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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: Helping Victims Stay Afloat

(DISASTER RELIEF/ANIMAL RESCUE) Hurricane Harvey caused devastation for countless people and their pets throughout Texas and Louisiana. Luckily, over 300 shelters and animal rescues all over the the country have stepped in to help. Those affected those affected face an uphill battle to rebuild their lives, but volunteers continue to work day by day, trying to […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait. Photo Credit: Oh She Glows

Meat-Free Monday: Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Enjoy the final days of summer with this summer breakfast recipe. This Chocolate Raspberry Dreams Breakfast Parfait is not only vegan, gluten-free, no bake/raw, and soy-free, but it can also be made the night before and assembled so it’s ready to go in the morning. Simply put together a big batch of […]

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Tex-Mex Three Bean Potato Salad. Photo Credit: I Love Vegan

Meat-Free Monday: Tex-Mex Three Bean Potato Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Summer is almost over, so here’s your last chance to experiment with deli-style salads–great for summer get-togethers (picnics, BBQs, potlucks, camping trips, you name it)! This Tex-Mex three bean potato salad is perfect for prepping ahead of time, in a nice big batch, to bring to any summer festivity! Simply whip together […]

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Responding to a resident report, the HSUS animal rescue team returns successfully with two cats trapped in a home. Photograph: Anthony Rathbun/Humane Society of the United States via AP Images

TAKE ACTION: Hurricane Harvey Animal Victims Need Our Help!

(HURRICANE HARVEY/ANIMAL RESCUE) Being the most powerful storm to hit the mainland in over a decade, Hurricane Harvey has completely wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana. To put things in perspective, an estimated 20 trillion gallons dumped on the 2.3 million-person city of Houston since Harvey came ashore. Some parts of Texas received as much as […]

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Cosmo, an 11 year old border collie service dog rests while Senator Lauren Book introduces SB 416 during the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice meeting at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee Florida March 13, 2017. Photo Credit:

Courts Lay Down The Paw: Abused Pets Get A Legal Voice

(PETS/ANIMAL LAWS) Last year, Connecticut became the first state to allow judges to appoint lawyers and law students as volunteer advocates for pets in cases involving cruelty, abuse, and neglect. Alternately, animal advocates can also be requested by a prosecutor or defense counsel. What’s more, the volunteer advocates are authorized to conduct investigations in hopes […]

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Joe Garcia carried his dog, Heidi, from his flooded home in Spring, Texas. Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help Pets In Need

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) HOUSTON — In the same type of catastrophic flooding that beset Texas during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has battered the nation’s fourth largest city this past week. The flooding has left 25 dead and caused more than 30,000 people to flee their flooded homes. While many pets […]

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Vegan Macaroni Salad. Photo Credit: I Love Vegan

Meat-Free Monday: Vegan Macaroni Salad

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, why not give your mom’s macaroni salad a vegan makeover? This classic summer staple is perfect for potlucks, picnics, barbeques, and pretty much any summertime gathering. This typical deli-style macaroni salad is chock-full of crunchy vegetables like broccoli florets, carrots, green onions, red bell […]

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Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait. Photo Credit: I Love Vegan

Meat-Free Monday: Banana Chai Smoothie Parfait

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meatless Monday, try this tasty summertime treat! This banana chai smoothie parfait is great for breakfast, a snack, or even a light dessert. This simple recipe is perfect if you’ve found yourself with more overripe bananas than you know what to do with. Thankfully bananas are ideal for freezing […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Two-Bite Vegan Baked Potatoes

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) This week’s Meatless Monday recipe is the perfect side dish or appetizer, and offers two flavor options–Tex-Mex or loaded. What’s more, these two-bit vegan baked potatoes are quick and easy to put together (ready in 35 minutes or less), and only require 8 ingredients (unless you’d prefer to customize them with your favorite […]

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Join The Stampede! Celebrate World Elephant Day

(ELEPHANTS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Happy World Elephant Day! This global campaign was founded in 2012 to shine a light on the delicate state of elephant populations across the globe. In addition to habitat loss and exploitation, poaching for the ivory trade is one of the most difficult issues conservationists must face to protect these gentle giants. But […]

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Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday, why not try something new? These Thai Peanut Tofu Salad Tacos are the perfect combination of a salad and a handheld snack. A flavorful fusion, this dish takes all of our favorite Thai flavors and stuffs them inside of a taco. Featuring carrots, bell peppers, purple cabbage, […]

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Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce. Photo Credit: Keepin' It Kind

Meat-Free Monday: Falafel Tacos With Sriracha Tahini Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, why not celebrate Taco Tuesday a day early? After all, it’s always a great day for tacos! Give your traditional tacos a Mediterranean twist with these falafel tacos with Sriracha tahini sauce. They are unbelievably delicious with a perfect combination of textures and flavors. The Sriracha […]

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Meat-Free Monday: Watermelon Frosty (Or Margarita)

(MEAT-FREE MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) Nothing says ‘summer’ quite like fresh watermelon. For this Meatless Monday, sip on this watermelon frosty–or margarita, for your next cocktail party! Not only is watermelon low in fat and only about 40 calories per cup, but it’s also super hydrating, which is great for beating the summer heat! It also contains fiber, […]

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Meat-Free Monday- Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Meat-Free Monday: Grilled Veggie Skewers With Chimichurri Sauce

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) If you haven’t already, it’s time to dust off the grill and get ready for some summertime grilling! For this week’s Meat-Free Monday recipe, try these grilled veggie skewers with a bold chimichurri sauce. This recipe mixes savory and sweet vegetables like bell peppers, onion, sweet potatoes, baby potatoes, and portobello mushrooms–which […]

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