuesday, “This is the right time to identify a new CEO as the company enters its next phase of intensified focus on execution and growth.” Read on to learn what's next for SeaWorld and how shifting cultural perspectives are contributing to the theme park's demise. -- Global Animal

Dog Goes Crazy For Walks

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This little rescue dog goes absolutely crazy for W-A-L-K-S! Her dad can't even say the word without her freaking out. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks Over Hemp Pesto Zoodles

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, try a simple meal that seems fantastically gourmet. These vegan parmesan cauliflower steaks served over hemp pesto zoodles are deliciously filling and hearty in all the right ways. The vegan parmesan is a simple mix of raw cashews, nutritional yeast, and spices, so every hunk of roasted cauliflower is bursting with cheesy flavor, but without the dairy. Simply toss the zucchini noodles with a thick hemp pesto sauce, and voila! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Fabulous Dog Strikes A Pose

(DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) This dog might be the most fabulous dog we've ever seen. Just look at that face as he strikes a pose! -- Global Animal

When You Want Cuddles But You’re A Strong, Independent Kitty

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Who needs a cuddle buddy when you have yourself?! This strong, independent kitten can teach you how. Just watch and learn from this cuddle expert! -- Global Animal

Beach Cat Loves Swimming In The Ocean

(CATS/ANIMAL VIDEOS) Have you ever seen a cat at the beach before? This rescue cat decided to try swimming in the ocean with her parents one day, and as it turns out, she absolutely loves it! -- Global Animal

Comfort Dogs Bring Love & Support To Parkland, Florida

(SERVICE ANIMALS/THERAPY DOGS) They say a dog is man's best friend, and these LCC K-9 comfort dogs are proving it to be true. With unconditional love in their hearts, 19 Golden Retrievers made their way to Parkland, Florida, to comfort those affected by the tragic Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These specially trained service dogs were dispatched to help those closest to the tragedy relax as they open up about their feelings and what they endured. Read on to find out more about these caring canines and their important mission in Florida. -- Global Animal

Gotcha The Crazy Cockatoo Throwing Things

(BIRDS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Throwing things is a common bird behavior, especially among cockatoos. Watch this cockatoo named Gotcha throw anything and everything that comes his way! -- Global Animal

Adorable Animal Antics (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE/ANIMAL PICTURES) Animals can't help but be cute sometimes. Take a look at the adorable activities these pets and wildlife have been caught doing on camera! — Global Animal

Baby Bunny Bath Time

(RABBITS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) What's cuter than bunnies taking a bath? Hop in, the water is fine! -- Global Animal

Uh-Oh, You’re Home Early! Dogs Behaving Badly

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) We've all heard that when the cat's away the mice will play, but look what trouble dogs can get into! Have a laugh and be thankful these little rascals don't live in your home. And learn how to stop a destructive dog from chewing furniture and other valuables. — Global Animal

Mama Cat Playing With Her Kitten Is The Cutest

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This mama cat playing with her kitten is sure to brighten up your day! -- Global Animal