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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

Dogs Celebrate Thanksgiving (GALLERY)

(PETS/DOG PICTURES) Thanksgiving is just around the corner! While many of you might be busy prepping for your vegan Thanksgiving dinner, others are looking for a little holiday entertainment. Here are some adorable pictures of dogs who dressed up just for the occasion. — Global Animal

What NOT To Feed Your Cat or Dog

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS) We all know how irresistible it can be to deny your cat or dog human-food, but you may not know how dangerous--and even deadly--some foods can be to cats and dogs. Foods like chocolate, nuts, and meat can cause severe medical problems or death to your dog or cat. Read on for a list of food dangers to beware of and how to keep your pet safe. -- Global Animal

Be Thankful For Turkeys Beyond Food

(TURKEYS/ANIMAL FACTS) While many people only think of turkeys around the holidays, it turns out the beautiful birds are far more useful alive than they are on a Thanksgiving dinner plate. Read how the noble bird helps fight cancer, insects, and even heart disease for the other 364 days of the year. – Global Animal

Jet Set Pets: Top 10 Tips For Safe Air Travel

(PETS/PET TRAVEL) Air travel is often stressful, and even more so when a trip includes an airline flight with the four-legged members of your family. But with a bit of preparation, flying with a pet can be safe and comfortable for everyone. Here's how to plan for friendly skies and wagging tails, courtesy of the ASPCA. – Global Animal

Turkeys Raped By Technology For Thanksgiving

(THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it is necessary we re-evaluate our traditions. Each Butterball Turkey purchased for the dining room table condones cruel procedures that have forever destroyed the natural abilities of these once wild animals. In order to create the meatiest birds, farmers breed for a large breasted turkey. As a result of this superficial process, it is impossible for any factory born turkey to mate naturally. The feathered animals' pectoral muscles are so overgrown that they can not physically connect with a turkey of the opposite sex. Continue reading to learn how farmers fight fire with fire and only worsen the cruelty inflicted on these innocent beings. — Global Animal

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

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

Aww! 20 Hilarious Halloween Paws-tumes (GALLERY)

(HALLOWEEN/ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS) What would Halloween be without pets in costumes? We've assembled pictures of our favorite dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and even a guinea pig sporting their Halloween costumes! Check out this hilarious collection of costumed pets below, and have a happy Halloween! — 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.

Halloween Howlers Show Off Their Costumes (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS/HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR PETS) Halloween is right around the corner and it's time to get creative with not just your own costume, but your furry loved one's as well. You shouldn't be the only one who gets to have a little fun this Halloween! Check out these adorable pets as they "put on the dog" in their perfect Halloween attire. — Global Animal

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

Protect Your Pet From Halloween Spooks

(PETS/HALLOWEEN) With the constant excitement and activity surrounding trick-or-treaters and Halloween antics, it's possible your pet may become frazzled or worrisome during all the commotion. Here are some helpful tips and advice to keep your pet safe and calm this Halloween. — Global Animal

13 Ghost Sharks To Get You In The Halloween Spirit

(OCEANS/SHARKS) What's scarier than ghosts and sharks? Try a combination of both--ghost sharks! Also called "ratfish," "rabbitfish," "elephant fish," or "spookfish," believe it or not, ghost sharks aren't sharks at all. These mysterious animals actually belong to three families even though they are often grouped into one. Just in time for Halloween, check out these 13 ghost sharks to get in the spooky spirit! -- Global Animal

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