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A Nightmare For Dolphins Shipped To The Desert For New Tourist Attraction

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY) Despite growing public opposition to places like SeaWorld and Marineland, Dolphinaris Arizona–a new $20 million dolphin park near Scottsdale, Arizona–officially opened it doors on October 15. The tourist attraction currently features three captive dolphins and provides customers with the opportunity to pay hundreds of dollars for “interactive experiences” like swimming with […]

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Vegans want to enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, too! The drink’s demand is clearly apparent given the recent petition to Starbucks asking for a dairy-free option, so I figured this would be a good time to share my own recipe for pumpkin spice syrup. This recipe packs in more pumpkin than most vegan […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Spring Roll Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, think outside the box with these deconstructed spring roll bowls. Break away from your traditional dinner while avoiding the difficult task of properly rolling a spring roll. Feel free to use your favorite vegetables and add in some tofu or tempeh for a little extra flavor. […]

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The Truth About Crazy Cat People & Why We Need Them

(CATS/STRAY ANIMALS) What do you picture when someone uses the phrase, “crazy cat lady?” An older woman with more than five cats? Someone who spends all of their money on cat toys and food? In reality, “crazy cat ladies” are the ones who rescue and help care for our stray and/or feral feline friends. If […]

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Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seed Mole Bowls. Photo Credit: Mike Garten

Meat-Free Monday: Roasted Squash & Pumpkin Seed Mole Bowls

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, it’s time to embrace the flavors of fall! This vegetarian rice bowl combines butternut squash and pumpkin seeds with a delicious Mexican mole sauce for a delicious fall fusion. Use lime wedges for garnishing to give the dish an extra pop of zest. This dish is so […]

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Adoption helps save the lives of animals in need. Photo Credit: OlgaKay

October Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month! Howl To Help Homeless Pets

(SHELTER PETS/ANIMAL ADOPTION) There’s much more to celebrate this month than Halloween. October is designated as National Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. During this month, the ASPCA hopes to raise awareness about shelter animals and promote involvement within the community—whether it’s simply spreading the word or bringing a lovable dog into your home. To kick off the initiative, […]

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Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna. Photo Credit: Good Housekeeping

Meat-Free Monday: Cheeseless Black Bean Lasagna

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try this vegan-friendly version of a classic Italian dish. This cheeseless black bean lasagna is a unique spin on a hearty pasta favorite, and is packed with tofu and black beans for a good protein fix. The crumbly tofu texture resembles everyone’s favorite ricotta cheese, but […]

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Vets Liza Ledet and Ashley Geoghegan receive special Heroes of the Flood awards. Photo Credit: Kim Chatelain, | The Times-Picayune

Heroes Of The Flood: How Two Vets Saved 33 Dogs In Louisiana

(ANIMAL RESCUE/NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF) Animal rescue efforts are still underway following the Great Flood of 2016. The Humane Society of Louisiana put out a call for help after the Louisiana floods devastated the Livingston Parish region. Dogs were found stranded on the roof of the flooded Denham Springs Animal Shelter, but luckily Dr. Liza Ledet […]

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Give this vegan green mac and cheese recipe a try! Photo Credit: 101 Cookbooks

Meat-Free Monday: Broccoli-Basil Mac & Cheese

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Hands down, mac and cheese is one of our favorite comfort foods. This broccoli-basil mac and cheese recipe may not be vegan, but it’s made from whole wheat bread and is packed with flavor! The cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and basil make this green mac and cheese particularly unique in taste. Substitute with […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Maple Cinnamon Buns

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With the fall weather upon us, it’s time to get get baking! Pull out your baking sheets and preheat your oven for these delicious wholewheat maple cinnamon buns! But beware: this recipe is not for beginner cooks as vegan chef Jamie Oliver categorizes the recipe under “showing off.” Good luck, and enjoy! […]

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Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue in Baton Rouge. Photo Credit: CNN

Flood Relief Donations: Helping Louisiana Out Of The Mud

(ANIMAL RESCUE/ACTIVISM) Last month, the United States witnessed the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy when prolonged rainfall and catastrophic flooding devastated parts of southern Louisiana. The historic and unprecedented event was quickly declared a state of emergency as it submerged thousands of homes and businesses, displacing thousands of residents and their pets. Fortunately, rescue […]

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