Sunday, October 25, 2020


Feature stories about animals – the funny, the fabulous, the touching.

Pet Theft Awareness Week: Keeping Thieves Out & Pets In

(PETS/PET CARE) Losing a dog is a terrible emotional blow--whether the pet ran away to go on an adventure, or they were stolen. Luckily, making your home escape-proof can also make it burglar-proof. Just in time for Pet Theft Awareness Week (March 14 - 21), here are some tips on making your house secure against break-outs and break-ins. — Global Animal
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Bob Barker’s Price Is Right To Save University Cats

(ANIMAL RIGHTS) Recently, PETA released a video of a cruel animal testing practice at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) called Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). In most universities, this procedure is performed on a simulator, but for some reason the antiquated system at WUSTL allows students to perform this traumatic procedure on nine live cats, and sometimes even up to 15 gruelling intubations per session. Following the release of PETA's video, animal activist and legendary game show host Bob Barker penned a letter to the school's chancellor with a very kind proposition. Read on to find out more on Bob's generous offer to WUSTL and see how you can help put an end to this animal cruelty. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Curried Tomato Tortellini Soup

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's meatless meal, warm up with a nice, steamy bowl of curried tomato tortellini soup. This fortifying lentil and tomato-based stew is filled with hearty, tender dumplings, spiked with a range of spices, and boosted with plenty of spinach. Not only is it delicious and filling, but it's also simple, week-night friendly, and great for leftovers. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Go vegan this Valentine's Day with these Raspberry Pink Champagne Floats. Made with pink champagne and raspberry sorbet, these "sorbet mimosas" are the perfect sweet treat to make for your sweetie (or yourself)! They’re also great for other special occasions like New Year's Eve, girl’s baby showers, birthday parties, or bridal showers. You can use a clear champagne and use any color sorbet that fits the color of the day! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Roasted Cauliflower & Farro Salad With Feta & Avocado

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, try this healthy and delicious roasted cauliflower and farro salad. This warm and filling farro and caramelized cauliflower salad features Greek flavors like feta (optional), kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. Add some leafy greens and avocado for a hearty, well-rounded meal. What's more, this salad tastes great as leftovers and is perfect for meal-prepping. As aways, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Cauliflower Tacos With Chipotle Crema

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, switch up your typical taco night with these Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Crema. Serve them with a healthy kale cabbage slaw that's super easy to make--simply shred, mix, and voila! The chipotle lime crema is creamy, spicy, garlicky, and undoubtedly the star of this dish--topping off the tacos perfectly! What's more, the crispy cauliflower batter is completely gluten-free and actually pretty healthy, but makes all the difference! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

A Pinky Promise: Imprisoned Pup Finally Freed

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) Fighting for animal rights is one of the best ways to help our furry friends. When Pinky, a mixed breed pit bull made a mistake, her punishment was unusually cruel. Luckily, animal welfare activist Diane Helmers stumbled upon Pinky's story and knew she had a duty to save this dog from “bureaucratic purgatory.” Read on to find out more about Pinky's story and how the love for one animal can start a movement. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Southwestern Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This Meat-Free Monday--Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day edition, spice things up with these Southwestern sweet potato veggie burgers. These burgers use some of our favorite Southwestern flavors like fresh cilantro, corn, grilled onions, red peppers, and avocado. The sweet potato burger patty is smooth and creamy, coated with gluten-free Panko crumbs, giving it a nice little crunch.  The best part? This recipe will have you so surprised at how easy a vegetarian burger actually is to make! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Carrot Sunshine Smoothie

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday recipe, try this refreshing carrot sunshine smoothie. It's fruity, not-too-sweet, slightly creamy, and not to mention, packed with a dose of veggies, lots of fruit, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Loaded with carrot, strawberry, peach, pineapple, mango, orange juice, hemp seeds, and coconut yogurt, this smoothie is sure to become one of your go-to recipes. Happy slurping! -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Paella

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spice up your Meat-Free Monday with this vegan Valencian rice dish. Paella is all about the saffron infused rice, and this vegan paella is loaded with mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red and yellow bell peppers, roma tomatoes, and green peas. If you'd like, you can also add a protein like vegan mock chicken, sautéed tempeh, or even tofu. As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Polar Vortex Tips To Protect Outdoor Cats

(CATS/PET SAFETY) Millions are facing bone-chilling temperatures as a polar vortex transcends across much of the eastern U.S. With some areas in the Midwest experiencing record-breaking wind chills below 50 degrees, humans and animals alike are being advised to stay indoors. Remember, if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet. But what about wildlife and other outdoor animals? Outdoor cats, for instance, are incredibly resilient, but they could certainly use our help staying safe and warm amid these blizzard-like conditions. Read on for tips on how to protect our feline friends during Polar Vortex 2019. -- Global Animal

National Napping Day: Do Pets Dream?

(PETS/ANIMAL BEHAVIOR) In celebration of National Napping Day, we tackle the age-old question: do pets dream? Ask any pet guardian who's seen a sleeping cat swat the air, or heard a dog bark while in a slumber, and you'll be told that animals certainly do dream. So, perhaps the question is: what do pets dream of? Wouldn't we like to know! Does a napping cat rehash the day's events? Or, do dogs in dreamland imagine streets lined with treats? This provocative pet question even prompted the creation of "Stu's Song" in The Hangover, that asks, "What do tigers dream of?" We have the answers — read on to find out. — Global Animal

Protect Your Furniture, Give Your Cat A Mani-Pedi

(PET CARE/CATS) Trimming your cat's claws may seem daunting, but it's an important part of maintaining a cat's health. Not to mention, it's also a good way to protect your lap and your furniture from scratches. Here are some tips from the Humane Society on how to successfully trim your pet's nails. — Global Animal

Japan’s Exclusion Zones Like “Katrina With Radiation”

FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN – (PHOTOS & VIDEO) Abandoned pets and farm animals are starving and dying in Fukushima's 20km radiation exclusion zones. And a small band of animal rescue groups are bending the rules to try to save them. Risking radiation poisoning and arrest, Kinship Circle and other animal organizations are sneaking into the 'dead zone' to save any life they can.