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Archives for February 2013

  • Feb
  • 28

Best of PETA Prime: Does Westminster Promote Doggie Defects?

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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and other dog shows are simply overblown beauty pageants. I know because I’ve been to dog shows–many of them. I’ve lost count of the shows I was trundled off to when my dad was showing our family’s Great Pyrenees in obedience trials. She earned her Companion Dog (CD) certification and won a big silver bowl that …

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  • Feb
  • 27

New Link Between Dementia and Diet

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There are two important health reasons for women to go vegan: heart disease and dementia . Researchers from the Mayo Clinic recently found that women with heart disease are three times more likely to develop cognitive problems that are associated with certain types of dementia. But thankfully, both men and women can work to prevent heart disease, dementia, and other degenerative illnesses by …

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  • Feb
  • 26

Fight Food Waste With Your Fork

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If you’re like me, you were probably shocked by a recently released report that found that up to half of the world’s food goes to waste . With hundreds of millions of people going hungry every day, how is this possible?

In developing countries, much of the waste is attributable to inefficient harvesting methods or inadequate transportation and storage facilities. Here in the U.S., retailers …

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  • Feb
  • 25

The Meat Industry’s Appetite for Antibiotics Could Make Everyone Sick

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Last March, a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should start restricting the use of certain growth-promoting antibiotics in farmed animals—unless the drug manufacturers could prove that the antibiotics wouldn’t contribute to the rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that have been appearing in more and more health-care facilities. The FDA then developed some “voluntary …

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Brightly-Hued Vegan Foods Keep Disease at Bay

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You can add Lou Gehrig’s disease to the long list of conditions that can be prevented by eating wholesome vegan foods. Researchers have found evidence that eating colorful fruits and vegetables—especially those that are yellow, orange, and red—may prevent or slow down the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) , the proper name for the debilitating and deadly disease.

Brightly colored fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes, …

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  • Feb
  • 20

Sanctuary Founder Leaves Safe-Haven Legacy

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Sanctuary Founder Leaves Safe-Haven Legacy

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Pat Derby, the former animal trainer who saw the error of the entertainment industry’s ways and spent the rest of her life helping captive animals by providing them with safe havens at her three spacious Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) sanctuaries in California. Pat died at …

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  • Feb
  • 19

Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

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Don’t Buy the ‘Free-Range’ Lie

There’s a local market near my house where I like to buy fruits and vegetables every Saturday morning. A small market, it has just the right amount of glorious tropical fruit and imported Korean persimmons for a hungry herbivore like me. But in between the rows of fresh flower bouquets and Himalayan rock salt lies a gruesome …

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