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  • Jul
  • 31

Finding a Reputable Sitter for Your Animal Companion

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The summer travel season is in full swing. Leaving your animal companion safe and comfortable at home while you travel doesn’t have to (and shouldn’t) mean checking your loved one into a kennel, cattery, or veterinarian’s office, where animals often become stressed, frightened, ill, or even hurt or lost. Ideally, “safe at home” means finding the right …

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  • Jul
  • 30

Sexism: Another Reason Not to Wear Wool

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Warning: This piece contains strong language.

By now, you’ve probably heard about PETA’s international exposé of the wool industry in Australia and the U.S. that documented how workers violently punched scared sheep in the face, stomped and stood on their heads and necks, and beat and jabbed them in the face with electric clippers and a hammer. Some sheep even …

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  • Jul
  • 28

Circus Signs Go Missing—Police Go After 84-Year-Old PETA Member

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Arthritis, crippling injuries, and chronic pain often come with age. I’m speaking, of course, about elephants who are forced to perform in circuses . The painful tricks and hours spent standing in chains on concrete floors destroy their legs and feet.

PETA member Marilyn Flynn , now 84, has been working to protect senior elephants and other animals who are abused in circuses for more than …

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  • Jul
  • 25

Fish-Oil Myth Busted—Again

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Fed up with hearing about the supposed health benefits of eating oily fish or taking fish-oil supplements? Your ears may be off the hook permanently. That’s because an article published in the British newspaper The Telegraph cites new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that suggests that the impact of eating a diet rich …

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  • Jul
  • 24

Charge! Save Animals Every Time You Shop

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Do you love to shop? Of course you do! And if you’re reading this blog, you undoubtedly love to help animals, too. Now you can combine your two loves—with a PETA Visa® Platinum Rewards Card .

Apply securely online right now and start helping animals with every swipe. A percentage of each purchase on the card will support PETA’s vital work for animals . You’ll also earn bonus points …

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  • Jul
  • 22

Ingrid E. Newkirk Honors Animal Champs in Chi-Town

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Chicago has come a long way since it “boasted” nicknames such as “Porkopolis” and “Hog Butcher for the World.” Last year, Chi-Town grabbed the number five spot on PETA’s list of the Most Vegan-Friendly Ci ties , and the legendary Chicago Diner figured prominently in the city’s ranking. During a recent stop in Chicago, as part of her nationwide “ Naked Truth ” …

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  • Jul
  • 21

Toxic Mushrooms in the Backyard

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If you’ve experienced a lot of moisture and low temperatures in your area this past spring, you may have come across some wild mushrooms.

I live in Colorado, and we went through a soggy and cold—yet gorgeous—spring. Unfortunately, I’ve heard some horrific stories as a result about dogs suddenly dying because they ingested wild mushrooms in their …

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