Hannah: We’re jumping into March with another round of animal news.
Jenna: An entrepreneurial duo from Mexico, named Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, have created a vegan leather from cactus for their company, Desserto. The creators have been nominated for the German Green Product Award 2020. Velarde and Cázarez have created an amazing, more sustainable alternative product to animal-sourced leather. Check out their products and work here.
Hannah: A sweet shelter pup up for adoption named Burreaux has gone viral after a video of him smiling at visitors and volunteers was released. When greeted with higher pitched affirmations, Burreaux cannot hold back a smile. This video is melting the hearts of viewers, including me! It is a must see.
Jenna: Lastly, to kick off our 2020 fundraiser, we are recreating our inaugural “I am a Fanimal” video montages. We want to hear from you! Show us your Fanimal love by sending us a short clip of you saying “I am a Fanimal!” Check out our first, second, and third montages from 2018 for inspiration. Videos can be submitted through email as a link or an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries are due March 14th, and we will release the final product in April. We look forward to seeing your clip!
Hannah: That wraps things up for this week. Thanks for joining us!
This week’s animal news:
The world wants to eat more octopus. Is farming them ethical? from National Geographic
New York City has a turtle problem from National Geographic
The Leopard Cub With the Lioness Mom from The New York Times
In Delaware, Dams Are Being Removed to Spur Fish Migration from The New York Times
Puppy Sits In Shelter Smiling At Everyone Who Passes By from The Dodo
The Wildlife Trade & Disease Spread from Faunalytics
Mcdonald’s Just Launched a Vegan Strawberry McFlurry from LiveKindly
Red pandas are actually two separate species, study finds from The Guardian
Sydney baboon escape: the questions that remain from The Guardian
Unique non-oxygen breathing animal discovered from Science Daily
Glowing frogs and salamanders may be surprisingly common from Science News
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