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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: 5 Animals Facing Extinction

(WILDLIFE/ENDANGERED SPECIES/ANIMAL EXTINCTION) Ever since we were little, we have been fascinated with wild animals like tigers and African elephants. And now, with so much information at our fingertips, we are able to see and learn more about the animal kingdom than ever before. However, many of these species are in danger of becoming extinct […]

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<p>Photo Credit: Elana Pisani</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Cuban Picadillo

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This recipe is based on Cuban style picadillo, a ground beef based dish. There are many delicious brands of vegan soy crumbles that can replace the beef and you won’t even notice the difference! This recipe uses Trader Joe’s Beef-less Ground Beef. Traditional Cuban picadillo includes raisins, however they can be easily omitted […]

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<p>Keep your pooch full of happiness and cheer this winter. Photo Credit: Petagogy</p>

Winter Tips For Safe & Happy Pets

(PET CARE/CATS AND DOGS) You wouldn’t go outside in the cold without bundling up, so why would you expect your dog to? Those of you enduring a snowy winter have plenty of time to check this list twice. Does your pet live in a winter-ready house? — Global Animal

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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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Photo Credit: Boulders Natural Animal

5 Tail-Wagging Veterinary Innovations Of 2014

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) Veterinarians across the country are constantly working to ensure our pets are happy and healthy. Each year, vets use cutting-edge treatments to improve our furry friends’ quality of life–whether through advancements in mobility, drug developments, or modernized surgery techniques. Continue reading below for five of the most accessible veterinary innovations of […]

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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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<p>Photo Credit: Elana Pisani</p>

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Coconut Curry Tofu Steaks

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPE) Tofu is a versatile meat replacement that can absorb any flavor, including this sweet and spicy coconut curry. Black rice is packed with nutrition and has a nutty flavor that goes well with coconut. Kale is also rich in vitamins, including calcium, a nutritional concern for vegans who forego the dairy. Pan frying […]

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

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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