While many people have pointed out the reality that cutting one’s consumption of meat is a notable means of reducing one’s carbon footprint, I haven’t heard many people bring up the subject of meat consumption by pets… Image by Patricia Marroquin/UCLA Considering how the practice of keeping a “pet” dog or cat has become vastly
I remember having a badass cat that would scare away dogs — basically just stare them down with back up as high as possible. But the cat in this video is really a winner. Check it out: http://youtu.be/C-Opm9b2WDk
A new research study has found that pet, stray, and feral cats are killing a tremendous number of wild animals. While this news is likely to upset many cat owners and cat lovers, the study’s conclusions should not be ignored. (If and how they become translated into public policy is another question.) The research was
Here’s another fun and cute animal quickie for Easter — an adorable picture of a loving cat and deer. Image source unknown (retrieved from Facebook).
The rat seems to be the one in charge 😀 http://youtu.be/IMDBu-_mRks Don’t go away, got another cute animal video coming up in a few minutes. 😀 h/t Your Daily Dose of Vegan Outreach
This is another too-cute-not-to-share video. I’ve always had a bit of fun with the strong air stream of a hairdryer, but not as much fun as this cat seems to be having. Cats are funny creatures, aren’t they? But, it turns out, this cat hasn’t lost its mind; it’s just blind. From the owner:
OK, file this under Too Cute Not to Share. A cat barking at something on the other side of the window finds itself being watched by some humans.. and switches to meowing:
A friend of mine shared this video with me after checking out a few of the funny animal videos we’ve posted here on Planetsave. This one had me laughing out loud (the first and second times I watched it). Too funny. Poor fake cat….
Top animal videos and stories of the week, in no particular order:
There’s a reason why this video of a cat hugging its baby kitten after some sort of wild dreaming and spasms has already been watched by over 13 million people — it is so cute!
So cute 😀
In what is perhaps the most absurd illustration of the inflexibility of bureaucracy, or, perhaps a most curious example of anthropomorphism… Exhibit A: a domestic, short-haired feline, named Sal Esposito, received a summons to report for jury duty earlier this month. Long-time Boston, Massachusetts residents Anna and Guy Esposito believe that this mix-up stems from
I know, you are extremely curious to find out which posts on Planetsave got the most views in 2010. I was too. Here they are, the top 30. Did you read them all? 30. Amazon River (10 Friday Photos) People love pretty pictures, (especially of the Amazon). 29. Top Environmental Organizations in the United States (7 Green
[social_buttons] Eating dogs and cats–which is an age-old delicacy in China–could soon be against the law. It’s the nation’s first law against such animal abuse. Currently, dog and cat meat is viewed as promoting bodily warmth. But if the law passes, people who eat either animal could face fines of up to $730 or 15
Within a matter of months, activists have succeeded in changing a store from a puppy mill vendor to an animal rescue venture. A pet store in the small town of Elyria, Ohio was the target of intense protests by animal rights activists for months before deciding to close down. Now, a new owner is opening
City officials in Houston, Texas have fired a veterinarian who has acted as a whistle-blower against botched and cruel operations on pets in the past. [social_buttons] But Kathy Barton, a health department spokesperson, said Gil Costas has been fired because he failed to file registration to handle controlled substances and drugs with the Department of
[social_buttons] Fifteen-year-old Bostonian Jordan Star has emerged as the surprise driving force behind a bill to ban the cruel practice of ‘surgically silencing’ cats and dogs by removing their vocal cords. Star, a freshman at Needham High, decided to take action after coming across a dog that had been debarked and abandoned. “It was just
Walmart Canada removed slippers containing real fur from their inventory after receiving a complaint from The Animal Defense League of Canada. The slippers, made in China, had been labeled as faux fur. It was determined that the slippers were in fact made of rabbit fur. Walmart has a no-fur policy and immediately removed the offending
[social_buttons]Feral cat populations are increasing dramatically worldwide as climate change causes warm breeding seasons to stretch into winter months. Australia, the world’s Petri dish for the impacts of global warming, is reporting a rapid increase; in Melbourne alone the count of stray cats has increased to over 500,000, and the Royal Society for the Prevention