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  • Jan
  • 17

Why People Abandon Animals

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I’ve been an animal shelter volunteer for more than 10 years. A lot of strays come in the door, but the animals who really touch me are the ones they call the “owner surrenders.” These are the animals who had a home and lost it, and over the years I’ve tried to understand why people […]

  • Jan
  • 13

Martin Luther King Jr. and Animal Rights

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The fate of animals today is similar to that of humans who were subjected to slavery and other civil rights injustices—they, too, are tortured, abused, and neglected as humans once were and sometimes still are. More than 63 billion animals are slaughtered every year in the United States for the food industry, without even a […]

  • Jan
  • 11

Deceptive Wordplay Can’t Mask Hunting’s Cold-Blooded Cruelty

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Most of us have done things that we’d give anything to take back. I still remember taunting a boy in second grade until he ran away from school and embarrassing a girl in junior high who asked me to dance. I could plead young and stupid, but that only half-applies to the time I went […]

  • Jan
  • 9

PETA President: Tilikum Died for His Freedom

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Tilikum—an orca who was imprisoned at SeaWorld for nearly three decades and was the “star” of the damning documentary Blackfish—finally has his freedom. But he shouldn’t have had to die to get it.

  • Jan
  • 6

Tilikum, SeaWorld’s Most Exploited Orca, Has Died

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Tilikum—the ‘star’ of Blackfish, the damning documentary about SeaWorld’s miserable practice of ripping orca babies from their ocean families and then breeding them in captivity—is dead following decades of exploitation in the marine-mammal abusement industry.

  • Jan
  • 5

VICTORY: India Bans Importation of Reptile Animal Skins, Certain Furs

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After hearing from PETA India about the extreme suffering of reptiles and other animals killed for leather or fur clothing and accessories, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued a notification amending the trade policy of India that prohibits the importation of the skins of reptiles and the fur of chinchillas as well […]

  • Jan
  • 5

Do Something: How One Phone Call Can Save Lives

Posted by at 7:35 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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 […]

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