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Put Your Paws Up For Black Cat Appreciation Day!

(CATS/PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In celebration of Black Cat Appreciation Day, enjoy this fun, animated video from Furball Fables. Believe it or not, there's still a lot of stigma surrounding black cats as they are the least likely to be adopted at animal shelters. Black cats are often portrayed as spooky and bad luck, but luckily this is all starting to change as they are growing in popularity. The new book "Black Cats Tell All," edited by Layla Morgan Wilde from Cat Wisdom 101, is helping reverse negative stereotypes and create a new myth for black cats. The book features over 100 black cats from all over the world, including celebrity cats from Youtube and Instagram, as well as Furball Fables' very own black cat Buddha. The movement to re-brand black cats as paw-sitive, lovable pets is going strong and growing every year. Black cats are cool! Pass it on! -- Global Animal

Be A Lionheart For Lions This World Lion Day!

(LIONS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, August 10 is World Lion Day! Celebrating the almightly King of the Jungle, this international holiday aims to raise awareness about the plight of lions and help save them from extinction. African lion numbers are dropping drastically as wealthy hunters pay tens of thousands of dollars to hunt these magnificent creatures. In July 2015, Cecil the lion was notoriously shot and killed by an American trophy hunter who paid a whopping $50,000 for the hunt. Almost exactly two years after the famed lion's death, one of Cecil's sons Xanda was also killed in similar circumstances during a trophy hunt last month. Lions have been under threat of poachers for centuries, and the killing of Xanda just demonstrates how trophy hunters have learned absolutely nothing from the international outcry following Cecil's death. These callous killers continue to poach even though there are as few as 20,000 African lions remaining in the wild. We must call on government officials and the tourism industry to take responsibility--join the global movement today. Continue reading below for reasons to love lions this World Lion Day. -- Global Animal
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International Cat Day: Fun Facts Celebrating Our Favorite Felines

(CATS/PETS) Today, August 8 is International Cat Day! Founded by the International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002, International Cat Day is dedicated to celebrating people's passion for their feline friends, while spreading awareness for cats in need. But today isn't the only day dedicated to cats. There's also also National Cat Day on October 29, Respect Your Cat Day on March 28, World Cat Day on February 17, and of course, every cat lover's favorite day of the week, Caturday! Read on for more on International Cat Day, and for other fun facts about our favorite felines. -- Global Animal

Hiking Tips For You & Your Dog

(DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) Former wilderness ranger Ceiridwen Terrill has trekked through the woods for pleasure and for work, and she's always done it with her two Shepherd mixes by her side. In the interview below, Terrill talks about safety, guidelines, and supplies while hiking with our four-legged friends. Although Terrill's two dogs have been hiking for years, she outlines the most important tips to protect you and your dog from anything and everything the wild offers. Read on to get all the facts from Terrill and to learn about a few hiking areas that are dog-friendly. — Global Animal

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