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Author Archive | Alisa Manzelli

Compawssion Rescue Dogs Photos

Photographer Shows Compawssion For The Underdog

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/RESCUE DOGS) According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 to 7 million pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized—that’s one every six and a half seconds. In addition, millions more are abandoned, only to suffer from illness or injury before their untimely death. However, many are fighting […]

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Unlikely Animal Friends: A Lion, Tiger, And Bear! Oh My!

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) At Noah’s Ark, a wild-animal rescue center in Georgia, an unlikely trio consisting of an American black bear named Baloo, Leo the lion, and a Bengal tiger named Shere Kahn have become the best of friends. The three animals—collectively known as the “BLT”—were rescued as cubs nearly 12 years ago from an abusive home […]

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Some veterinarians believe cannabis can help canines. Photo Credit: The Tizona Group

Marijuana Munchies Not For Mutts?

(DOGS/PET HEALTH) WASHINGTON — Given the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado, veterinarians are witnessing an increase in the number of pooch patients requiring treatment for THC exposure. Over the last year, Washington clinics like the Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital in Tacoma have begun to see as many as 30 dogs per month […]

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No Guinness For Vegans This St. Patrick’s Day

(VEGAN/ST. PATRICK’S DAY) Bad news for stout-loving vegans far and wide: Guinness is off limits this St. Patrick’s Day. While swim bladders (or isinglass) help a fish swim and remain buoyant in water, they are also used by brewers as a filter to clear particles out of their beer. Isinglass doesn’t appear on the famed […]

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The BUAV Our Best Friends Campaign wants to end testing of cats and dogs. (ANIMAL WELFARE/ANIMAL TESTING)

Countless Puppies & Kittens Suffering At UK Lab

(ANIMAL TESTING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) recently released footage revealing horrifying experimentation on puppies and kittens at a UK lab. The eight month undercover investigation at MSD Animal Health revealed animals as young as four weeks being used for vaccine research. During the eight months, a shocking total of […]

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Dozens of monkeys have died at Charleston lab due to hypothermia. Photo Credit: ADI

Expel South Korea’s Cruel Monkey School

(ANIMAL ABUSE/MONKEYS) Animal Defenders International (ADI) released an undercover investigation revealing appalling conditions at “Monkey School,” a cruel South Korean attraction that forces monkeys to perform in shows. ADI’s findings include horrific animal abuse and neglect, including the discovery of a monkey dead in his/her cage, having received no medical treatment. While South Korea’s animal […]

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