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  • Oct
  • 30

As You Consider Your Year-End Planning

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Ziggy, pictured below, is just one of millions of animals rescued through PETA’s work, but as you know, more are in need.

Including PETA in your year-end plans can help animals like Ziggy and give you a rewarding “return on investment.” Here’s how:

Your donation to PETA before the clock strikes midnight on December 31 will …

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  • Oct
  • 29

Keep Your Animals Safe and Happy This Halloween

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Each October, Halloween ushers in its own brand of awesomeness in the form of pumpkins, candy , and costumes. Spider webs and creepy decorations set the stage for ghost stories and trick-or-treating. But holiday fun for humans can translate into hazards for companion animals. Halloween is the busiest time of year for the  Pet Poison Helpline because companion animals often accidentally …

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  • Oct
  • 27

Adopt, Don’t Shop

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One day, pet stores around the world will stop breeding and selling animals because it’s a cruel and horrible industry. But until that day comes, those of us who love animals will hopefully continue to raise awareness of animal exploitation. We can speak up for animal welfare, and when it comes to adding a new nonhuman member to …

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  • Oct
  • 21

Animals Are Wondrous: Chimpanzees

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Chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. Chimpanzees and humans share the same blood types and have at least 95 percent genetic similarity. These highly intelligent animals have long childhoods, cooperate with and learn from each other, make and use tools, and participate in cultural and social activities such as dancing in …

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  • Sep
  • 30

Why Is Adopting an Animal Companion Good for Seniors?

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Research has shown that seniors benefit physically and mentally from having an animal companion.

Sure, adopting a homeless animal will improve his or her life, but did you know that an animal companion can improve your life, too? And we’re not just talking about rescued animals who have literally returned the favor and rescued their adopters. According to Alan Beck, director …

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  • Sep
  • 22

Did You Know That Going Vegan Could Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

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A new study from the U.K. says extra pounds and obesity increase a person’s risk of cancer.

“You are what you eat” has never been truer. Researchers in the U.K. have found that people who are overweight or obese have a greater risk of developing the most common types of cancer. A seven-year study of 5 million people concluded that carrying extra …

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  • Sep
  • 10

Share a Smile for Animals Today!

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Amazon is one of the most widely used sites on the Internet. Chances are that you’ve ordered something from the site before—and with good reason. Amazon has thousands of vegan and cruelty-free products, including food, makeup, cookbooks, clothes, and a huge selection of supplies for your furry family members. Now, with AmazonSmile, there’s an even better reason …

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