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Best Ever Quotes About Animals & Activism

(ANIMAL QUOTES) In celebration of Earth Day, check out our favorite quotes about animals throughout the ages. Read all the wisdom, compassion and humor to put yourself in the spirit of gratitude – and in tune with some of the world's greatest thinkers and humanitarians – true Global Animals!
The court in India feels that animal sacrifice should no longer be practiced in the modern era. Photo credit: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

An Act Of Faith? India’s Sacrifice Saves Animals

(ANIMAL  CRUELTY/ANIMAL WELFARE) Animal sacrifice has been a part of religious practices throughout history, and usually involves the cruel and merciless treatment of innocent animals. A region in Northern...

Headless Goat & Roosters: Victims Of Religion?

(CULTURE) Miami's South Beach residents were in for a scary surprise when a blue bag containing decapitated roosters and a goat was found floating by  luxury condos. The security guard who spotted the bag called Richard Couto, an animal activist and investigator, to look into the bizarre incident. Couto concluded that the animals are most likely victims of Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean religion popularized in Cuba and brought to Florida by immigrants, which oftentimes involves animal sacrifice. Read on to find out more about this cruel practice. — Global Animal

Why Every Day Needs To Be World Animal Day

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, October 4 is World Animal Day! Founded in 1925 by German writer Heinrich Zimmermann, the international day of action for animal rights and welfare appropriately takes place on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In many parts of the world, animals are still seen as objects rather than sentient beings. But World Animal Day aims to change these views by celebrating the important role animals play in our lives and how humans should coexist with nature. Read on to learn more about the history behind World Animal Day and its mission to make the world a better place for all animals. -- Global Animal

“You Know Chicken Is Chicken, Right?”

(GREEN/VEGETARIAN) In Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, 'Eating Animals,' the novelist shares his family's winding path toward vegetarianism. -- Global Animal

First Ever Fatwa Issued To Save Indonesian Wildlife

(WILDLIFE CONSERVATION/ENDANGERED SPECIES) The Indonesian council of Ulama, Indonesia's top Muslim Clerical body, has issued a fatwa calling on all Indonesian Muslims to help protect and conserve endangered species in the country. The Islamic religious decree, which also declares all illegal hunting or trading of endangered species as forbidden, is believed to be the first of its kind. While religion and animals often intertwine in positive and in not-so-positive ways, this edict comes at a time when Indonesia is outgunned by wildlife trafficking syndicates. Continue reading for more details on the fatwa and how it could help save Indonesian wildlife. — Global Animal
Top Reasons To Go Vegan: Meat Causes Heart Disease

Take The Meatless March Challenge

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN) Meatless March is in full swing and people across the world are embracing veganism and vegetarianism for their health, religion, the environment, and compassion for animals. During the month of March, you can cut back on your meat consumption by taking the Meat-Free Mondays Challenge. You can even eliminate all animal products from your diet and go completely vegan. — Global Animal

Do All Dogs Go To Heaven?

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP/DOGS) We all love our dogs, and recent research shows dogs probably love us back. So when a pet dies, it is with great sadness that guardians must bid farewell to their furry friends. Some consolation comes from the fact that they gave their pets the best lives they could, and for others, consolation comes from the belief of one day seeing their friends again. For instance, a couple of weeks ago Catholics and their animals took to their local churches for the traditional St. Francis of Assisi’s blessing, where some ask for the good health of their pet and others for their souls. But can animals go to heaven? Read the article below to find the answer. — Global Animal

Animal History Museum Features Global Animal

(ANIMAL NEWS) Global Animal is happy to announce that we have teamed up with the Animal History Museum and joined their ever-growing online library! The Animal History Museum is the first museum dedicated to understanding and celebrating the relationship between both humans and animals. Its purpose is to serve and educate the public through the creation of a museum in Los Angeles County, California, for the collection, preservation and exploration of the history, culture, science and law relating to the relationship between human and non-human animals; by presenting exhibitions, lectures and other activities that are consistent with, and supportive of, the museum’s educational goals and purpose. Read on to learn more about the educational online library. — Global Animal

The “Big Mac” Goes Veg?

(CULTURE) INDIA — Could it be true, an all vegetarian McDonald's? The all-veg Micky D's is set to open in Northern India sometime next year, according to Fox News. With McDonalds being the world's largest fast-food chain, they definitely have the power to make a difference for animals used for food. If the public starts to demand more plant-based menu items these corporations will have to respond. You can help! Request more plant-based options at your local eateries. Whether it be a fast food chain or mom-and-pop diner. Read on to learn more about McDonald's plans for an all vegetarian restaurant. — Global Animal

Bill Maher Tweets Against New Hunting Act

(CELEBRITY) Outspoken comedian Bill Maher recently tweeted against the "Sportsman's Heritage Act of 2012." Calling the legislation "bullish-t," Maher spoke out to his followers against the proposal. Already passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, if the Senate approves the law, the lives of wild animals like polar bears could be up for commercial hunt. Read on to learn about Bill Maher's passion for polar bears, and what you can do to reach your Senators. — Global Animal 

Animal Studies And Humanities Merge

(ANIMAL STUDIES) The educational field of Animal Studies hasn't had a proper home on most American college campuses to date, but many universities are currently developing their own individually progressive programs. The lines are slowly being blurred between animal studies and humanities; as they each touch on humans, animals, and the effects both have on each other. Read on for more on schools progression towards the post-humanities. — Global Animal

Prepare Thyself: Rapture Insurance For Pets

(PETS/CULTURE) Those who believe in the Rapture can now get insurance for their pets who are 'left behind.' Read how for $135, a website called Eternal Earth-Bound Pets guarantees that animal-loving atheists will take care of your dogs, cats, birds and caged pets if you are Raptured. -- Global Animal