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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

Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween Pet Recipes

(HALLOWEEN/PETS) Halloween might be a time to gorge on all of those Kit Kats, but your pets shouldn't have to miss out on all the sweets. As you prepare your animal companions for a spooky holiday, why not whip up some tasty Halloween treats to go along with their costumes? They might not be able to trick-or-treat for candy, but they are sure to be happy with these delicious, pet-friendly treats! — Global Animal

In Memory Of Sirius, Police Dog Killed On 9/11

(SEPTEMBER 11TH/ANIMAL HEROES/POLICE DOGS) NEW YORK — Today is the anniversary of that fateful day of terror. Not all first responder victims were of the two-legged kind. Sirius, a Port Authority Police Department K-9, was killed when the Second Tower collapsed. Read on about the only police dog killed in the attacks that day, the grief-stricken partner he left behind, and how this working dog—or perhaps more accurately, canine American—is rightfully honored along with other fallen heroes. Rest in peace, Sirius. — Global Animal

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
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International Cat Day: Fun Facts Celebrating Our Favorite Felines

(CATS/PETS) Today, August 8 is International Cat Day! Founded by the International Fund of Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2002, International Cat Day is dedicated to celebrating people's passion for their feline friends, while spreading awareness for cats in need. But today isn't the only day dedicated to cats. There's also also National Cat Day on October 29, Respect Your Cat Day on March 28, World Cat Day on February 17, and of course, every cat lover's favorite day of the week, Caturday! Read on for more on International Cat Day, and for other fun facts about our favorite felines. -- Global Animal

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