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Protect Your Pet This Holiday Season

(PETS/PET CARE) While holiday meals and festive decor often bring us joy, they can serve as a huge danger to your pet. During the upcoming season, veterinarians see a huge influx of patients, due to consumption of "human" food and even decorations. Read the tips below to learn how both you and your pet can celebrate the holidays safely. — Global Animal

20 Ways To Celebrate World Vegan Month

(GO GREEN/VEGANISM) November is World Vegan Month and there is no better time to transition to a vegan diet. World Vegan Month celebrates the founding of the world's first vegan organization. On November 1, 1944, The Vegan Society was founded in England by Donald Watson. He coined the term vegan and used it to refer to vegetarians who also abstained from eating dairy. Interest in a vegan diet is on the rise and more people are eating less meat. There are many reasons to enjoy a vegan diet, including health and environmental benefits. But for many, it is a matter of animal rights and boycotting an industry that treats animals inhumanely. Below are some tips to help transition into a cruel-free diet and celebrate World Vegan Month. — Global Animal

“Snowflake” Snags Rave Reviews & Editor’s Choice From Publisher’s Weekly Booklife

(BOOK REVIEW) In Global Animal’s first published novel, Snowflake, writer Arthur Jeon cranks up the climate change alarms while indicting the Trump administration for their environmental destruction. The result is a cli-fi thriller that’s a blistering contribution to “contemporary historical fiction,” the emerging genre that tackles current issues through fictional characters. Besides presidential assassination, Snowflake swims through many of America’s murky cultural waters, including gun violence, factory farming, social media hate, mental health, and a #metoo subplot.

The True Story Of A Lab

The True Story of a Lab by Neela Whatley It was a pretty Saturday in June, 2020. The sun was shining through the Valley Oak tree,...

11 Ways To Protect Your Pet From Halloween Dangers

(LIFE WITH PETS/PET SAFETY) Pet costumes are fun and adorable, but they can also be dangerous and cause stress for your pets. Here are some tips on how to keep pets safe during Halloween and what to do if your pet is accidentally poisoned. — Global Animal

New Novel Attacks Trump On Climate Crisis

(PRESS RELEASE/BOOKS) In Arthur Jeon's new book 'Snowflake,' a teenager decides he must assassinate the president as an act of environmental protection.

Hold The Salt: Is Beach Water Safe For Dogs?

(PET CARE/DOGS) While we all love to have fun with our dogs at the beach, we must remember to bring along fresh water to keep our doggie friends hydrated. If your dog continually drinks ocean water during a day at the beach, he or she may become ill with salt poisoning. Read on to learn more about how to stay safe and have fun with your dog at the beach. — Global Animal
Worldwide, there are only about 60 shark attacks on people each year. Photo credit: Pakistantoday.com

Shark Attacks Vs. Shark Finning: Facts Behind The Fear

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/SHARKS) This week kicks off Discovery Channel's most anticipated summer staple, Shark Week. Referred to as "the Super Bowl of the sea," Shark Week is the longest-running cable TV programming event in history and a feeding frenzy in terms of ratings. But while Shark Week is good for the Discovery Channel, many are asking: Is it good for sharks? -- Global Animal

Tips For A Happy Summer: Protecting Your Pet From The Sun

(PET CARE/ANIMAL HEALTH) We are deep in the dog days of summer, and while you may remember to protect your own skin with sunblock, don't forget about protecting your pets, too! Just like humans, pets are also susceptible to skin damage. Although certain animal breeds are more likely to experience skin damage than others, it's important to stay informed about the possible health risks of sun exposure. Continue reading for more on how to protect your pet from the summer sun. — Global Animal

8 Indestructible Dog Toys Worth Barking About

(PET CARE/DOGS) Let's face it, dogs get bored. Thankfully there are plenty of options for dog toys on the market, but how can you choose a toy that will last for more than an afternoon? The Humane Society recommends shopping for toys that are marked as indestructible. Keep in mind no dog toy is completely destruction proof. However, here are some of the best-made toys renowned for their super long-lasting qualities. -- Global Animal

6 Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool During The Dog Days Of Summer

(DOGS/PET CARE) Summer days can be fun for pets and humans alike. The sun is shining, the sky is clear, and the park has never looked more inviting. But just as children and even adults can be negatively affected by excessive heat, animals are susceptible to those same dangers. Here are six tips to keep your beloved pet happy and healthy during this heat wave and throughout the summer season. — Global Animal

Book Review: ‘Snowflake’ Succeeds in Using Fiction to Communicate Climate Facts

(BOOK REVIEW) A modern-day climate thriller meets think piece, Snowflake chronicles the journal entries of Ben Wallace, a brilliant high school senior who sees the world beyond his years. Some might say he's an "old soul," while others dismiss him as a bleeding heart vegan liberal due to his progressive views on climate change, eating meat, hunting, factory farming, pollution, species conservation, and overpopulation. As a gifted student who obsessively reads scientific papers, Ben is all too familiar with the present-day attacks on our environment and frequently experiences what he refers to as "obsessive climate spirals"--often triggered by horrifyingly authentic tweets, quotes, and news headlines (i.e. "Humans Speeding Extinction, Altering Natural World at Unprecedented Pace" & "Worldwide, 7 Million People A Year Die from Air Pollution"). Presented with these terrifying truths regarding "climate chaos" and the fate of the world, Ben predicts a looming environmental catastrophe--humanity's imminent self-extinction. -- Global Animal

Are Plants Poisoning Your Pets? (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Flowers and plants are a wonderful addition to any garden, but some of our favorites can adversely affect our favorite animals. Check out the gallery below of 10 pet-poisoning plants that may be growing in your backyard. — Global Animal

This Breakthrough Will Help Save Our Coral Reefs

(OCEANS/CORAL REEFS) For the first time in history, the Florida Aquarium has successfully reproduced ridged cactus coral--a scientific breakthrough that will help save the third largest coral reef in the world, "America's Great Barrier Reef." The corals are just one of the many species rescued from Florida's waters after the region's coral reefs began undergoing a major disease outbreak that started in 2014. Scientists intend to breed and reproduce these rescued colonies in hopes of eventually restoring the reefs once the disease is gone. Continue reading to learn more about this major step toward repopulating the world's coral reefs. -- Global Animal

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