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  • Sep
  • 22

Renaissance Fairs Should Bid Farewell to Elephant Rides

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Nosey the elephant at USA Flea Market in Port Richey, Florida. Hugo Liebel holding money text to the bullhook.

What do elephants have to do with 16th century medieval reenactments? Not a thing. Yet, at Renaissance festivals across the country, they are forced to plod in endless circles, day after day, giving rides to paying customers. When used on the fair circuit, elephants are chained inside tractor trailers and hauled from one venue to […]

  • Sep
  • 20

Avoid Cat-astrophic Boredom With Kitty Food Puzzles

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Cats are intelligent hunters who love to work for their food. But many kitties who live indoors with their human companions have few opportunities to engage in such natural hunting and foraging behaviors. This lack of mental stimulation can lead to boredom, obesity, and even aggression. But letting cats outside puts them at grave risk […]

  • Sep
  • 15

‘C’ Is for Compassion: PETA’s Humane Education Program Teaches Kids to Be Kind

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Since so many young people bully and abuse others—their peers as well as animals—it’s important for educators to teach students to be kind and empathetic. That’s why TeachKind—PETA’s humane-education division—has revamped its popular classroom resource, the Share the World curriculum kit, and is sending free copies to 26,000 elementary schools nationwide. Share the World is […]

  • Sep
  • 14

Get to Know this Year’s 5 Female Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest Finalists

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Yesterday we featured the male finalists in the Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest, today we’re getting to know the 5 female finalists of 2016: Lori Girshick Why did you go vegan? I had been vegetarian for 7 years because I thought it was a healthy way to eat. Then I learned about vivisection and factory farming. I’m not […]

  • Sep
  • 13

Get to Know this Year’s 5 Male Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest Finalists

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Today we’re getting to know the 5 male finalists of 2016 Sexiest Vegan Over 50 Contest: Joel Kahn Why did you go vegan? Initially college dorm food choice. Later my medical training, John Robbins, Dean Ornish cemented it. Now author, restauranteur, speaker, online advocate for health, animal rights, and the environment. 40 years vegan. If you could […]

  • Sep
  • 9

Need Grandparenting Advice? Ask an Elephant

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It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a flock to raise a nestling, a pod to raise a whale calf, and a troop to raise a monkey. Thank heavens for grandparents: They provide helping hands and sage advice and occasionally talk frazzled parents through what-do-I-do-now crises. For National Grandparents Day, we’re […]

  • Sep
  • 8

What PETA Is Doing to Help Farmed Animals Part 2: Media Campaigns

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In a previous blog post, Heather Moore explained how PETA—the largest vegan advocacy organization in the world—regularly holds colorful demonstrations, food giveaways, and other outreach activities to promote vegan living and help chickens, pigs, cows, turkeys, and other animals who are killed for food. These events not only reach consumers directly but also attract reporters, […]

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