Archives for January 2013

  • Jan
  • 30

Nonviolence Extends to All Species

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Just mentioning the word “nonviolence” brings to mind two hallowed peace patriots: Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. There is some debate on whether nonviolence is the opposite of war, but in a world where animals are subjected to reprehensible degrees of violence every moment, almost exclusively at our hand, war is only the tip of the …

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  • Jan
  • 29

Cherokee’s Trail of Tears Continues

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Cherokee's Trail of Tears Continues

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina has a long history of suffering and hardship, and adversity on their territory has not yet come to an end. The sovereign land is home to three decrepit roadside zoos, in which animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. One zoo, Chief Saunooke Bear Park , was …

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  • Jan
  • 28

Victory: Angel’s Gate Permanently Closed!

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Victory: Angel's Gate Permanently Closed!

Great news! The hellhole formerly known as “Angel’s Gate, Inc.,” has been shut down for good!

After PETA provided evidence that Angel’s Gate had persistently failed to comply with reporting laws for nonprofits, the New York Attorney General’s Office filed suit to dissolve Angel’s Gate for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in donations without accounting for any …

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  • Jan
  • 24

Are You Happy Yet?

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Perhaps it’s an illusion (or maybe just hormones), but as I get older I find that I have a greater sense of inner peace than I did in my youth. I am still astonished by how cruel people can be toward others—that never stops as I fight to end animal abuse.

And life’s complications can sometimes seem …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Quirky Cats: It Must Be Something in Their Water

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I wonder how many other PETA Primers share their homes with cats who are water crazy? If you do, you know exactly what I mean by “water crazy.”

Some water-crazy cats park themselves at one particular sink and stay there for hours, crying for someone, anyone, to come and turn on the faucet. They bat at the water and …

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  • Jan
  • 23

Fire and Light: Environment- and Animal-Friendly Dishware

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Wikipedia defines bone china as “a type of porcelain body first developed in Britain in which calcined cattle bone (bone ash) is a major constituent.”

That certainly doesn’t sound like something I want to serve my delicious vegan meals on!

As an ethical vegan first and an environmentalist second, I try to make certain that my purchases are in …

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  • Jan
  • 21

Don’t Worry – Be Happy

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Today is “Blue Monday”, apparently the most depressing day of the year. But don’t despair: if the bad weather and post-Christmas gloom have got you down, there’s an easy way to cheer yourself up – go vegan!

A study published in Nutrition Journal reveals that vegans score significantly better on mood scales and have lower instances …

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