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  • Mar
  • 26

Part Two: Just Say No to Pesticides

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This is part two of a three-part series on gardening.

Of course, it goes without saying, do not use pesticides in your garden! Use a variety of plants, and you will attract your own pest control. If something is eating your favorite specimen and you have a variety of flowers in your beds and a little patience and …

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  • Mar
  • 25

Go Native! The Importance of Using Native Plants in Your Landscape

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Without native plants, wildlife cannot be sustained. In an overly simplified nutshell, the lovely cultivars that originate from Asia and Europe and can be purchased at your local nursery or big box store to beautify your landscape are not palatable to our little insect friends. “So what?” you might ask, as you scratch your head.

Well, take the …

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  • Mar
  • 18

Venice: Enjoying Italy Cruelty-Free

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PETA Germany member and guest author Martin Schempp writes about his love for this unique island city.

Whether you should visit Venice at least once a year is a good question. To me, there’s no debate, because I am in love with Venice—in love with its grand Renaissance palaces, its quiet avenues and canals, its idyllic parks, …

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  • Mar
  • 16

My Life as a Doghouse Delivery Man

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This winter has been severe, bringing lots of snow and freezing temperatures to most of the central and eastern United States. What you probably will not hear about on the news, however, is the terrible plight of those animals who are forced to live outdoors —a great number of them dogs kept in tiny pens or chained to trees or stakes in the ground with …

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  • Mar
  • 12

Be Kind to Our Small Friends

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Insects are the smallest animals, so some people tend to overlook them, giving little or no thought to their lives—even going so far as to think of insects as an inconvenience or a nuisance. All beings in nature are important and deserve our care and respect, even the tiniest. I once read something very interesting by a …

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  • Feb
  • 12

Clothes for Our Four-Legged Friends

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Right now in most areas, it’s cold, wet, and windy. Some places even have snow, and temperatures often drop below freezing in colder areas. It’s about time to shop for some warm clothes that are suitable for these weather conditions—for dogs, that is!

We often hear, “Dogs don’t need coats—they have fur!” But is that really true for …

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  • Jan
  • 8

Moving With Animals

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In today’s highly mobile society, it’s not uncommon for people to move frequently from one city to another. And although there is plenty of help out there in the form of moving companies and other businesses that can minimize headaches and offer affordable prices, for some, the task of moving can still seem daunting when animal companions are …

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