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TAKE ACTION: With Over 1 Billion Animals Impacted By Australia’s Fires, Here’s How You...

(HELP ANIMALS) Severe wildfires burning across Australia for months now have taken a tragic toll on it's iconic habitats that make the continent an ecological wonder. With nearly 18 million acres burned, experts estimate upwards of 1.25 billion animals--many of them unique to Australia--have been killed since the fires started in September. A number of animal rescue groups and volunteers are working overtime to help farm animals, pets, and wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and more, who are so desperately in need of rescue and treatment. -- Global Animal

11 Ways To Make Your Holiday Dinner Cruelty-Free

(VEGETARIAN/VEGAN) With the holidays in full swing, why not consider animal-friendly food options? Not only is it a great way to spread Christmas compassion to animals, but all of your guests will benefit from a healthy feast. See below for 11 ways to help you cook up a cruelty-free dinner the animals will be grateful for. — Global Animal

Have A Certified Humane Thanksgiving

(HUMANE THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS) This Thanksgiving, if you aren't planning to replace your turkey with a tofurky, consider getting a certified humane turkey for your holiday feast. According to Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) "Certified Humane turkeys can flap wings, move around, perch above ground at night, and eat nutritious food without antibiotics or other chemicals." In other words, certified humane turkeys have lived a normal, and decent life. Read on for information on where to get a certified humane turkey. — Global Animal

New Tool Helps Online Shoppers Go Cruelty-Free

(ANIMAL TESTING) A new startup and browser extension called Tribe launched this week, providing online shoppers with a tool to find out whether or not a company tests on animals. When Tribe users select a product for purchase on Amazon, a small box appears in the corner of their browser to reveal information about the manufacturer's animal testing methods, ensuring only cruelty-free brands end up in shopping carts. Continue reading and view the video clip below to learn more about the browser extension. To add Tribe to your browser, simply visit JoinTribe.us.

Portraits Honor 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

(DOG PICTURES/ANIMAL HEROES) Amid the chaos of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, nearly 100 search and rescue dogs were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help find survivors at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites. See the poignant photos of these four-legged 9/11 heroes and their stories below. What heroic faces! — Global Animal

Memorial Day: Honoring The Animals Who Served

(MEMORIAL DAY) While many brave individuals have valiantly defended our country, countless animals have also served us in a variety of ways. Today, on Memorial Day, let's honor those who died in the line of duty as well as the sacrifices made by a surprising array of animals. From the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program's use of dolphins and sea lions to carrier pigeons during World War II, take a look at these courageous creatures who have answered the call of duty. -- Global Animal

Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day With These 7 Unique Travel Experiences

(ANIMAL TOURISM/WILDLIFE) Every year on May 23, World Turtle Day shines a light on the plight of sea turtles as they arrive to beaches all over the world to nest from mid-May to late-August. As more beachfront properties open around the world and nesting sea turtles are forced to share land with vacationing humans, a variety of hotels and cruises are doing their part to protect turtles and their nesting grounds while helping guests participate in conservation efforts. Lights, urban development, and even hunting have a significant impact on the survival of nesting turtles, but luckily many resorts are learning to be good neighbors and are even improving the odds for these threatened species. This World Turtle Day, check out these seven unique travel experiences that go above and beyond to protect nesting and hatchling sea turtles. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Strawberry Muffins

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer will be here before you know it, so why not celebrate early with these perfectly moist, vegan strawberry muffins? These dairy-free and egg-free delights are ideal as a fresh, seasonal breakfast pastry or daytime snack. Not only are they sweet and fluffy, but they're totally guilt-free (and gluten-free with almond flour)! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960's brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, to long-term commitments like caring for trees planted in honor of Earth Day, Senator Nelson has inspired people around the world to become involved with the environment—and in the U.S., the number has reached up to around 80 percent of the population. Read on for the true story behind Earth Day, and see what you can do to take part in this important day of the year. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Red Lentil Masala With Spinach

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This spicy and fragrant dinner is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.  This vegan red lentil masala with spinach is a big, flavorful dish of comfort. The lentils are cooked in a creamy, rich sauce and finished with wilted spinach (or you can substitute kale, chard, or mixed greens).  Make an extra large batch of the masala paste and freeze for later use in another round of this dish or a number of other meals. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Black Bean Burrito With Guacamole

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Sometimes having a surplus of quick, healthy meals can be a lifesaver. This black bean burrito with guacamole is an easy, go-to recipe for any Meat-Free Monday. It's hearty, healthy, and super simple to make--especially if you cook the rice ahead of time. While the original version of this recipe includes Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, it's easy to go vegan as the cheese isn’t going to make or break the burrito. Try using a grill pan or panini press for the perfect, crispy tortilla. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Asparagus Risotto

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Now that spring has finally sprung, enjoy recipes that make the most of this season's freshest ingredients like asparagus, carrots, greens, and beets. Made only with rice, asparagus, garden peas, some staples and herbs, this Vegan Asparagus Risotto is a healthy and easy spring dinner that your whole family will love. Sometimes simple food is the best food! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Rice Paper Rolls With Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu And Peanut...

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, here's a recipe that you'll come back to again and again. These Vegan Rice Paper Rolls are filled with fresh, crispy vegetables and flavorful strips of tofu seasoned with sriracha and soy sauce. Simply roll 'em up and dip them in sweet and spicy peanut sauce, and voila! Eating fresh veggies has never been so easy and delicious! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: One Pot Vegan Pasta With Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Make your Mondays a little less messy with this One Pot Vegan Pasta recipe. Penne pasta is cooked in a spicy sun-dried tomato and roasted red pepper sauce then covered in sliced tomatoes and buttered breadcrumbs, quickly broiled to perfection. This is easy dinner at its best. Buon appetito! -- Global Animal

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