About two weeks ago, Maria Assunta, the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon, died at the age of 94, leaving her cat Tomasso a fortune worth about $13 million. Now, I am all for keeping your animals safe, happy, and healthy throughout their lives, but no single cat could ever need millions of dollars or properties in Rome, Milan and land in Calabria. This story disappoints me because I know that a fortunate woman like Maria could have made a big difference in the animal world with her money, yet she left it solely to her cat. She could have liquidated her assets, set aside money to cover her cat's every possible expense, and had millions left over to donate to helpless animals, ones like Tomasso that she found wandering the streets of Rome just four years earlier. 

If at any point in your life you have some money to donate, please consider charities like:
The Humane Society
Best Friends Animal Society
World Wildlife Fund
or even your local no-kill animal shelter. You alone can make a difference in so many hearts and lives.

Time magazine News Feed
ABC News
Yet another despicable money making scheme, thieves have resorted to stealing rhinoceros horns from museums and auction houses, selling them at $50,000 per pound. But the horror doesn't stop there, poachers have been slaughtering rhinos for their horns in both Asia and Africa.  So far in 2011, about 405 rhinos have been killed in South Africa alone! What these people don't seem to realize is that rhino horns aren't actually aphrodisiacs-- they simply contain the same protein found in our hair and fingernails. To take a stand against this atrocity, please visit STOP RHINO POACHING.

The New York Times

Get down with your inner animal self and wear SpiritHoods--which have been nominated for the prestigious Peta2 Libby Award this year in the category of "Best Cruelty-Free Accessories"! 
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Voting ends on December 23. peta2 will choose and announce the winners on January 17, 2012.

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LA's wildlife sanctuary is on the endangered list.

Here's an excerpt: 
"Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have rallied around the WayStation in the past decade. Still, the fate of its remaining 420 animals is endangered by a drop in donations, rising upkeep and food costs, and the inability to pay staff.
'If the WayStation does not find a way out from under the horrific financial burden it is currently facing, caused by the current recession and disastrous economic downfall, then all these animals that came to us for safe haven are in real jeopardy,' Colette said last week."

Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/3qeJs

Discovery Animals: Woolly Mammoth to be Cloned
I think it's a longshot, but totally possible. What do you think about all this?

Read the article here: http://news.discovery.com/animals/woolly-mammoth-cloned-111205.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1