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Monthly Archives: March 2018


An Accurate Representation Of What It’s Like To Be Short

(DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This video goes out to all of the shorties out there! Watch this dog's accurate representation of what it's like to be short. In this instance, maybe it's for the best! -- Global Animal

Versace Goes Fur-Free: Donatella Says, ‘I Don’t Want To Kill Animals To Make Fashion’

(FUR/FASHION) In a major step forward for the fashion industry, Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla have announced they will no longer use real fur in their products, making it the latest high-end fashion retailer to go fur-free. In a recent interview for The Economist’s 1843 magazine, Donatella Versace said, "“Fur? I am out of that. I don’t want to kill animals to make fashion. It doesn’t feel right." Versace was synonymous with animal skins for decades, so her decision is a pivotol move coming from a luxury brand that's largely avoided the issue until now. As animal rights groups put increasing pressure on designers and consumer demographics continue to evolve, it's no surprise that a growing number of brands are denouncing their use of fur--this includes labels like Gucci, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Givenchy, Michael Kors, and many more. This just goes to show that compassionate fashion has never been more on trend. Read on to learn more about the fashion retailers' historic decision. -- Global Animal

Kitty Sits With Her New Best Friend

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Nothing to see here, just one cool cat chilling out with her new best friend, a stuffed panda bear. For a guaranteed smile every day, follow Siberian cats Mies and Moof on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Cures For Canines: How To Naturally Treat Your Dog’s Arthritis

(DOGS/PET CARE) Arthritis can be extremely painful to experience and to watch. It's heart-aching to watch your fur baby wobble around with unhealthy legs. The main cause of arthritis is chronic inflammation. In simpler words, the immune system discards proteins that pose damage to the joints. The discarded proteins cause cells to secrete more toxic proteins, resulting in chronic inflammation. It might appear that giving your dog anti-inflammation drugs will cure arthritis. But this is not as easy as it seems. Alternatively, research indicates anti-inflammatory drugs can do more harm than good. Listed below are steps that can help cure arthritics. These tips may not work as quickly as medication, but they are beneficial in the long-term and have no harmful side effects. -- Global Animal

United Airlines In The Dog House (Again) After Puppy Dies On Flight

(ANIMAL NEWS/PET TRAVEL) A 10-month-old French Bulldog puppy died aboard a United Airlines flight Monday after a flight attendant adamantly instructed the unnamed passenger to place the dog in an overhead storage bin. The airline's policy states all animals traveling inside the cabin should be in a carrier and 'fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times.' Unfortunately in this instance, the carrier was slightly too large to fit under the seat, so the flight attendant advised the pup's parent to store her carrier, with the pet inside, in an overhead bin for the duration of the 3-hour flight from Houston to New York. But this is hardly the first animal to die aboard a United Airlines flight. In April last year, Simon--destined to be the world's largest rabbit--died while traveling on a United flight between London and Chicago. In fact, the airline reported more animal deaths on flights last year than any other U.S. carrier. A shocking total of 18 animals died on United flights last year, whereas there were only two animal deaths, respectively, on Delta and American flights in 2017. There are two important lessons to be learned from this tragedy: 1) pets should never be placed in the overhead bin, and 2) never, ever fly United. Read on for the details behind this sad story, and click here to check out these 10 tips for safe air travel with pets.-- Global Animal

Diver Befriends A Spotted Moray Eel

(OCEANS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) When famed Australian diver and ocean conservationist Valerie Taylor first discovered the home of a spotted moral eel near Banda Island, Indonesia, she tried to befriend the animal by offering a fish. Of course, the eel hid--a natural reaction to being approached by a human. But after Taylor tried a few more times over the course of several years, she eventually won the grumpy animal over. Ever since, the 6-foot-long, brown spotted eel--affectionately named "Honey"--has seemed to recognize and approach her. According to Taylor, the eel even seems to love being held and cuddled. "We have become great friends," Taylor said in a video posted by the Central Florida Aquarium Society. -- Global Animal

Cheeky Baby Giraffe Sticks Out Tongue

(BABY ANIMALS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This baby Masai Giraffe was born February 2, 2018 at the Kansas City Zoo. Watch as the cheeky female calf gets ready for her close-up! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thai Green Curry With Spring Vegetables

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, keep things green with this healthy, vegan Thai green curry with spring vegetables. Full of flavor, this dish features fresh asparagus (or snow peas), carrots, and spinach, served over a bed of rice or quinoa as an interesting alternative. You can add tofu, but it's plenty hearty without it and still simple enough for weeknight dinners. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

When Your Dog Smells Another Dog On You

(DOGS/FUNNY ANIMAL VIDEOS) Your dog always knows if you've been dog cheating. If you're a pup parent and you see a cute dog, sometimes it's best to just keep walking! -- Global Animal

Dog Takes Care of Passed Out Friend

(ANIMAL VIDEOS/DOGS) This dog certainly knows how to be there for his furry friend in his time of need. Watch as the pup looks over his passed out friend who might have had one too many dog biscuits last night. -- Global Animal

Loyal Rooster Meets His Favorite Girl At Her Bus Stop Every Day

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This very loyal rooster named Frog runs to meet his favorite girl at the bus stop every single day! For more of Frog the Rooster, follow him on Instagram. -- Global Animal

Penguins Take An Accidental Selfie

(CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS/WILDLIFE) Watch what happens when two curious penguins stumble upon an Australian Antarctic Division researcher's camera. The pair surprisingly take a pretty good accidental selfie. -- Global Animal

Is It True? Can Dogs Smell Cancer & Lactose Intolerance?

(DOGS) Dogs possess an impressively strong sense of smell. They are used as service dogs because of this particular ability, which helps in bomb detection, disease identification, and so on. They can even smell the amino acids that are absent from their diets and may push aside the food bowl. Quite recently, the talk of the town was that dogs could smell cancer in humans at the earliest stage. A dog is guided by the power of his olfactory cortex rather than visual cortex. He explores the world by the delightful scents rather than attractive colors. A dog can smell roses and leaves, but cannot see their pretty colors. -- Global Animal

Laptop Is A Kitten Magnet

(CATS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) What is it with cats and laptops? There's just something about computers that's simply magnetizing for both humans and cats alike. -- Global Animal