Sunday, October 25, 2020

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Meat-Free Monday: Warm Spring Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Spring is in the air, and what dish says 'spring' better than this Warm Spring Salad? This signature salad is chock-full of spring fruits and veggies like asparagus, leek, peas, strawberries, and lots of parsley, tossed in a simple lemon olive oil dressing--easy, light, and refreshing! For even more protein than what the quinoa and veggies provide, you can add white beans, chickpeas, French lentils, or some pumpkin or hemp seeds sprinkled on top. What's more, this salad is great as leftovers and tastes fantastic when served cold, too! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

LA Bullhook Ban Beats Circus Cruelty

(CIRCUS ANIMALS/ ACTIVISM) On Wednesday, the city of Los Angeles dealt a crucial blow to circuses in the area, effectively banning bullhooks, and saving elephants a tremendous deal of pain in the process. After a three-year pursuit of the ban, the Los Angeles City Council voted to forbid the weapon after seeing undercover footage of elephants brutally beaten with bullhooks. The undercover video that helped sway the city council came courtesy of PETA, who once again did their part to protect animals. Continue reading below to find out what the bullhook ban means for elephants and circuses. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thai Fried Rice

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) For this week’s meat Free Monday Challenge recipe, try some delicious pineapple Thai fried rice with both vegan and vegetarian versions. The best part about making fried rice? You can add or subtract any ingredient you want to make the recipe your own. As always, happy eating! — Global Animal

How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

(PET CARE/PET SAFETY) The 4th of July holiday is the busiest time of the year for animal shelters. Dogs are found wandering terrified on the streets after being scared from home by fireworks. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to keep your pets safe and their anxiety levels at a minimum during this patriotic holiday. — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Horchata

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week's Meat-Free Monday, try this dairy-free coconut horchata--it's creamy, sweet, and loaded with vanilla flavor. But this traditional horchata recipe incorporates one not-so-traditional addition: coconut milk. This will give you a horchata that’s extra rich and creamy, but still totally vegan. Simply soak some rice and a cinnamon stick in water for a bit, then blend and strain. Feel free to add some maple syrup (in place of granulated sugar) for extra vegan sweetness. This beverage is best served on ice with a pinch of cinnamon for the best flavor and freshness, but it can store up to two days or more--just make sure to give it a good stir! Enjoy! -- Global Animal

How You Can Help Stray Animals

(PET CARE) — Learn here how to help stray pets without having to provide a home. Due to pet overpopulation, many animals don't have quality homes. Nonprofit organizations help pets in need and educate the public. Read on to learn more tips on how to help stray animals.

‘Dolphin Tale’ Dives Deep Into What Connects Us

(MOVIE REVIEW) Dolphin Tale is a movie for animal lovers of all ages. The film is based on the inspiring true story of Winter, a dolphin who loses her tail to a crab trap, and a boy who befriends the disabled porpoise. With Winter playing herself, there's a lot to love about this triumphant tale of cross-species friendship. Dolphin Tale stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., and Kris Kristofferson. The movie opens September 23. Read on for Global Animal's movie review of Dolphin Tale... 

Top 5 Pet Safety Tips For Hanukkah

(HANUKKAH/PET SAFETY) The Festival of Lights has arrived! While many are busy celebrating with delicious food and fun festivities, it's important to remember to keep your pet safe from some of these not-so-animal-friendly traditions. Check out these top five tips for Hanukkah cat and dog safety. Also, make sure to protect your pet from other holiday dangers like wrapping paper and decorative lights. — Global Animal
Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

Give Thanks For Animals: Fostering Pets

(ANIMAL SHELTERS/RESCUE PETS) Becoming a pet foster parent is a great way to help animals. It saves animals from overcrowded shelters, and allows the foster families the joy of caring for pets without the long-term commitment. Read on for a first hand account about fostering pets, and for a beginner's guide to animal fostering. — Global Animal

Musicians Cradling Cats (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/PETS/CATS) Every musician needs a muse...and a meow! With music festival season in full swing, now's the time to check out these purrfect pictures of some very talented musicians and their adorable feline friends. — Global Animal

Take Action: Tell The Humane Society All Bets Are Off! Stop Taking A Gamble...

(ANIMAL NEWS/TAKE ACTION) The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the highest volume single-site animal shelter in the U.S. But despite its nonprofit, 501(c)3 status, activists claim the organization is breaking a law that bans the promotional sale of live animals as the shelter is set to raffle 150 Pomeranian puppies rescued last month. -- Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Here's a Halloween-inspired recipe to celebrate today's Meat-Free Monday: Slime Smoothies! This is a smoothie that even the kids will love--healthy, but gooey! Happy Halloween and happy eating! — Global Animal

Meat-Free Monday: Thin Mint Cookies

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Did you know there are five varieties of Girl Scout cookies that are vegan? This includes everyone's all-time favorite, Thin Mints! These mint chocolate cookies are a classic that need no introduction. But with Girl Scout cookie season soon coming to a close, now you can enjoy them all year long with this cruelty-free recipe. These cookies are both vegan and gluten-free, but you’d never know it! As always, happy eating! -- Global Animal

Survival Of The Nuttiest: Squirrel Smarts

(WILDLIFE) Squirrels are pretty much everywhere, but how'd they get to be so ubiquitous? They actually aren't as nutty as they seem. It's a case of being clever. Read how squirrels use deceptive 'caching' techniques to bury and rebury their nuts, which is a tactical decision-making process previously thought to be only used by primates. – Global Animal

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