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Megan’s Meat-Free Monday: Memorial Day BBQ Recipes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Memorial day is time to kick off the summer! And what better way to kick off summer than with a BBQ? This weeks Meat-Free Challenge is all about grilling! Grilled asparagus with paprika, grilled corn salad, and Portobello mushroom burgers! Get outside and fire up that grill. — Global Animal

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Is Your Dog Not Listening? Here Are 12 Helpful Training Tips

(DOG TRAINING/PET CARE) Don’t give up! Your pup is just a few commands away from becoming one outstanding citizen. Patience and repetition is key. Always remember, our dog companions really want to please their guardian. If you haven’t gotten through that puppy training book, here are a few easy tips to get you started. — Global Animal

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No Such Thing As Better Beef

(FACTORY FARMING) Eating completely sustainable meat doesn’t seem possible. Factory farming is undoubtedly destroying the environment, slaughtering unprecedented amounts of animals, and putting humans at risk of deadly diseases like E. coli and salmonella. However, sustainable farms have their own set of problems. Is this alternative better for the animals? Or is sustainable meat just […]

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Should Food Have A Personality?

(FARM ANIMALS/ANIMAL SANCTUARY) An estimated 58 billion animals are slaughtered for food annually worldwide. A very small number of those neglected and abused animals are rescued by Farm Sanctuary, an organization that gives these intelligent animals an opportunity to live out the rest of their lives with their friends and family. Read on to learn […]

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Whale Poop In Perfume?

(OCEANS/WHALES) What’s the most expensive ingredient in perfume? Poop, of course! Sperm whale poop to be exact. Sperm whales create ambergris, a solid, waxy substance in their intestines to aid digestion. The fragrant ambergris can be worth $20 a gram, making these beauties quite the commodity. However, a question of morality remains. With sperm whales […]

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Gesundheit! Help Your Pet Fight Off Allergies

(PET CARE) Allergies can be a big problem for your pet. Frequent itching is the number one reason pets are brought to the vet, and although it is difficult to diagnose, your pet might be suffering from allergies. Fleas are the usual culprits, but there are also airborne, food and contact allergies. Although they aren’t always easy to figure […]

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Humpback whales in Monterey act as defenders of the ocean. Photo Credit: guardian.co.uk

Central California Has Seismic Concerns

(OCEANS/TAKE ACTION) CALIFORNIA — Animal advocates are deeply concerned for California’s central coast marine life in response to PG&E’s decision to start seismic mapping this November. The Seismic Imaging Project entails blasting 18 underwater cannons every 15-20 seconds, 24 hours a day for 33 days. The blasts send shock-waves into the earths crust which will supply data […]

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Voting Booth: Obama Administration On Animal Issues

(ANIMALS & POLITICS) The 2012 Presidential Election is underway and animal issues are not to be overlooked. The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) has compiled a vast overview of the current administrations legislature on important animal issues. Check out this chart for a quick look of key issues addressed by the Obama Administration. Read HSLF’s […]

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Big Bang Actress Writes Plant-Based Cookbook

(VEGAN CELEBRITY) The Big Bang Theory TV star, Mayim Bialik, announced that she will release a plant-based family cookbook. The book will include her family’s favorite meat-free dishes including some veganized Jewish recipes. Read on to learn more about Bialik’s journey into a plant-based lifestyle. — Global Animal   

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Usher Goes Vegan: Is The Biebs Next?

(CELEBRITY VEGAN) Musician Usher has joined the vegan movement! The pop star believes a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to live, not to mention the positive effects plant-based diets have on animals and our environment. The grammy-winning artist is the mentor to teen hearthrob Justin Beiber, and is urging the young star to also adopt a […]

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Hey In-N-Out, Add A Veggie Burger!

(CULTURE) Popular burger chain In-N-Out has gotten some negative media exposure recently. The fast food chain’s meat supplier, Central Vally Meat Co., shut down earlier this month after an undercover video surfaced showing employees abusing animals. Although In-N-Out has since cut ties with the company, vegetarians and vegans are now petitioning the restaurant to serve […]

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