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PETA is calling for orca whales to be placed in large-scale ocean sanctuaries. Photo Credit: Chris Gotshall/AP Photo

Bigger Tanks Do Not Mean Better Homes For SeaWorld Whales

(SEAWORLD/WHALES/CAPTIVE ORCAS) In response to the criticism SeaWorld received after the release of the documentary film, Blackfish, SeaWorld San Diego announced its plans to expand the park’s orca whale enclosures. The new orca environment will double in its size— spanning 50 feet deep and 350 feet in length. However, animal activists argue that enlarging the orca enclosures will do very little to improve orca health. When not in captivity, orca whales enjoy swimming as deep as 1,000 feet into the ocean. Therefore, an enclosure that is merely 50 feet deep would still not provide the whales with a proper environment. Read on to learn about why these intelligent creatures deserve lives free from captivity. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This perfect pasta dish is full of nutrients and simple ingedients.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Eggplant Penne

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This penne pasta recipe is a delicious combination of nutrient dense eggplant and spinach with the added protein of pine nuts and the antioxidants of juicy Kalamata olives. The pasta is tossed in olive oil and lemon juice to make a simple, yet flavorful sauce. Use whole grain pasta to boost the nutrition. Serve with a side salad or some garlic bread! — Global Animal

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New iPhone App For Wildlife Emergencies

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/WILDLIFE) Animal Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals, created a new iPhone and Android app that caters to protecting wildlife. The app, called Animal Help Now, allows for people to connect with animal professionals who can help in emergency animal-related situations. Whether you encounter a sick bird, or hope to save a wounded deer, Animal Help Now can assist you. Read on to learn more about Animal Help Now, and how helping animals is only a tap/click away. — Global Animal

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5 Ways Students Can Stand Up For Animals

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) You’re never too young to make a difference for animals, so the Humane Society has outlined several ways for students around the world to become leaders for animals. The list includes videos featuring celebrities such as Jenna Tatum and Woody Harrelson, as well as an infographic on how to start your own humane, animal-friendly organization. Read on for the amazing things you or your child can do to be cruelty-free. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This twice-baked potato recipe adds in kale.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Twice-Baked Potatoes

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This twice-baked potatoes recipe uses kale to add some greens to this traditionally starchy side dish. These potatoes make an excellent presentation so they are perfect for dinner parties and holiday celebrations. Serve them alongside your favorite faux meats or pair them with a main dish of white beans! — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Blueberry Picking

(MEATLESS/VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Summertime is definitely the best time of year to eat blueberries. In most areas they begin to ripen in May when the weather gets warmer, and they continue to ripen through September. Blueberries are at their sweetest and there are plenty available, so they’re usually on sale. I decided to take full advantage and buy some fresh blueberries instead of the frozen ones I usually use in my morning smoothie. I even found a delicious blueberry parfait recipe to help shake-up my morning routine. — Global Animal

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Remember Me Thursday: Let’s Light Up The World

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/CELEBRITY NEWS) Each year on the fourth Thursday of September, Remember Me Thursday, a worldwide pet awareness campaign, sheds light on the millions of orphaned pets around the globe. On the day of the event, which will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014, individuals light candles not only in remembrance of orphan pets who have lost their lives, but also to shine a light upon animals who still desperately need homes. — Global Animal

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Try this sweet mango banana sorbet.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Mango Banana Sorbet

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Take a break from the summer heat with this sweet and creamy sorbet. The recipe requires only a few simple ingredients. The banana gives it a velvety texture and is perfectly paired with mango for a tropical flavored dessert. Serve some tonight for a cool alternative to ice cream! — Global Animal

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