International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. Tigers Extinct
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Sorry we have been really busy working on last chance ranches and some personal stuff but we are back now and will get some great new stuff for you. For now enjoy this great article I found on Facebook this week. http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/stories-that-prove-animals-have-souls
Meet Harry the hippo, a baby pygmy so small the average person could carry him around with ease. Harry, named after Britain’s Prince Harry, was born last week at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, the Star reports. His handlers are being forced to hand-rear Harry after his mother Hilda refused to feed him. Keeping Harry healthy is a priority, as there are only an estimated 3,000 pygmy hippos left in the wild. “Pygmy hippo mothers are either great moms or silly moms. She unfortunately has lost a few of her babies after she squashed them,” Rob Hall, operations director at the ranch, told the Star. Harry’s handlers are certainly earning their pay, feeding him a mixture of milk and water every three hours, then bathing him after each feeding. “You need to keep his skin moist,” Hall said. Their numbers have been in decline due to deforestation and hunting. Unlike other hippos, the pygmies are not social animals, only seen together in the wild when they are mating. Some of the photos of Harry that have been released to the public show Harry licking the face of one of his handlers. “These animals are such great characters, and […]
ALOP and PETA has a lot to celebrate this year: Ringling Bros. paid the largest fine in circus history for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, the Environmental Protection Agency adopted modern replacements for animal tests, businesses got rid of cruel glue traps, and advertising agencies pledged never to use great apes in their ads. We’ve rounded up the highlights of 2011 on our blog—which also features a moving and entertaining video recap of the year—and we thought that you might be interested in sharing the post with your readers. The video includes scenes from PETA’s hard-hitting undercover investigations, catchy celebrity campaigns, and provocative protests as well as shots of our controversial billboards. It’s a great way to wrap up a year of victories for animals! Thanks to everyone that helped animals through out the year!!!
PETA is celebrating the holidays—and who better to ring in a “Meowy Catmas” than a chorus of singing, animated cats? They—along with a special guest who pops up to wish everyone a “hoppy New Year”—are the stars of PETA’s new holiday video, which you can view here. http://features.peta.org/meowy-catmas/ I thought you might be interested in sharing this fun, festive video with your readers. Shoppers can also celebrate “Catmas” with gifts from the PETA Catalog, which offers a Cat Gift Set—complete with organic catnip, three toys, and a durable scratch pad—and a special Kitt-In Box, a cat perch for home offices that allows kitties to curl up near their busy humans. And the catalog has plenty to offer two-legged family members as well, including holiday cards and 2012 calendars.