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  • Aug
  • 21

Do Something: How One Phone Call Can Save Lives

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My mom lives in a residential area filled with families and activity. She enjoys sitting in her sunny front window and watching the comings and goings in the neighborhood. One day recently, she called me to say that the mail carrier had delivered roosters to the apartments across the street. They were in boxes and were crowing like …

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  • Aug
  • 7

A City Girl Moves to the Country

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My fiancé and I recently moved to a small rural town in western Wisconsin. I grew up in Los Angeles, and my fiancé grew up near Chicago, so needless to say, country living is pretty new to both of us. Our house is in a 45-acre forest that is surrounded by dairy farms and cornfields (where trees once …

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  • Jul
  • 30

Sexism: Another Reason Not to Wear Wool

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Warning: This piece contains strong language.

By now, you’ve probably heard about PETA’s international exposé of the wool industry in Australia and the U.S. that documented how workers violently punched scared sheep in the face, stomped and stood on their heads and necks, and beat and jabbed them in the face with electric clippers and a hammer. Some sheep even …

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  • Jul
  • 28

Circus Signs Go Missing—Police Go After 84-Year-Old PETA Member

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Arthritis, crippling injuries, and chronic pain often come with age. I’m speaking, of course, about elephants who are forced to perform in circuses . The painful tricks and hours spent standing in chains on concrete floors destroy their legs and feet.

PETA member Marilyn Flynn , now 84, has been working to protect senior elephants and other animals who are abused in circuses for more than …

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  • Jul
  • 22

Ingrid E. Newkirk Honors Animal Champs in Chi-Town

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Chicago has come a long way since it “boasted” nicknames such as “Porkopolis” and “Hog Butcher for the World.” Last year, Chi-Town grabbed the number five spot on PETA’s list of the Most Vegan-Friendly Ci ties , and the legendary Chicago Diner figured prominently in the city’s ranking. During a recent stop in Chicago, as part of her nationwide “ Naked Truth ” …

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  • Jul
  • 16

Animals Are Wondrous: Lobsters and Crabs

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Crustaceans are like us in many ways. Lobsters have a long childhood and an awkward adolescence, and just like us, they carry their young for nine months and can live to be more than 100 years old.

Like dolphins and many other animals, lobsters use complicated signals to explore their surroundings and establish social relationships. They take …

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  • Jul
  • 7

Park Carefully This Summer—Your Dog’s Life Depends On It

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Parking carelessly this summer could result in more than a ticket. It could cost a life and land you behind bars—if you leave your dog in your vehicle .

In Texas, a man allegedly left his dog to bake in a locked SUV on a 90-degree day while he cooled off at a water park. A caring passerby spotted the dog and called …

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