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Major campaigns arguing against the cruel practices of making foie gras began in 2012. Photo credit: TNT Magazine

California Caters Cruelty: Foie Gras Back On The Menu

(FOIE GRAS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) CALIFORNIA — Foie gras, a French delicacy made from duck or goose liver, will continue to appear on menus throughout California, despite activists’ call for a ban. To create foie gras, producers fatten the duck or goose liver by cruelly force feeding the animal. At foie gras farms, force feeding involves shoving […]

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PETCO Pulls Deadly Dog Treats From Shelves

(PETS/DOG FOOD RECALL) U.S. pet store Petco has just announced they will no longer sell their popular Jerky and Rawhide treats for dogs and cats. The decision was made after several dogs and cats became deathly ill after consuming the products. The treats are made in China and have proven to be dangerous for pets […]

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Since many chickens cannot support their own weight, they die of dehydration, unable to get to water. Photo credit: advocacy.britannica.com

Just One Phone Call Could Stop Factory Farm Abuse

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/FACTORY FARMS) Although factory farm cruelty is considered illegal in most states, the problem continues to exist. Factory farm employees who witness acts of animal cruelty may not feel comfortable reporting such acts for fear of jeopardizing his or her job. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) believes that cruelty at factory […]

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Pigs can spend their entire lives in pig gestation crates which prohibit them from turning around. Photo credit: Humane Society of United States

Starbucks Serves Up Grande Animal Welfare Policy

(FACTORY FARMING/ANIMAL CRUELTY) With a helping hand from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Starbucks is starting the new year off on the right foot. As of January 1, 2015, the massive coffee chain put in place a North American cage-free egg policy, along with a much broader and extensive list of commitments […]

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Los Angeles City Council banned the use of bullhooks in circuses on Wednesday.

The Netherlands Bans Circus Bullying

(CIRCUSES/ANIMAL ABUSE) Just two days after Mexico announced its plans to ban wild animals in the circus, the Netherlands became yet another country to take a stand against circus animal abuse. Over two years ago, the UK drafted a similar ban on this issue, but it has yet to come into effect. Animal activists like […]

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Keeping wild animals in cages places stress on the animal. Photo credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

Mexico Says ‘Adios’ To Circus Animals

(WILD ANIMALS/CIRCUSES) MEXICO — Though circuses are meant to excite and entertain, incorporating wilds animals is a cruel and unnatural act. Many circus animals endure abuse and spend their lives caged in small pens against their will. For decades, animal activists have worked to protect wild animals from being forced to perform in circuses. Mexico recently passed […]

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The Spirit Of Giving: Help Animals Have A Happy Howl-iday

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/TAKE ACTION) Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Global Animal Foundation is celebrating by giving back to animals in need. As you may know, Global Animal Foundation is a non-profit 501(3)C charity that functions like a Green Cross for animals. It’s a responsive umbrella organization that distributes donations to vetted animal […]

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The loggerhead sea turtle is just one of the animals benefiting from military assistance. Photo Credit: National Marine Life Center

Giving Tuesday: Help Sea Turtles This Holiday Season

(OCEAN CONSERVATION/SEA TURTLES) Amidst heavily commercialized days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let’s not forget about Giving Tuesday, a day focused on charity. Taking place today, December 3, 2013, Giving Tuesday inspires the public to give back to the community—or, in this case, the environment. The Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) is just one of […]

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