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Have A Certified Humane Thanksgiving

(HUMANE THANKSGIVING/TURKEYS) This Thanksgiving, if you aren’t planning to replace your turkey with a tofurky, consider getting a certified humane turkey for your holiday feast. According to Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) “Certified Humane turkeys can flap wings, move around, perch above ground at night, and eat nutritious food without antibiotics or other chemicals.” In […]

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At the Turkey Trot festival in Yellville, Arkansas, live turkeys are dropped from airplanes. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Tradition Or Torture? Stop The Turkey Trot!

(TURKEYS/ANIMAL CRUELTY) “Bombs away!” takes on a whole new meaning in Yellville, Arkansas, where the incredibly cruel “Turkey Drop” tradition is a main event at the annual Turkey Trot festival. Yes, many consume turkey on Thanksgiving, but these intelligent and playful birds deserve to be treated with more humanity. Read on to see if the […]

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Channing Tatum and HBO documentary War Dog A Soldier's Best Friend

Channing Tatum Sheds Light On Canines In Combat In Documentary ‘War Dog’

(MILITARY DOGS) HBO’s new emotional documentary War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend, airing Veteran’s Day, highlights the intimate relationship between U.S. Special Operations soldiers and the K9s serving beside them in combat. The film takes a look into the lives of three canines–Layka, Mika, and Pepper–and their handlers, exploring their time on the battlefield and […]

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World Vegan Month November

20 Ways To Celebrate World Vegan Month

(GO GREEN/VEGANISM) November is World Vegan Month and there is no better time to transition to a vegan diet. World Vegan Month celebrates the founding of the world’s first vegan organization. On November 1, 1944, The Vegan Society was founded in England by Donald Watson. He coined the term vegan and used it to refer […]

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Can You Imagine A World Without Meat? (VIDEO)

(VEGETARIAN/MEATLESS) What would the world look like if the sale and consumption of meat was completely outlawed? As part of its What If? series, BBC explores a hypothetical newscast from the year 2050, when meat products are banned. Visit the link below to see the video for yourself. — Global Animal

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Top Reasons To Go Vegan: Meat Causes Heart Disease

Vegetarianism & Mental Health: Plant-Based Happiness

(VEGETARIAN LIFESTYLE) There’s no doubting the benefits of a meat-free diet as statistics show vegetarians have lower rates of health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But did you know going meat-free also promotes empathy amongst human beings? In the following article, Dr. Sujatha Ramakrishna, author of Raising Kids Who Love Animals, discusses […]

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Rice milk and soy milk are great dairy-free milk alternatives.

Got (Dairy-Free) Milk?

(BE GREEN/VEGANISM) Got (Soy) Milk? Got (Almond) Milk? Did you know these dairy alternatives boast more calcium than whole milk? Unlike the alternatives, dairy products contain such high amounts of fat and cholesterol that they can be considered unhealthy. And because cow milk is intended for calves, it’s no surprise that over 75 percent of […]

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<p>Earth Day began in 1970, and since then, people all over the world recognize it as a day to promote keeping the environment healthy. Photo Credit: ax2groin via Flickr</p>

What On Earth Is Earth Day?

(EARTH DAY/ENVIRONMENT) The 1960’s brought about a ton of changes for the American people, including protecting our environment. Brought into effect by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day sparked a worldwide rally to appreciate, protect, and teach about the importance of a healthy environment. From compassionate efforts including park clean-ups, teach-ins, and tree-plating parties, […]

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S-Town Is A Eulogy For The Planet

(ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH/CLIMATE CHANGE) After listening to the podcast “S-Town” by investigative journalist Brian Reed, I am left with a multitude of feelings, but the overwhelming one is sadness. The poignant story starts as an investigation of a purported murder and morphs into a complicated portrayal of a local genius named John B. McLemore and his […]

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Vegan Chocolate Bunny - a compassionate Easter treat!

Compassionate Treats For A Happy Vegan Easter!

(ANIMAL WELFARE/VEGAN EASTER) Easter is almost here, and what better way to enjoy this celebration of new life than to celebrate with compassion toward all life? After all, this lovely springtime holiday and the animal rights movement do share the same cotton-tailed mascot! Learn how easy and delicious it can be to have a happy […]

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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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Tail-Wagging Movies For The Holidays

(DOGS/PETS) The most wonderful time of the year is finally here! It’s the time when everyone cozies up on the couch to watch holiday movies. But what about your fur babies? Why not celebrate your loyal companions and put on a heart-warming, doggie-themed movie? Not only will you be entertained, but your furry friends will […]

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