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  • Feb
  • 24

Five Signs of a Stressed or Sick Cat

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Here’s how to read the signs of stress or illness and act fast to help your meow mate.

Your cat depends on you for everything that he or she needs—fresh water, food, a clean litterbox, veterinary care, and, just as important, affection and love. When cats feel stressed or sick, they may behave in uncharacteristic ways that …

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  • Feb
  • 20

Are You the Parent or Grandparent of a Compassionate, Vegan Kid?

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It’s that time again! PETA Kids is searching for the cutest vegan kids in the country! Know a compassionate, animal-lovin’ cutie who has what it takes to win? Nominate him or her now for the chance to win a trophy, a cruelty-free prize pack, and yearlong bragging rights. Don’t wait too long— the nominee round closes on March 4, 2015!

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  • Feb
  • 19

The PETA Foundation’s Enforcers

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The U.S. federal government and all 50 states have laws to protect animals from abuse. But who watches the watchers? That would be the PETA Foundation’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE) division. CALE is a specialized group of highly trained attorneys, wildlife specialists, veterinarians, and support staff that pushes federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies to take …

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  • Feb
  • 12

Clothes for Our Four-Legged Friends

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Right now in most areas, it’s cold, wet, and windy. Some places even have snow, and temperatures often drop below freezing in colder areas. It’s about time to shop for some warm clothes that are suitable for these weather conditions—for dogs, that is!

We often hear, “Dogs don’t need coats—they have fur!” But is that really true for …

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  • Feb
  • 11

There Are No Winners at Westminster

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After hours of being preened, paraded, posed and prodded by judges, one dog will be declared “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this month. But make no mistake—there are no “winners” in the appearance-obsessed world of dog breeding.

The American Kennel Club’s (AKC) “breed standards”—against which dogs at Westminster are judged—call for dogs …

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  • Feb
  • 10

PETA Prime Book Club: What Is ‘Rewilding’ and Why Should I Try It?

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Full disclosure: I am a big fan of Dr. Marc Bekoff, so this review may be a bit biased. But it’s almost impossible to believe that anyone could find fault with this man’s stellar work.

Bekoff’s latest book, Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence , is a call to action for anyone who cares about the world we live in.

In wildlife …

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  • Jan
  • 29

PETA Turns Sunder’s Home Into Free-Roaming, Forested Sanctuary

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PETA India and Bannerghata Biological Park have teamed up to create India’s first free-roaming elephant sanctuary.

Originally posted by PETA India. 

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