We always receive the warmest of welcomes from our wonderful animal companions as we return home, but have you wondered what they do while we are away? Are you aware of any other skills they have apart from shaking our hands and catching frisbes? 

As we watch the little turtle basking in the sun laying on a stone, let’s pause for a moment and wonder, “Are you sure he considers himself a turtle?” 

Join us on the Animal Channel to learn about unknown facts of our animal friends whom we seemingly feel we are familiar with. 

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Through the Generations - Animal Cultural Traditions

00:16:49
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Through the Generations - Animal Cultural Traditions

Many people think that culture is a characteristic only found in human societies. I am thrilled to tell you that modern scientific research shows that animals including primates, cetaceans, birds, fish and insects also have traditions that are transmitted across their social groups and to new generations. We animals that live in a community are just like humans, having our norms, traditions and cultural practices that characterize who we are and help us to adapt to our particular ecological niches.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-22   191 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-22

The Cube of Truth – Bringing Animal Activism to the Streets

00:13:59
Good People, Good Work

The Cube of Truth – Bringing Animal Activism to the Streets

AV is an animal rights organization specializing in street activism, and team members initiate important conversations with onlookers regarding the topics of veganism and equality for the animals. AV is known internationally for the Cube of Truth events that are staged in public areas. “Exposing that and just being a voice for the animals, expressing what they are not able to express themselves, just fighting for their lives is really rewarding and I feel like it’s really imperative that we do that.”
Good People, Good Work
2019-04-29   378 Views
Good People, Good Work
2019-04-29

Mother Nature’s Secret: A Charming Vegan Tale by Marian Hailey-Moss, Part 3 of 6

00:14:14
Uplifting Literature

Mother Nature’s Secret: A Charming Vegan Tale by Marian Hailey-Moss, Part 3 of 6

“Okay! This is the secret: farm animals and pet animals and human beings are all the same. Does everybody here love their mothers? Does everybody here have friends? Have feelings of being sad, happy, loving? Do you bleed when you are cut? Do you need shelter and food? Does everybody here like to look at the stars and the sunrise and flowers? Do you like to play? And most of all, do you want to keep living your life?” The answer was a resounding “yes” to all the question. “There’s your proof! You are all the same.”
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-15   258 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-15

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Keith McHenry, Co-founder of Food Not Bombs

00:20:27
Shining World Awards

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Keith McHenry, Co-founder of Food Not Bombs

Supreme Master Ching Hai has lovingly created a series of awards, to recognize some of the most exemplary, generous, caring, and courageous people who walk amongst us. For nearly forty years, Mr. McHenry has been a courageous advocate for world peace and a tireless humanitarian activist. He and his co-founder friends named their nonprofit organization to deliver a clear public message: As long as there are fellow humans who go hungry every night, our money and effort should be put into making food, not weapons. Ending war and poverty awaking the kindness in humanity.
Shining World Awards
2019-05-14   480 Views
Shining World Awards
2019-05-14

Be Kind to Animals Week, Part 2 of 2

00:17:05
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Be Kind to Animals Week, Part 2 of 2

In fact, I truly hope everyone can be loving and compassionate to all beings, every week of every year! And being vegan is the best way to start showing your gentleness and compassion to animals. Animals are more than just wonderfully intelligent. They are selfless, loving and devoted friends, as well as parents and spouses. No matter what species, if you give them love and respect, they will love and protect and help you in so many ways, both visibly, and invisibly.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-05-09   225 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-05-09

Mother Nature’s Secret: A Charming Vegan Tale by Marian Hailey-Moss, Part 2 of 6

00:15:01
Uplifting Literature

Mother Nature’s Secret: A Charming Vegan Tale by Marian Hailey-Moss, Part 2 of 6

In 1993, Marian’s spiritual search culminated when she received initiation into the Quan Yin Method from Supreme Master Ching Hai. Together with the Parisian artist Marc Chalvin, Marian Hailey-Moss has also published 11 children’s books and three coloring books about the animals. Most recently, they released “Mother Nature's Secret,”which Marian co-wrote with Chris Stover. We are privileged to have her with us today as she tells us about the story that inspired her very first book,“A Dog named Randall.”It all began when Marian brought a pigeon to someone in the East side of Manhattan. Inspired by A True Story.
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-08   460 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-08

Be Kind to Animals Week, Part 1 of 2

00:18:03
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Be Kind to Animals Week, Part 1 of 2

Celebrating Be Kind to Animals Week May 5-11, 2019.Animals are loving. Animals are noble. They are fun! They are just like us. Animals are great! In honor of Be Kind to Animals Week, I invite you to join me in watching a few heartwarming clips of my fellow animal friends.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-05-06   412 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-05-06

Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri: Islamic Concern for Animals

00:18:13
Uplifting Literature

Al-Hafiz Basheer Ahmad Masri: Islamic Concern for Animals

How animals’ role in nature cannot be understood without first acknowledging the relationship and responsibility of humans toward animals. In recent years, many important contributions made by modern naturalists have opened the doors to an improved human attitude toward animals. Let’s take a moment to reflect on Allah and the magnitude of Hiers marvelous creations. And scientific proof showing that animals communicate not only amongst themselves, but with humans as well, both to express themselves socially or to share biological needs. Animals, just like humans, have the right to peacefully access the resources of nature provided by Allah.
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-06   356 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-06

The Sweet and Gentle Chinchillas

00:16:02
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

The Sweet and Gentle Chinchillas

I’ve heard many people say, “Aww, he’s so adorable!” But if you really want to see how cute a chinchilla can be, you should check out my cousin BuBu. She has lots of photos and videos on Facebook and Instagram. Our super-soft fur is what we are famous for, but it is also the reason why we have almost become extinct in the wild. I’ll bet you’ve never seen a chinchilla in the wild. There are a few reasons for that. Number one: When was the last time you climbed over 3,000 meters? Number two: How well can you see in the dark?
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-05-03   219 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-05-03

Mother Nature’s Secret: A Charming Vegan Tale by Marian Hailey-Moss, Part 1 of 6

00:14:48
Uplifting Literature

Mother Nature’s Secret: A Charming Vegan Tale by Marian Hailey-Moss, Part 1 of 6

Since I’ve been meditating, I’ve become vegan; of course, and much more aware of what happens to animals in the world. It’s like you have to do something with this knowledge; you want to tell people about it. So, I can’t dance it, can’t act it. So, I write it, and you learn as you go along. How I found the illustrator, I googled, children’s illustrators, and I saw Marc Chalvin and immediately I knew that was the one. He’s French, and English is not his first language, And I never met him, but we do all our things. So, all our communication is through the script.
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-01   265 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-05-01

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Ms. Salima Kadaoui and SFT Animal Sanctuary

00:17:46
Shining World Awards

Shining World Compassion Award Recipient: Ms. Salima Kadaoui and SFT Animal Sanctuary

People are changing, mentalities are changing. You know, to change the world, you have to be the change. When you teach people and show them to be loving and caring towards other living beings, and you show them that an animal has feelings just like we do. And educate the community and make them understand that every life is precious, they realize and understand this state change. We need to show people, you are doing right. When you do good and carry on doing good. Don’t then let others put you off. Because the more of us that speak up for the voiceless, the sooner we will make this world even better.
Shining World Awards
2019-04-30   270 Views
Shining World Awards
2019-04-30

The Cube of Truth – Bringing Animal Activism to the Streets

00:13:59
Good People, Good Work

The Cube of Truth – Bringing Animal Activism to the Streets

AV is an animal rights organization specializing in street activism, and team members initiate important conversations with onlookers regarding the topics of veganism and equality for the animals. AV is known internationally for the Cube of Truth events that are staged in public areas. “Exposing that and just being a voice for the animals, expressing what they are not able to express themselves, just fighting for their lives is really rewarding and I feel like it’s really imperative that we do that.”
Good People, Good Work
2019-04-29   378 Views
Good People, Good Work
2019-04-29

Veterinarian Dr. Jonathan Bach - Healing with Animal Acupuncture, Part 2 of 2

00:12:29
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Veterinarian Dr. Jonathan Bach - Healing with Animal Acupuncture, Part 2 of 2

Now, the common misconception is that those needles must be dipped in medication, steroids, something. And I say, no, no, no, they’re just stainless steel needles. There’s no magic here. There’s no medicine. When we put the needles in the acupoints, that’s where the action actually starts to occur. Oftentimes when a patient has the acupuncture, it does have a calming effect, and most clients will report that for the rest of the day or the next day, their pet is more quiet than usual.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-04-26   186 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-04-26

Veterinarian Dr. Jonathan Bach - Healing with Animal Acupuncture, Part 1 of 2

00:13:58
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Veterinarian Dr. Jonathan Bach - Healing with Animal Acupuncture, Part 1 of 2

Over the years, I’ve had a number of patients(animals) who have come in where they either couldn’t walk at all or were having a lot of difficulty walking. And through acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I was able to get them back up and walking again to the point where they were enjoying life again. I also have some patients that are dealing with chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease. They’ve done quite well on acupuncture. Acupuncture, a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is an ancient form of treatment that originated in China thousands of years ago.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-04-19   160 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-04-19

Akashinga - Brave Women Protecting Zimbabwe’s Wildlife

00:14:36
Good People, Good Work

Akashinga - Brave Women Protecting Zimbabwe’s Wildlife

"Akashinga - Brave Women Protecting Zimbabwe’s Wildlife" is about a shining example of constructive change for animals and humans occurring in Africa. Akashinga field ranger Kelly Chigumbura has gained self-confidence from her work and acquired new skills. She told the BBC, "When I manage to stop poachers, I feel accomplished. I want to spend my whole life here on this job, arresting poachers and protecting animals." Strong values such as self-discipline, confidence, integrity, compassion, and reliability are demonstrated by "the brave ones".
Good People, Good Work
2019-04-15   165 Views
Good People, Good Work
2019-04-15

Gibbons – The Rainforest’s Singing Stars

00:18:31
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Gibbons – The Rainforest’s Singing Stars

Early in the morning, we sing spectacular songs awakening the stillness of the forest. Singing is very rare in mammals and, outside of humans, some say we produce the most complex songs of all land mammals. Song-bouts usually last about 10-30 minutes. Our songs reveal the singer’s sex and individual identity.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-04-05   235 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-04-05

Gerenuks – the Graceful Gazelles of East Africa

00:16:11
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Gerenuks – the Graceful Gazelles of East Africa

We are considered one of the most elegant antelopes because we have superb balance and grace while eating. Our strong hind legs and wedge-shaped hooves enable us to stand erect and reach branches that are more than two meters above the ground. In African folklore, my kind of animal is often referred to as “the Queen of Humbleness.” Gerenuks like me have been around for more than 7,000 years. You can see us in some ancient Egyptian art.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-29   205 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-29

Earthling Ed - Champion of the Vegan Movement: for the Animals, Humans, and the Planet, Part 2 of 2

00:12:42
Veggie Elite

Earthling Ed - Champion of the Vegan Movement: for the Animals, Humans, and the Planet, Part 2 of 2

Only five short years ago,as a 21-year-old Londoner, Earthing Ed was oblivious to the destruction of lives happening around us. An astounding 191 million land animals and billions of sea creatures are killed for food every day in the world
Veggie Elite
2019-03-28   302 Views
Veggie Elite
2019-03-28

Through the Generations - Animal Cultural Traditions

00:16:49
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Through the Generations - Animal Cultural Traditions

Many people think that culture is a characteristic only found in human societies. I am thrilled to tell you that modern scientific research shows that animals including primates, cetaceans, birds, fish and insects also have traditions that are transmitted across their social groups and to new generations. We animals that live in a community are just like humans, having our norms, traditions and cultural practices that characterize who we are and help us to adapt to our particular ecological niches.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-22   191 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-22

Earthling Ed - Champion of the Vegan Movement: for the Animals, Humans, and the Planet, Part 1 of 2

00:12:33
Veggie Elite

Earthling Ed - Champion of the Vegan Movement: for the Animals, Humans, and the Planet, Part 1 of 2

Earthling Ed,to hundreds of thousands of people who know him through his tireless work for the animals in our world, and whose lives have been touched by him, the name evokes immense respect, love and gratitude.Some of his admirers believe that when humanity looks back decades from now, he will be seen as the Martin Luther King of the animal rights movement. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Ed dedicates his life to serving others,courageously speaks up for the animals no matter what the circumstamces,fronts an important societal shift, delivers passionate speeches that move people.
Veggie Elite
2019-03-20   249 Views
Veggie Elite
2019-03-20

Uncompromised Compassion: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Part 2 of 2

00:14:33
Good People, Good Work

Uncompromised Compassion: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Part 2 of 2

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue through our campaign has reached out to the over 10,000 animal welfare organizations across the United States and Canada. And we have asked them to please adopt a public vegan policy which means do not serve animals or their byproducts at your events. “[Y]our action to adopt a public vegan policy will be the single greatest contribution your organization will ever make for the animals.” And we’re going to get out there, and we’re going to change the world for animals. Because we’re unstoppable.
Good People, Good Work
2019-03-18   175 Views
Good People, Good Work
2019-03-18

Cool Cooperation: Animals and Plants Balancing Nature

00:14:30
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Cool Cooperation: Animals and Plants Balancing Nature

Symbiosis is the interaction of two different organisms living together, usually with mutual benefits. There are many examples of symbiosis in our world’s diverse ecosystems, one of which is the leafcutter ants and their special crop. The original farmers on earth are thought to be the leafcutter ants. They have been intensively farming fungi in the tropical rainforests of South America as early as 60 million years ago. These ants forage for vegetation, not intending to eat it as food, but to munch the leaves into a pulp for fungi to eat which are the real source of nutrition for the ants.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-15   212 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-03-15