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  • Apr
  • 26

Victory! Luxury-Hotel Retailer to Stop Stocking Products Made of Fur

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Think of it as taking stock—in a compassionate way. After learning from PETA about the cruelty inherent in the fur industry, the Sullivan Family of Companies pledged to stop buying products made of fur for its more than 65 gift shops and apparel stores in luxury hotels around the country. The Sullivan Family of Companies, […]

  • Apr
  • 20

Encore, Encore: PETA Opens the Door to a Career With a Purpose

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“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot (1819–1880), the distinguished English Victorian novelist, launched a thousand refrigerator magnets with that keen observation. It still has legs. In October 2014, the newspaper at which I’d been a writer and editor for 30-odd years told me, in effect, “Hey, it’s been […]

  • Apr
  • 19

Is Your Cat Showing One of These 25 Signs of Pain?

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One evening, I was sitting on the couch watching TV with my cat Sam on my lap when he suddenly fainted and nearly fell to the floor. Horrified, I rushed him to the emergency vet, only to find that he had a congenital heart defect, which, even with treatment, would prove fatal within 18 months. […]

  • Apr
  • 12

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Rat Poison

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Recently, I returned home from a horrible day at our veterinarian’s office, where we were forced to end the life of our 13-year-old dog, Sophie. After four days of subtle but worsening gastrointestinal symptoms, she succumbed to what we now believe was poisoning from ingestion of rat poison. We aren’t sure whether she ate the […]

  • Apr
  • 5

Animals Are Wondrous: Monkeys 

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One would be hard-pressed to find something that could bring on a smile more quickly than watching monkeys at play. They love to play and can be highly organized about it. In Indonesia, like children lined up to climb the ladder to a diving board, a group of monkeys was observed lining up behind a […]

  • Mar
  • 30

What Is Your Senior Animal Trying to Tell You?

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As our animal companions begin to age, somewhere between the ages of 6 and 9, depending on size, their bodies undergo many changes that can sneak up on their guardians if they aren’t paying close attention.

  • Mar
  • 23

What If Jesus Had Been a Chicken?

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It’s the most important day in the Christian calendar. Easter Sunday is the day when we celebrate the fact that Jesus conquered death and darkness so that His followers could have eternal life, and it is the foundation of our faith. We go to church to hear the Easter story every year, and we shake […]

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