Friday, May 14, 2021

Palin Disses First Dog Bo In White House Christmas Card

(EDITORIAL) Sarah Palin, in her embarrassing grab for attention and headlines, has put the White House Christmas card, showing Bo Obama curled up by the fireplace, on her latest hit list. Apparently too much dog and not enough 'family.' We disagree!

Horse Tragedy Or Low Ratings? HBO Cancels Luck

(TV ANIMALS) Three horses died during the HBO filming of the TV show Luck, but do we know the whole story? Buzz Bissinger dives into the horse tragedy taking on Luck's writer and director team David Milch and Michael Mann, as well as HBO. The show may not have been cancelled for the death of three horses, but instead for its low ratings. Read the article below and tell us what you think. — Global Animal

California Wildfire Relief: Here’s What Your Gift To Animals Looks Like

(HELP ANIMALS/DISASTER RELIEF) Earlier this month, four major wildfires broke out within 24 hours in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The outbreaks forced over 200,000 people to evacuate, and thousands of firefighters were summoned to help. The still-raging Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara County is now the largest fire in California history, burning 273,400 acres and destroying 775 homes since it began on December 4. So far, the Global Animal Foundation has raised over $3,000 to help the hundreds of pets and other animals displaced by the fires as committed animal rescue organizations work around-the-clock to save and keep animals safe and healthy. -- Global Animal

India: The Dolphin Showstopper

(CAPTIVE DOLPHINS) Hooray for cetaceans! Late last week, India banned the exploitation of dolphins for entertainment purposes and is now the largest of four countries, including Costa Rica, Hungary, and Chile, to prohibit the practice. In many parts of the world, dolphin shows are big business—which begs the question: what compelled India to make this decision? Due to the dolphin's high level of intelligence, Indian regulators have deemed the cetaceans as "non-human persons" with specific rights and freedoms. Read on for more about this compassionate piece of legislation, which is a major step in the right direction. — Global Animal

500 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mill

(ANIMAL WELFARE) CANADA — More than 500 dogs were rescued from a Montreal puppy mill this past weekend in what may be the largest animal cruelty case in the province's history. Quebec is dubbed the puppy mill capital of North America, and this most recent rescue is just the latest in a series of disturbing cases. It's a bittersweet victory, knowing thousands more dogs await their rescue in the area. Read on about what Quebec's government is planning to do to end the abuse. — Global Animal

UPDATE: South Korea Whaling

(WHALING) SOUTH KOREA — Thankfully the South Korean government has decided to scrap a controversial plan to hunt whales for scientific research. Environmentalist and non-whaling nations were suspect the plan was a cover for commercial whaling and were instrumental in getting the idea thrown out.  Read more on the prime minister's decision below. — Global Animal 

Rat Disguised As Skunk Gets Poisonous

(ANIMAL SCIENCE) In nature, many animals use elements in the environment to become poisonous and help protect themselves from predators. The African Crested Rat has a trick up his sleeve, one that's dangerous even for him. But don't be fooled by his skunk-like garb - it's not his smell that will get you. Read more to find out how the African crested rat poisons himself to survive. — Global Animal

Companies That Don’t Test On Animals (RESOURCE)

(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) Here's a comprehensive list of companies that do not test on animals. This list is compiled and is updated several times a year by PETA. Those marked with an asterisk (*) manufacture strictly vegan products—made without animal ingredients, such as milk and egg byproducts, slaughterhouse byproducts, lanolin from sheep, honey, or beeswax. You may also be interested in: Tips For Compassionate Shopping. – Global Animal
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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Pet First Aid Essentials

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Are you prepared to care for your pet if he or she gets hurt? Here is a list of essential supplies to have on hand in a pet first aid kit. — Global Animal

Tarzan Star Arrested For Possession Of Wild Animals

(ANIMAL NEWS) Steve Sipek, also known as Spanish Tarzan, was recently released from jail following his arrest for misdemeanor charges of possession of wild animals without a USDA permit and possession of wild animals as pets. He has repeatedly failed to fix deficiencies at his Loxahatchee compound and one of his tigers was killed because of it. In 2004, a 600-pound tiger named Bobo escaped from his enclosure and ended up being shot five times with an assault rifle by a wildlife officer. Sipek's affinity for big cats stems from a 1975 incident where a lion saved his life by dragging him out of a fire. Although Sipek seems to have good intentions, they have deadly consequences for the very animals he professes to love. Perhaps this King of the Jungle's energy would be better spent contributing to big cat rescue rather than becoming another wildlife jailer. Tarzan friend of wildlife, me don't think so. — Global Animal

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Shameful Smithfield Factory Pig Farm Reneges On Humane Promises

Dec. 15, 2010 -  Smithfield Foods, the largest factory farm for pigs, may know no shame, but it knows a lot about torture. Smithfield is reneging on its promise to end the use of  'gestation crates' by 2017. Let's call these crates what they really are: torture crates. They drive pigs, who are smarter than dogs, insane because they literally can't move an inch for their entire lives. We call on everybody with a heart to read this story and take action against this company. And if you are a pork eater, boycott this producer and use Maxwell Foods, a company that is 100% gestation crate free. – Global Animal

5 Summer Activities For You & Your Pet

(DOGS/PETS) With summer in full force, the extra hours of sunlight and warmer weather make it a perfect time to incorporate some new, fun activities into your schedule for you and your dog. From hiking to beach fun, read on for outdoor activities and pet tips to have an active, safe summer! — Global Animal

Possible Cause For Swedish Bird Deaths Found

SWEDEN — Like the mysterious deaths in the US and around the world, the dozens of bird deaths in Sweden have mystified wildlife experts. Recently, some explanations have surfaced, ranging anywhere from fear of fireworks and storms, to the coming apocalypse. Many of the deaths in Sweden, however, have a more logical explanation. Learn the cause of these tragic deaths here.

NBA Finals: Animal Fans Go Wild! (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES) The NBA Finals are well underway, and animal fans are getting in on the action! Check out this gallery of some wild creatures who know how to show their true team spirit. — Global Animal