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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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Turn That Fish Frown Upside Down

(PETS/FISH/PET CARE) How can you tell if your aquarium is a happy home for your pet fish? A recent study suggests that most fish in tanks are giving off more negative vibes than positive ones. The study looks at how tank size and the complexity of the environment can either reduce or increase aggression in […]

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Facelifts For Fido? 5 Peculiar Pet Procedures

(PETS) There’s not much we wouldn’t do for our animal companions. Designer duds, boutique hotels, and even plastic surgery? That’s right. Pets have succumbed to the nips, tucks, and more that is usually reserved for their human counterparts. Read on for five of these unusual pet procedures and why our pets might have justifiable reasons for […]

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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: http://floridapolitics.com

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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Does Your Dog Need A New Do?

(DOGS/PET CARE) There’s no doubt pets can get pretty stinky. Not all animals require the same degree of care, but which grooming method is best for your pet? Don’t work your brain too hard; the Humane Society has already done all the thinking for you. Below is a helpful group of tips on pet grooming–covering the […]

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A woman with her cat after a visit to the Tehran pet hospital. Photo Credit: Newsha Tavakolian for The New York Times

Where Can You Be Whipped For Walking A Dog?

(PETS/ANIMAL RIGHTS) Did you know simply taking your dog on a walk could get you arrested in some countries? In Iran, where the prevailing Islamic belief is that dogs are impure, walking a dog not only puts the guardian at risk, but the dog could also be seized, or even killed. In this year’s campaign […]

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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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People who sell or eat dog meat face a fine of up to £6,500. Photo Credit: AP

Pets, Not Food! Taiwan Becomes First Country In Asia To Ban Dog & Cat Meat From Dinner Tables

(ANIMAL NEWS/DOG & CAT MEAT) In a landmark victory for domesticated animals across the globe, Taiwan is now the first country in Asia to ban the sale of dog and cat meat. The legislature also amends Taiwan’s animal protection law by maximizing fines and prison terms for animal cruelty violators–highlighting the country’s increasing awareness of […]

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Don’t Shoot! Support The Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act & Stop Police From Shooting Pets

(DOGS/POLICE SHOOTINGS) Tragically, it’s estimated that a dog is shot every 98 minutes by law enforcement in the United States, causing trauma for both the family and police officer involved. Despite the fact that dog bite numbers have decreased, incidents of police using lethal force against family pets are on the rise–from SWAT raids to […]

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Penguins — the animals, not the hockey players — at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh before the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia game on Saturday. Credit Charles Leclaire/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

NHL Ruffles Feathers For Using Real, Live Pittsburgh Penguins

(ANIMAL WELFARE/PENGUINS) The NHL and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are on thin ice after last week’s outdoor Stadium Series game at Heinz Field. During the Pittsburgh Penguins versus the Philadelphia Flyers pregame show, real live penguins from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium were brought onto the ice. Footage documents the animals running and […]

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‘Not Good Enough:’ USDA Backpedals Amid Legal Backlash

(ANIMAL NEWS/ANIMAL WELFARE) Earlier this month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suddenly removed all animal welfare data from its website. The records document tens of thousands of animal welfare violations at an estimated 9,000 taxpayer-funded research labs, dog breeding operations, zoos, circuses, theme parks like SeaWorld, and other facilities regulated under the Animal […]

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