(ANIMAL RIGHTS) — PETA is opening an office in the United Arab Emirates. Read about PETA's initial plans as well as Global Animal's position on PETA. You either love them or hate 'em. Please tell us what you think! — Global Animal
(HONEYBEE SCIENCE) A new strain of honeybee has learned to groom other bees in the hive to keep varroa mites, the mites which kill entire colonies of honeybees, out of the nest. But will this 'groomer bee' be enough to help save the honeybees? — Global Animal
Sure, politician jokes are easy, but knowing if your legislators support animal welfare or not isn't a laughing matter. That's why we at Global Animal are thrilled with The Humane Society's new 'Humane Scoreboard.' The easy online tool gives a real-time snapshot of where U.S. Senators and Representatives stand on animal protection legislation, votes and policies. There's a groundswell of change underfoot in the way animals are treated and regarded.Which side of history is your politician on? Find out at: http://humanescoreboard.org/
JAKARTA - Finally, hopeful news for the 4,200 animals at Jakarta's horrific zoo. Indonesia's Forestry Ministry has taken over management of Surabaya Zoo following the death of hundreds of animals, including a Sumatran tiger and other endangered species.
(POLITICS) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Truth in Fur Labeling Act to upgrade the nearly 60-year-old federal fur labeling law that has so many loopholes it fails anyone who objects to wearing pelts. As the adage goes, ' The only one who needs a mink coat is a mink.' The new labeling act helps inform shoppers who agree. — Global Animal
(SQUIRREL) Science suggests that 'being squirrely' can mean being altruistic. In keeping with Hamilton's Rule, when a red squirrel baby is in trouble, oftentimes, other squirrel moms will 'adopt' the youngster and go out on a limb to help. — Global Animal
Israeli writer Orna Rinat presents an impassioned argument that according to prevailing scientific thought, animals have sensitivity and the ability to suffer. And therefore, we must have compassion for animals. This means making the ethical decision to not choose our pleasure over the life of another being. Agree, disagree, discuss.
MADRID- Although bullfighting was recently banned in the Catalonia region, some politicians want the bloody spectacle to return and revoke Catalonia's epic success. Cruelty is 'culture'? That's B.S...
CANADA-Farmers frustrated with deer eating their crop call for a cull (aka killing) to diminish the deer population and damages to crop. Here's an easier, less bloody solution: Use a fence or netting!
(ENVIRONMENT) One study suggests that the spices in curry such as coriander and tumeric can reduce the amount of methane produced by bacteria in sheep's stomach. Researchers hope that the spices can work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cows and sheep in the future. — Global Animal