Global Animal is an online news magazine and social community for all
things animal, from pets to wildlife. It’s a virtual clubhouse for pet
lovers and animal advocates worldwide to stay informed, be moved, be
heard, and get involved.
Since animals do not have citizenship
or voices, only people can roar on their behalf. That’s why you’ll find
our ‘Take Action Mouse’ in many stories on GlobalAnimal.org.
No more feeling hopeless at bad news, because GlobalAnimal.org connects
readers with ways to change the news you’re reading.
not all serious. Far from it! Check out the daily Cute Attack and
Touching Tales for a dose of warm-hearted hilarity from the animal
kingdom. And perhaps send us your own Cute Attack or Touching Tale! Or
read the Op/Ed Den for provocative opinions on controversial issues.
Welcome to the growing pack of wild voices celebrating animals around the globe. We’re glad you’re here.
ARE YOU A GLOBAL ANIMAL? HOW CAN YOU TELL?
Well, for starters,
a Global Animal is somebody who cares passionately about all living
beings. So, stepping up for animals feels only natural.
* A Global Animal might call himself or herself a pet “guardian” rather
than a pet “owner,” and doesn’t care if anyone snickers. That’s because
they are imbued with a great attitude and a sense of humor, which is to
say, they don’t waste energy whining or being self-righteous. Global
* A Global Animal respects – and is inspired by –
the inherent innocence in the animal kingdom. Animals kill only when
they are hungry and flee when they are afraid. And animals express joy
in a myriad of ways, whether it’s a wag of a tail or a flap of a
* A Global Animal recognizes that animal welfare is
the great “rights” issue of our time. A hundred years from now, we will
look back aghast at how we currently treat animals, much the same way we
look back at slavery today. Global Animals recognize the importance of
changing the way we view animals, whether on the farm or in the jungle,
not least for our own humanity.
* Global Animals usually land
somewhere on the vegan/vegetarian/eating-less-meat-and-fish continuum.
But if they can’t do it fully, their movement is toward more awareness,
such as buying from Animal Welfare Approved or Certified Humane sources
to ensure more humane treatment of animals who gave their lives.
* A Global Animal appreciates that the animal kingdom exists for its
own reasons and isn’t simply a resource for exploitation by mankind.
They recognize that humans are animal, too, and understand all creatures
value their life on earth, are sensitive and have the ability to suffer
– and must be treated well.
* Global Animals understand that
wild animals aren’t on the planet for our entertainment. Chimps in
suits, baby elephants tortured to stand on their heads in circuses, or
orcas confined in pools to perform for food punishes animals and
* Global Animals understand the wild kingdom,
from tree frogs in rain forests (our logo) to the great mammals of the
Serengeti, to the polar bears of Alaska, are the “canaries in the coal
mine” of the planet’s environmental health. We must rally to save them
and their habitats during what’s being called the “sixth great
Philosophically, this is the kind of company Global Animals keep:
- We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. – Immanual Kant
- I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. – Abraham Lincoln
- Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one
wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die,
so do other creatures. – The Dalai Lama
- Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.- Albert Schweitzer
- All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life.
See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do? –
- The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. – Charles Darwin
* How Global Animal Fits In *
The news, the stories, and the events that are important to the animal
kingdom are important to Global Animals. At GlobalAnimal.org, we believe
that all animals – human and otherwise – are interconnected. And so is
our mutual survival. Since animals do not have citizenship or voices,
only people can roar on their behalf. That’s where all Global Animals
Every 20 minutes, one animal species dies out. Gone
forever. At this rate, 50% of all species will disappear by the end of
this century. That is unacceptable to Global Animals. So, they take
action to protect those whose survival depends on good people (which is
to say, all animals).
GlobalAnimal.org is a dynamic community
for animal lovers, advocates, and activists worldwide – a place for
people to be informed, be moved, be heard, and get involved. Instead of
feeling powerless about the news, by taking action, we can change the
news we’re reading. That, too, is where we all fit in, which is pretty
powerful and exciting stuff.
If this sounds like you, please
considering joining other Global Animals worldwide who are roaring and
acting on behalf of animals.
You never know where your compassion will take you.