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Lemon Scones are a delicious for breakfast or dessert. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES)

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Easter Lemon Scones

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) These lemon scones are a scrumptious treat for Easter breakfast or brunch. Lemon is a delicious springtime fruit and perfect for Easter pastries. These scones are flavored with fresh lemon juice and topped with a lemon icing. You can enjoy them for breakfast or even as a dessert! — Global Animal

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<p>Massive migrations of monarch butterflies along the California-Mexico coast can take these airborne insects over 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers).  Photograph by Hope Ryden</p>

Springtime Means Amazing Butterflies! (GALLERY)

(ANIMAL PICTURES/BUTTERFLIES) Springtime is here, and along with the beautiful weather it brings…butterflies! Feast your eyes on this photo gallery of amazing winged beauties–from the most common to the rarest of butterfly species. These wonderful photos are sure to make you float like a butterfly, or at least stop and smell the roses! — Global Animal

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<p>Delicious pan pizza, sans the cheese!</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Pan Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Pizza is one of those dishes that’s universally loved. It comes in so many varieties, and several cultures around the world tend to exclude the cheese, which works out nicely for vegans. In Italy, a basic pizza with tomato sauce, garlic, and olive oil is known as pizza marinara. My version of this […]

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Only about 1% of all pets in North America are insured. Photo Credit: Modern Dog Magazine

Poison Prevention Week: Protect Pets From Household Items

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) This week, during National Poison Prevention Week, learn how you can protect your pet from the toxic dangers and poisoning. Many common household items, such as Advil and chewing gum, could pose a serious threat to your pet. Pet insurance company Trupanion has compiled a list of the most common poison […]

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Of all the agricultural land in the U.S., 80 percent is used to raise animals for food and grow grain to feed them. That’s almost half the total land mass of the lower 48 states. Photo Credit: PETA

5 Films That Will Make You Want To Change Your Diet

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/FACTORY FARMING) There is a new epidemic sweeping across the globe, but it seems nobody is doing anything about it. That’s probably because this epidemic doesn’t affect people–it affects animals. Millions of helpless animals are tortured, abused, and mistreated just so we can feed our faces. Factory farming is big business, and it’s destroying […]

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Sleeping Puppy dog Sticks Out tongue

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Understanding Dog Sleep Patterns

(DOGS/PET CARE) Every pet parent wants to see his or her dog remain healthy for as long as possible. It’s important to make sure your dog eats the healthiest foods possible, gets plenty of exercise, and receives a regular veterinarian examination, keeping up with all of their vaccinations. However, sleep patterns are just as important […]

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<p>Photo Credit: blogs.smithsonianmag.com</p>

No Guinness For Vegans This St. Patrick’s Day

(VEGAN/ST. PATRICK’S DAY) Bad news for stout-loving vegans: 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 beer’s list of […]

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