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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Animal Heroes: Selflessly Assisting with Pure Hearts

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Animal Heroes: Selflessly Assisting with Pure Hearts

I’m sure you have heard numerous stories of how people have demonstrated great courage and compassion in saving thee lives of others. We animals can also feel the pain and needs of those around us, be it animal or human, and will try and help in any way possible. Here are some tales of brave animals in our world! Sally the tabby cat in Melbourne, Australia, and her human companion Craig Jeeves, narrowly escaped a house fire. “She jumped on my head and sort of like was screaming at me and woke me up; otherwise, I wouldn’t have got up,” Craig said. Most of his house was lost to the blaze, and the fire department said it was lucky Craig got out in time. Animals help and save others out of our inherent good nature and ask for no reward. Even though we look a bit different than you, we cherish and respect life just like humans.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-11-22   707 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-11-22

The Wonderful Earth Inhabitants, Part 1 of 2

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

The Wonderful Earth Inhabitants, Part 1 of 2

One of the reasons October 2nd was specifically selected as “World Farm Animals Day” is that it coincides with the birthday of one of the modern era’s greatest practitioners of nonviolence, Mahatma Gandhi - the “Father of India.” Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” and, “I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” As we take this opportunity to contemplate the meaning of World Farm Animals Day, we call on humanity to be aware that all beings should live as equals and be treated with respect.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-10-02   236 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-10-02

Altruistic Animals

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Altruistic Animals

Today we would like to share with you some amazing stories of animals who turned their selfless concern into loving action for the benefit of others. Let’s start with a cat named Kuu. Cat Assists Dog with Dementia. Cat Saves Baby from Danger. Dog Keeps Lost Child Safe and Warm. Cat Saves Caregiver from Fire. Dog Saves Family from Fire. Let’s now meet a bull calf named Oliver. Bull Calf gives Love to Blind Bison. Just like humans, we animals are beings that have feelings. There are times when each of us needs some support, and these are the opportunities for those close to us to let their nobility shine and give selflessly. I trust you have enjoyed today’s stories and are perhaps even inspired to lend a softer heart and a more generous hand to all of Earth’s inhabitants.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-20   372 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-20

The Winter Sleep of Animals

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

The Winter Sleep of Animals

Winter is the coldest time of the year, when the days are shorter and the nights are longer. It is a season of rest, and a period to conserve, rather than expend, energy. So, what is hibernation? It is like a long, deep sleep for animals and a time. Animals prepare to enter this state by eating a lot during the summer and autumn seasons to store fat to last them throughout the winter. Did you know that a pregnant American black bear could give birth during hibernation? She does not even need to wake herself to take care of her cubs. Instead, she can nurse her babies for months from the stored fat she has on reserve. Did you know that some animals in hot climates also undergo a form of hibernation? This is called estivation. Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke about the spiritual purpose of hibernation for animals during an August 23, 2009 lecture given in France. “There are some spiritual reasons. You see, because every day, animals, they’re also busy looking for food and taking care of their family, and so during wintertime, they take advantage of the natural cycle and they go into hibernation; they sleep in winter to recover their spiritual strength, apart from other things.”
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-17   116 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-17

Tal Gilboa: At The Forefront of Inspiring Israel's Vegan Movement, Part 1 of 3

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Veggie Elite

Tal Gilboa: At The Forefront of Inspiring Israel's Vegan Movement, Part 1 of 3

Ms. Gilboa has become a celebrity at home and abroad through her numerous initiatives for bringing awareness of raising animal livestock and for encouraging everyone to adopt veganism. As one of the most influential animal-rights activists and key resource on veganism, Tal Gilboa was appointed as the Animal-Rights Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel. Witnessing the ordeal of a mother cow served as a key moment for Tal Gilboa. She reflected on how best to honor a parent’s responsibility to children in terms of clear and honest education regarding animals. “And what I did was to take them all, the three of them, to farms. I wanted them to to watch the truth. Now I could say the truth to them by my knowledge, the calves are in these little cages, because they’re separated from their mothers. This is what I did and they changed because of that." Tal Gilboa's noble example and bold actions have reached farther than her whole family's turining vegan; she has also influenced many others within her country.
Veggie Elite
2020-01-16   171 Views
Veggie Elite
2020-01-16

Extraordinary African Ostriches

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Extraordinary African Ostriches

Today, you will see what makes us ostriches such a unique and exquisite bird, and one to be treasured here on our loving planet. Our incredible eyesight is a great advantage for detecting anything suspicious. Although we can’t fly, we can sustain a running speed of over 50 kilometers or 30 miles per hour for more than an hour. We are the fastest bird on land and the speediest animal on two feet. We use our wings like a rudder, adjusting them to help us turn at high speeds, giving us a dainty running style that any ballerina would envy. Oregon State University, USA, has also seen the potential of our superior leg design and developed a stable, all-terrain bipedal robot. We lay the largest eggs in the world! In the Guinness Book of Records, the biggest recorded egg weighed 5 pounds and 11.36 ounces, or 2.6 kilograms. We can live for over 40 years, and are very adaptable, eating many types of seeds and plants, with the ability to travel long distances to forage for food.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-10   190 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-10

The Vivacious Vegan Ambassador, Jane 'Unchained' Velez-Mitchell, Part 3 of 3

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Veggie Elite

The Vivacious Vegan Ambassador, Jane 'Unchained' Velez-Mitchell, Part 3 of 3

On today's program, Jane shares her thoughts about how our dietary choices affect our mental wellbeing. She believes that a vegan lifestyle contributes to happiness, while meat consumption can lead to depression. Jane says we can do many things to promote the healthier, happier vegan lifestyle. For example, whenever fast food chains, restaurants, or stores introduce new plant-based products, Jane and her team actively support them. Jane and her volunteer contributors continually seek more ways to promote the vegan lifestyle. They have recently expanded through conducting live interviews with experts, and through music. "There are too many things that we can do every single day to move us toward our goal of a compassionate cruelty free, plant-based world. Supreme Master TV, we are a peaceful force that will change the world! That is changing the world. Carry on! Double down!"
Veggie Elite
2020-01-09   134 Views
Veggie Elite
2020-01-09

The Vivacious Vegan Ambassador, Jane “Unchained” Velez-Mitchell, Part 2 of 3

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Veggie Elite

The Vivacious Vegan Ambassador, Jane “Unchained” Velez-Mitchell, Part 2 of 3

Jane Velez-Mitchell’s enthusiasm in spreading the vegan message is inspirational. Her website, Jane Unchained, now reaches more than one million people. Jane and her team of volunteer contributors use every possible social platform to promote vegan living. “This is a crucial time. Every single person who wants to save this planet, go on social media every time you eat a vegan meal, put it on Instagram, go live on Facebooks. We need to flood social media with vegan content and normalize non-violence, and normalize non-violence, normalize veganism, normalize a compassionate lifestyle.” “We just finished a documentary called, ‘Countdown to Year Zero!’ Everybody needs to see ‘Countdown to Year Zero.’ It is the most important subject. If the world is uninhabitable for humans, it’s too hot to support human life, all the other issues will pale. And the solution is simply to eliminate the meat and dairy from our diet. It is the leading cause of climate change.”
Veggie Elite
2020-01-02   227 Views
Veggie Elite
2020-01-02

The Animals Celebrate a Happy Vegan New Year!

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

The Animals Celebrate a Happy Vegan New Year!

My name is Nora, and I am a polar bear from Spirited Alaska, USA. In honor of the brand new year, the animals of our world would like to share some good news, warm wishes, and blessings with you. “We dogs are praying every day that there will soon be a vegan world! And we are doing our part to make it happen!” “Every day, we whales bless the ocean and fulfill our role in sustaining our planet.” My little cubs asked me to say “hi” and let you know that they are counting on you to do you part to save their polar habitat! “I know that 2020 is going to be a terrific year because I hear so much great news as I fly overhead!” “I live quietly in my burrow, and I didn’t know that so much was happening! This is certainly a Golden Era, and our world will soon be filled with abundance and peace. The future generations, both human and animal, will be living in a true paradise.”
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-01   244 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2020-01-01

Shining World Compassion Award - The Rabbit Haven

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Shining World Awards

Shining World Compassion Award - The Rabbit Haven

The Rabbit Haven, founded in 1987, is a shelter devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and care of injured and abandoned bunnies with the goal of finding loving forever homes for them. The story of how the Rabbit Haven began is a story of love, the love of a bunny named Bernstein who entered the life of Heather Bechtel, the eventual founder of the shelter. In the past few decades, people at the Rabbit Haven have saved thousands of rabbits and transformed their lives. They did so through rescuing, caring as well as fostering. In 2018, Supreme Master Television had the honor to feature Ms. Heather and the Rabbit Haven in the Good People, Good Works series. After seeing the program, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai graciously conferred the Shining World Compassion Award to the Rabbit Haven’s founder, Heather Bechtel and her team, plus US$15,000.
Shining World Awards
2019-12-31   188 Views
Shining World Awards
2019-12-31

Animal Heroes: Love Beyond Species

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Animal Heroes: Love Beyond Species

On today’s program, we will show you some examples of animals assisting other animals, regardless of their species. Macaque Monkeys Adopt Stray Puppies. In January 2016, people in the southern Indian city of Erode observed a macaque monkey caring for a little stray puppy. She acted like a mother, defending him from unfriendly dogs and removing fleas and dirt from his coat. The loving bond between the two animals melted many people’s hearts. It certainly seems true that love knows no borders. Many times, when there is an animal in need, another animal will provide assistance without hesitation. Our next story demonstrates the compassion of a dolphin for two stranded whales. A big hip, hip, hurrah for all the noble animals featured today! We are very proud of what you have done and you truly are excellent examples of your respective species’ inherent kindness.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-27   836 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-27

The Vivacious Vegan Ambassador, Jane “Unchained” Velez-Mitchell, Part 1 of 3

00:12:28
Veggie Elite

The Vivacious Vegan Ambassador, Jane “Unchained” Velez-Mitchell, Part 1 of 3

Today, we are honored to present to you the extraordinary Ms. Jane Velez-Mitchell. For most of her career, Jane was an internationally renowned television host and investigative journalist. She is the laureate of both the Los Angeles and New York Emmy Awards for excellence in broadcasting. In addition, she is also a New York Times bestselling author. In developing the concept for the Jane Unchained Network, Ms. Velez-Mitchell cleverly took advantage of citizen journalism combined with social media, realizing that every person with a cell phone and a Facebook account can contribute to the vegan movement. Jane Velez-Mitchell has a special Christmas message for us. "The best way to honor Christmas and the spirit of Christmas is to stop eating animals and their byproducts, and to have a compassionate, kind holiday. And you know, Jesus Christ went into the temple in Jerusalem and freed the animals. He was the original, open rescue, animal activist."
Veggie Elite
2019-12-26   370 Views
Veggie Elite
2019-12-26

Donkeys: Our Clever and Empathetic Helpers

00:13:47
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Donkeys: Our Clever and Empathetic Helpers

My ancestors were wild donkeys who lived in Africa 6,000 years ago. We are genetically related to Nubian wild asses and were domesticated to assist with transporting food and goods. We can also adapt to all types of terrain. Our long, narrow hooves enable us to walk steadily on rugged trails. This allow us to sometimes join rescue operations in mountainous areas. Being social animals, we closely bond with other donkeys. Cleanliness is valued by us and we assist each other in grooming. With a strong instinct for self-preservation, donkeys stay away from danger. That’s why we're often considered stubborn when actually we're only following our instinct. We can be your most loyal and reliable companion once you have earned our trust. By nature, we’re gentle, kindhearted, loving, and brave in the face of challenges. For thousands of years, we've generously served humanity by offering our labor and tirelessly working hard.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-25   261 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-25

The Fry Family – Crafting Food for Change Since 1991, Part 3 of 3

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Veggie Elite

The Fry Family – Crafting Food for Change Since 1991, Part 3 of 3

On today’s program, we will introduce you to Wally Fry’s daughter, Tammy Fry, who wishes to change the world and its people through the way they eat. Tammy is not only the Marketing Director of Fry’s, she is also a famous vegan blogger, athlete extraordinaire, public speaker, plant-based nutritionist, and the founder of Meat Free Mondays in South Africa and Australia. Tammy is a born vegetarian. "Bacon for a child could be a carrot. I mean, they don’t know that that came off an animal’s body, unless you’ve actually explained that to them. And I think sometimes, giving them the truth about what they’re eating will naturally turn them off.” “I learned really young, that in order to change people, you need to inspire them. So, you have to focus on the solution and show them, that actually, this is a great way to live; you inspire them to change rather. Having being an athlete myself for so many years, doing many hours of training every single day on a plant-based diet, showed me that was actually possible."
Veggie Elite
2019-12-19   509 Views
Veggie Elite
2019-12-19

Chipmunks - Enjoyers of Solitude

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Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

Chipmunks - Enjoyers of Solitude

We chipmunks are the smallest members of the squirrel family and are known for our burrowing habits and love of nuts. We are identified by our pudgy cheeks, bushy tails, and white and black stripes that run down our backs. We can come in various shades of brown, yellow, and gray fur. Chipmunks like to be alone and we normally ignore one another and are only seen in pairs during the mating season in spring. In short, like hermits, we like to keep to ourselves! As we are not very social, each chipmunk has his or her own burrow. Chipmunks construct expansive underground abodes which can be between 3 to 4 meters in length, with several well-hidden entrances. Though chipmunks like staying in forest areas, we’re also comfortable in other settings, like urban spaces. You can find us in city parks, around hedges, and in backyards. We are quite flexible and can adapt to a wide variety of living surroundings!
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-17   163 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-17

“Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement” – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 3 of 3

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Uplifting Literature

“Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement” – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 3 of 3

Continuing our interview with Dr. Singer, he shares his thoughts on adopting the compassionate plant-based lifestyle. "Well, I think perhaps the best moral decision I ever took was to stop eating animals." We are currently facing a planetary crisis. In addition to the worsening effects of global warming, human activity is depleting many of Earth’s precious resources. However, Dr. Singer believes that we can still reverse these effects if we change our own lifestyles. To close, Dr. Peter Singer shares the important role that choosing a vegan diet plays in restoring our moral well-being and taking that step to restore Earth’s stability. "I think if the world would become entirely vegan or even vegetarian, it would be a major step forwards in our ethical standing in the extent to which we were guided by ethics in our lives."
Uplifting Literature
2019-12-13   176 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-12-13

It's Time to Acknowledge the Rights of Animals, Part 2 of 2

00:15:41
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

It's Time to Acknowledge the Rights of Animals, Part 2 of 2

Surge is a UK-based group, Surge's noble goal is a new era in which all animals are free from suffering, oppression, and violence. Surge's team focuses on promoting plant-based living as this is the path to bring all animals peace. With these combined efforts, in September 2018, London Fashion Week became 100% fur-free! Another well-known organization which promotes veganism and the banishment of fur is the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA. PETA has adhered to a simple principle since its inception, "Animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way." Also, we shouldn't forget about Mercy for Animals (MFA), a Shining World Compassion Award recipient, that is striving to construct a compassionate food system by reducing animal suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-13   191 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-13

The Fry Family – Crafting Food for Change Since 1991, Part 2 of 3

00:11:21
Veggie Elite

The Fry Family – Crafting Food for Change Since 1991, Part 2 of 3

In almost 30 years of running a business, Mr. Fry’s role has changed and evolved over time. He generously shared these changes with us. What is the future of food? Mr. Fry explains that there will be many changes concerning the marketing of foods and its consumption in the future. “There’s a couple of bad things going on with food and that’s plastic. And of course, you know, meat and animal products. So, consciousness is growing in the world. And I think that as we get deeper and deeper into this movement or evolution of humankind, supermarkets will change. We will become more natural with everything. We will have less packaging, things will not be able to be transported long distances and therefore have to be in plastic. Things will change and people will stop buying bottled water. I think those things are gonna change without any doubt. There’s no doubt at all, in my mind.”
Veggie Elite
2019-12-12   301 Views
Veggie Elite
2019-12-12

It's Time to Acknowledge the Rights of Animals, Part 1 of 2

00:14:32
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants

It's Time to Acknowledge the Rights of Animals, Part 1 of 2

Do you know that December 10th is our day, International Animal Rights Day? In 1998, the organization Uncaged launched, on the same date as Human Rights Day, the first-ever International Animal Rights Day. Uncaged was founded in 1993, by Angela Roberts and Lynn Williamson and is now known as the Centre for Animals and Social Justice (CASJ). which acts as a voice for animals by carrying out pioneering research and furthering just animal treatment by promoting reforms that could better our welfare. Another UK-based group called Surge. Surge started “The Official Animal Rights March” in 2016 that has since become an annual event held not just in London, UK, but also around our world. The gathering’s purpose is to spark vegans everywhere to speak up for the animals and become active in driving positive change in their local communities.
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-10   371 Views
Animal World: Our Co-inhabitants
2019-12-10

“Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement” – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 2 of 3

00:12:31
Uplifting Literature

“Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement” – Interview with Dr. Peter Singer, Part 2 of 3

In this series, we are very honored to have Dr. Peter Singer with us to share more about his book, “Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement.” “Henry Spira was always concerned to try to reduce the oppression of the strong against the weak. He was always on the side of the oppressed. Those most in need of help. And I think if we follow that example, ...then I think that’s a very good guide for how we should act in the world.” Dr. Singer emphasizes that all beings are entitled to have rights; we should not limit such sanctions to only those who understand what the concept of “rights” means. “And similarly, it should not mean that nonhuman animals don’t have rights. We should not think of rights as only for humans. These are rights that all sentient beings should have to the extent that they can benefit from them. So, these are not really human rights. These are rights that we think should go to all beings who can benefit by the protections that they offer. And that’s why they should not be limited to members of our species.”
Uplifting Literature
2019-12-08   220 Views
Uplifting Literature
2019-12-08
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