Last week, a federal judge struck down California’s groundbreaking ban on the sale of foie gras on a technicality: He ruled that foie gras is an “ingredient” and therefore covered by the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act, which state law cannot override. We expect this decision to be overturned after the case progresses. The Los Angeles Times editorialized against the …
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Since its founding more than a decade ago as an organization dedicated to bringing relief to India’s working animals, Animal Rahat has become one of the most successful forces for all animals in need throughout the Sangli, Solapur, and Satara districts of Maharashtra. Members of the hard-working Rahat team—which operates solely on charitable donations —will go just about anywhere …
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The most potent weapon against breast cancer could be in your kitchen.
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We cat lovers all have the same issue. What to do with our sweet little ones when they go on clawing around! We all know that declawing is a no-no, so what to do?
Here is an excerpt from my book Making Kind Choices , which discusses the issue.
Cats have to scratch as surely as birds gotta fly, …
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He will work from dawn into the night and sleep on the road or beside his owner’s hut on the ground in all weather, seldom with shade or shelter.
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When news hit that Detroit was cutting off water to thousands of residents who were behind in paying their bills, the critics, not surprisingly, came out in full force. What might surprise you is that some of those throwing stones were aiming not at city officials but at PETA—after one of our members hit upon a way …
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Like many people, you may be asking: What makes a candle vegan and cruelty-free? What harmful products are often used in candles?
I addressed these very questions in a chapter in one of my books, Making Kind Choices :
Shopping for candles, whether to light the table for that special romantic evening, votive candles to float in …
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